Praça do Municipio from Lisbon, Portugal

At a small distance from the monumental Praça do Municipio stands the municipal square, which hosts three important buildings: the Municipality, the Court of Appeals and the Naval Arsenal. It is a small, quiet square, with other rhythms in comparison to Praça do Comércio, which, following the Rua do Arsenal, stands less than 70 meters ahead. Praça do Municipio is equally part of the urban weaving born from the city’s reconstruction under the guidance of the Marquise of Pombal. This historical detail is enough in order to make it clear that they must be understood as a counterpoint, that is, as part of a system of squares that is ampler and not isolated.