Clock level – Rua Augusta Arch

The top of the Augusta Street Arch, which offers a unique panoramic view over the city of Lisbon, can be visited along with the vaulted hall that houses the clock machinery there. But not everyone will be able to do it, since to climb to that hall and the belvedere it is necessary to conquer the two flights of stairs that rise beyond the elevator.

This image was taken in the middle floor, where is the clock clockwork.
The Rua Augusta Arch is a stone, triumphal arch-like, historical building and visitor attraction in Lisbon, Portugal, on the Praça do Comércio. It was built to commemorate the city’s reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake. It has six columns (some 11 m high) and is adorned with statues of various historical figures. Significant height from the arch crown to the cornice imparts an appearance of heaviness to the structure.

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