The Praça do Marquês de Pombal (Marquis of Pombal Square) is the heart of “modern Lisbon”. It is located very close to the Eduardo VII Park, at the end of Avenida da Liberdade.
A monument to the Marquis of Pombal was erected in the centre of the square. The statue represents the Marquess of Pombal, governor of Lisbon between 1750 and 1777. He is depicted standing next to a lion, symbol of power and leadership.
The square is surrounded by several corporate headquarters of important companies, including the largest Portuguese banks and some of the most famous 5-star hotels in the world.
Marquis of Pombal Square is a good area to find accommodation. It is peaceful and very well connected to the rest of the city.
It’s well worth wandering along Avenida da Liberdade from Baixa and if you have enough time, we suggest going for a walk-through Eduardo VII Park, which is the city’s largest greenspace. Lisbon’s Botanical Garden (Estufa Fria) is housed in this park and worth exploring.