tradition of style
The architectural configuration of Praça do Areeiro (now known as Praça Francisco Sá Carneiro), listed by Lisbon's City Council, was
built in the late 1940s and reflects the spirit of prosperity that followed the destruction caused by the Second World War. It was a time of construction of large public buildings, new neighbourhoods and avenues, which had been started years before by Duarte Pacheco.
The entire square is, in fact, a monument to the architecture of that per iod, with its symmetry and magnificence, created in the shape of the shield on the national flag. With a hint of grandeur that reflects the area, it was intended to dignify a place that was
once a sandy area. Later on Praça do Areeiro became the most important gateway to the city of Lisbon.
Engage in history.