Figueira Square, Lisbon

Figueira Square, Lisbon

Figueira Square is a large open space in the center of Lisbon which also serves as a major traffic hub. It is surrounded by quaint and historic cafes, hotels and shops.

Figueira Square means Fig Tree Square. It was once the location of the Hospital Real de Todos os Santos (All Saints Royal Hospital). The hospital existed at the site from the 15th century till 1755 when a devastating earthquake destroyed almost all the buildings in Lisbon. It was demolished and a large covered market was built at the location. The market was taken down in 1949 and the site remains an open square since.

Today, Figueira Square is surrounded by uniform four storied buildings. A bronze statue of King Joao I by sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida was erected at the center in 1971 and relocated to a corner of the square in the year 2000. The sculpture has medallions and effigies of the revolutionaries, Nuno Alvares Pariera and Joao Das Regras who helped King Joao I seize power in 1385. A historic café called the Pastelarica Suica and one of Europe’s most elegant pastry shops, the Confeitaria Nacional that has served customers delicious cakes from 1829 are located around Figueira Square.

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Sight Name: Figueira Square
Sight Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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