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Postcard from Lisbon: Commerce Square – Place du commerce

We are spending a week in Lisbon on a home exchange.The Praça do Comércio is near the Tagus river, is still called Terreiro do Paço because it was originally the site of Paços da Ribeira (Royal Ribeira Palace) destroyed by a massive earthquake in 1755. It was rebuilt (and remodelled) by Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, who was the Minister of the Kingdom of Portugal from 1750 to 1777, during the reign of Dom José IKing of Portugal.
Nous profitons d’un échange maison pour passer une semaine à LIsbonne. La Praça do Comércio près de la Tage est encore connue sous le nom de Terreiro do Paço ; en effet c’était le site de Paços da Ribeira (le palais royal de Ribera) détruit par un énorme tremblement de terre en 1755. La place a été reconstruite (et remodelée) par Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, premier marquis de Pombal, et premier ministre du Portugal entre 1750 et 1777, pendant le règne de Dom José I, roi du Portugal.

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