Photographer's Note

Praça do Municipio (Municipal Square) is a small peaceful square where the City Hall, Appeals Court and Navy Arsenal stand. It lies west of Comercio Square, along Rua do Arsenal.

The City Hall building (the larger of the two buildings shown here, the other is the Appeals Court) is a neoclassical palace with an elegant exterior featuring sculptures on the triangular tympanum supported by four paired columns. The interior, which can only be visited on free guided tours on Sunday mornings, is rich in works of art, including a painting showing Marquês de Pombal during the times of the reconstruction of Lisbon.

Outside is an interesting pillory with a spiral column built of a single block in the 18th century, and crowned with a gilt metal sphere.

(Source: Go Lisbon!)

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