The Praça Francisco Sá Carneiro of Lisbon!

Ok so this was in my wandering walks in the city of  Lisbon. As said always best to walk once in town, any town. I have this picture and figure it should be shown in my blog , after all this is my life’s history! Therefore, let me tell you a bit on the Praça Francisco Sà Carneiro square of Lisbon!

The Praça Francisco Sá Carneiro, formerly the Praça do Areeiro, is located on the border between the old parishes of São João de Deus and Alto do Pina, currently united in the parish of Areeiro.

Francisco Sà Carneiro was founder and first Secretary General of the PPD (Popular Democratic Party). Posthumously awarded the Grand Cross of the Military Order of Christ (1981), the Military Order of the Tower and Sword (1986) and the Order of Liberty (1990) , as well as a Solemn Session in honor of the Assembly of the Republic (1990), the Gold Medal of the Portuguese Bar Association (2006) and the Order of Infante D. Henrique (2017), in addition to having its name given to the International Airport of his hometown Porto (1990).

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The Praça do Areeiro would then become the most important entryway into the city of Lisbon. The 1st floor with balconies and superior height, the regular metric of the windows, the cornice delimiting the top floor. The symbolism of details such as caravels and armillary spheres, and the traditional architectural features of the tile roofs. Ths square was change name to Praça Francisco Sà Carneiro to honor the politician,

The Metro Areeiro line verde or green is one stop from Alameda connecting with the airport on line vermelho or red.

You have interesting spots nearby such as the Jardim Fernando Pessa, green neighborhood garden with benches, bronze statues, a playground and a small football/soccer field. Also, the Alameda Dom Afonso Henriques with is Fonte Luminosa (fountain) , a monumental fountain from 1940 in a park with sculptures of Triton and sirens, light shows in the evening.

No specific info on the square so will leave you with the Lisbon tourist office on its heritage

There you go folks, another off the beaten path monument in lovely Lisbon. Nice memories and still good friends from here, looking forward to be back. And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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