Augusta Street Arch (detail). This street leads to the very heart of Lisbon's «Baixa» (downtown): the Rossio Square
Lisbon guests' «entrance hall»: Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), also known as Terreiro do Paço (Palace Ground, its name before the 1755 earthquake)
As our journey progresses we're getting nearer to the very heart of Lisbon, the medieval core of the city that couldn't resist the devastating earthquake that shook Lisbon in the morning of November 1.st 1755. A huge fire right after the tremendous event consumed everything that might still be saved... The whole centre of Lisbon had to be rebuilt during the second half of the 18.th century.