Praça Marquês de Pombal
This square is a challenge for any driver. If you don't have much experience as a driver, after passing through the roundabout of the Pombal Marquis Square you will feel ready for almost anything!
The Pombal Marquis Square is located between the Liberty Avenue and Eduardo VII garden. In the centre of this square rises the splendid monument to Pombal, the man who was in charge of Lisbon's reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake. On this monument, the marquis stands on top of the column with his hand on a lion(symbol of power) overlooking his masterpiece: downtown Lisbon.
Directly connected to his life, this monument counts on references to Pombal's reforms in education, politics and agriculture and to the moment that changed his life - again the 1755 earthquake, represented by broken blocks of stone and tidal waves flooding into the city.