Very typical of 854 columns this forest (1,300 initially) of marble, jasper and granite on which are supported by three hundred sixty-five bicolor horseshoe arches. Some are inclined, in response to the earthquake of Lisbon, the first of November 1755.
Lisbon arch by Stuart Foster | Bas relief sculpture on the tympanum of the Conceicao Velha Church (Igreja da Conceicao Velha) in central Lisbon, Portugal. The Manueline style South Portal is all that remains of the original church, which collapsed in the 1755 earthquake, and is a national monument.
The Rua Augusta Arch is a stone, triumphal arch-like, historical building and visitor attraction in Lisbon, Portugal, on Commerce Square, 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.