This is the perfect tour for the visitors who are looking for an introduction to Lisbon. n You will visit some of the city’s most important quarters in one morning, and learn about its history and culture from a knowledeagble and enthusiastic guide. (Allows extra time for a coffee break.)
The tour covers the Baixa, Chiado and Alfama neighborhoods.
- What Will You DoThe tour begins at 10 a.m. in the Commercial Square, by the Tagus River, with a brief introduction to Lisbon and its history, from pre-historic occupation to the Roman period, the big earthquake of 1755, all the way to present day.
Next we visit the Mayor's Office square, passing the place where King Carlos I and Crown Prince Luís Filipe were murdered in 1908. There we see the Mayor's Office building and the old pillory or whipping post where criminals used to be punished for their crimes. We pass the site where a section of the city’s 13th century wall was recently discovered and proceed to Rossio Square, historically the heart of the city, which today looks very different from its pre-earthquake incarnation, but still has many fascinating stories to tell.
We visit an amazing burned down church, which is still in use, and pass the National Theatre on the way to Lisbon’s former Central Station, a beautiful neo-gothic building from the 19th century. Then we make our way to the Carmo Square, where we see the ruins of the 14th century Carmo Church and enjoy the view from the Santa Justa Lift.
After a short break, we move on to Alfama, through the Chiado, Baixa and Mouraria neighbourhoods, learn the legend of Lisbon’s patron saint and admire the views from Portas do Sol Square, from where we can see the Tagus River and the south bank, and the maze-like Alfama neighbourhood below us.
Finally we immerse ourselves in the narrow alleyways of one of the oldest quarters of Lisbon, and explore some of its secrets. We end our tour by Lisbon’s 12th-century Cathedral and Saint Anthony of Lisbon’s Church, very close to where we started.
- What To ExpectVisit the iconic Baixa, Chiado and Alfama neighborhoods, and explore its elegant streets, imposing squares and narrow alleyways,
Learn the fascinating history of one of Europe's oldest capitals, which is reflected on its monuments , statues and architecture.
Taking in the breathtaking views of Lisbon and the Tagus river from some of the city's fantastic viewpoints
Enjoy a short coffee break in one of Lisbon's most charming and historical squares .
- What Is IncludedSmall group walking tour
- What Is Not IncludedFood and drinks