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The Praça do Comércio - English: Commerce Square - is located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Situated near the Tagus river, the square is still commonly known as Terreiro do Paço - English: Palace Yard - because it was the location of the Paços da Ribeira (Royal Ribeira Palace) until it was destroyed by the great 1755 Lisbon earthquake.

Statue of King José I, by Machado de Castro (1775). The King on his horse is symbolically crushing snakes on his path.

Opening towards the Augusta Street, which links the square with the other traditional Lisbon square, the Rossio, the original project by Eugénio dos Santos planned a triumphal arch, only realised in 1875. This arch, usually called the Arco da Rua Augusta, was designed by Veríssimo da Costa. It has a clock and statues of the Glory, Ingenuity and Valour (by the French sculptor Calmels) and those of Viriatus, Nuno Álvares Pereira, Vasco da Gama and, of course, the Marquis of Pombal.


A series of ink paintings, colored with watercolor, dedicated to the beautiful city of Lisbon.

The painting was done from ancestral way with pen nib dipped in Indian ink and then colored with professional quality watercolors, on high quality watercolor paper.

All paintings framed in high quality black wood, ready to hang on your wall.

Materials used:

watercolor paper Canson 140lb (300gsm); Professional Water Colour Winsor & Newton + Winsor & Newton Black Indian Ink

Terreiro do Paço (2015)


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