Praça do Império

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View of the Praça do Império, and, in front, the Jerónimos.

The Praça do Império (Portuguese for Empire Square) is a city square in Lisbon, Portugal.

It measures about 280 m by 280, plus adjacent areas, and is the largest square in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the largest in Europe.

Around the square are the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Cultural Center, the former being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the center of the square is a 3.300 m² garden with large fountain in the middle.

The square commemorates the Portuguese Empire and was built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940.

The roads around the square were used as a special stage in the 2011 to 2014 Rally de Portugal.

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Coordinates: 38°41′47″N 9°12′27″W / 38.69639°N 9.20750°W / 38.69639; -9.20750