At the end of Praça do Comercio, on its border with the Tagus you can see the location where the old Discovery Caravels landed with the goods that the Portuguese brought back from the new-found territories over seas. When The Portuguese Empire was a cue of ships awaited to unload the precious Gold, Silver, Spice, Silk, Wood, Cacao, Coffee, Tea,

Here the ships would harness their ropes on the very same pillars where those two seagulls are standing and all the population of Lisbon would gather around to witness what exoticness was brought back this time.

Up the road from this location, the streets of Baixa (downtown area) are named after the specific item that was traded there.