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Praça do Comercio
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Praça do Comercio, the commercial centre of Lisbon

Praça do Comercio Lisbon’s old entry port for all goods arriving by boat. Today it’s a highly touristic spot bustling with restaurants and patios! By Serge Larose & Elisandra Buges Intro After the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, the square along with many other historical landmarks, were destroyed. The square was completely remodeled as part of the rebuilding of the Pombaline Downtown. Later the square was named Praça do Comercio, the square of commerce, to indicate its new function in the economy of Lisbon. The U shaped square was then filled with government buildings controlling customs and port activities. ” Lisbon is a city that has historically been hit by many earthquakes.  However, on November 1st 1755, an estimated 8.4 magnitude earthquake

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