A stone historical building and visitor attraction, the Rua Augusta Arch was built to commemorate the city's reconstruction after an earthquake in 1755. The top cornice is 30 metres tall and the figures above it are 7.0 metres higher. Made by Victor Bastos, they represent Nuno Alvares Pereira and Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Marquis of Pombal, and Vasco da Gama and Viriatus. The two recumbent figures represent the rivers Tagus and Douro.
A trip to Lisbon, Portugal to visit some of the buildings the city has to offer. This was my first time to the city, which I was visiting with other architecture students whilst studying for my masters degree.