The Arch Of Rua Augusta
Lisbon has a new cultural and tourist attraction, the Rua Augusta´s Arch is openned to the public. Was rehabilitated and gives access to a fabulous viewpoint with a unique panoramic city.
Accessible by an elevator the entrance is located on Rua Augusta, the gazebo at the top of this monument offers a breathtaking view of the emblematic square of the Palace Square, the Baixa( downtown), the Cathedral, the São Jorge´s Castle and the river Tagus.
Inside, visitors can also learn about the history of this triumphal arch Lisbon, from the start of construction after the earthquake of 1755 until its completion in 1875 through an exhibition in the Clock Room.
And with the same splendor at the top of the arch you can see the sculptures of Célestin Anatole Calmels representing the Glory crowning Genius and Value. In the lower level, there are the Vítor Bastos´s sculptures, representing the historical personalities of Nuno Alvares Pereira, Viriato, Vasco da Gama and the Marquis of Pombal.