Saturday, 13 September 2008

Praça do Rossio

Postmarked Rio de Mouro, dated 7 August 2008

Praça do Rossio
Praça D.Pedro IV

Like many of Lisbon's squares, Rossio also has an official and an unofficial name. Its official name, Praça de Dom Pedro IV, commemorates Portugal's first liberal king; however, the square is usually simply referred to as Rossio, the Portuguese name for any large square.  It has been the setting of popular revolts and celebrations, bullfights and executions, and is now a preferred meeting place of Lisbon natives and tourists alike.
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