'Arco da Rua Augusta
Around sunset, we came down and moved towards 'Arco da Rua Augusta: A Triumphal Arch' located beside 'Praça do Comércio'. It's huge river front square, impressive enough seen from the ground, but it's only when viewed from the Arco da Rua Augusta that its vast dimensions can really be appreciated.
HISTORIC VIEW- The landmark 19th-century arch lies at the northern edge of the concourse near the southern tip of Rua Augusta, the city's main pedestrianized thoroughfare. Designed by Portuguese architect Santos de Carvalho and built to mark the reconstruction of the capital after the 1755 earthquake, the monument was inaugurated in 1873.
PRESENT DAYS- It's only recently that the public has been allowed to visit the top of the arch, where a terrace is surmounted by an allegorical statue of Glory, itself crowning figures representing Bravery and Genius and decorated with wreaths. Below this, an entablature supports additional statues of national heroes including Vasco da Gama and the Marquês de Pombal.
After spending some time near sea, we moved towards Rossio square to have dinner.