Commerce Square, better know by locals as Palace Square, is located on the northern shore of the River Tagus and was once the maritime gateway to Lisbon. The area was home to the Royal Riberia Palace palace, hence the alternative name, which was destroyed by a massive earthquake in 1755.
Capital, largest, and wealthiest city in Portugal and one of the leading economic centers on the Iberian Peninsula. Although located in the westernmost corner of Europe, the city is firmly embedded in the European Union, hosting a couple of EU agencies. Visit Baixa, the downtown city center and Alfama, the oldest district in the city or just chill out in one of Lisbon’s memorable parks – Parque Florestal de Monsanto, one of Europe’s largest urban parks or Parque Eduardo Vll, off the main drag. Last but not least, Lisbon plays host each September to the Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Queer Lisboa.