Rossio Square also is known as Pedro IV Square and known locally as ‘Praça de D. Pedro IV’ is a public square in Lisbon, Portugal. The square came into its own around the 13, 14 and 15th centuries with many key buildings being built on its perimeter, making it a place for locals to meet. Most of the buildings around the square today were built after the 17th-century earthquake that destroyed parts of the city. The square is named after King Pedro IV and is paved in a Portuguese Mosaic style. It was the site of bullfights, revolts and executions but in modern times it is a peaceful place for people to meet and socialise with various bars and cafes open on its perimeter.
The Lisbon transport network makes it easy to visit Rossio. You can get there via the underground, take the green line to ‘Rossio’. By bus, take the 207, 732, 736, 746 or 783 to ‘Rossio’ bus station. The closest train station is ‘Rossio Station’.
Opening Times and Admission
The square is a public square which is open to the public at all hours every day throughout the year. Plenty of bars and restaurants are situated on the perimeter of the square.