If you feel like exploring quaint neighbourhoods with tons of character, admiring the view from spectacular, hidden viewpoints, or experiencing one of Europe’s most famous fleamarkets, this is the tour for you! (Allows extra time for a coffee break.)
Covers the Baixa, Alfama, Graça, Anjos and Mouraria neighbourhoods.
- 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 and proceeds to the Alfama neighbourhood, passing the unusual Casa dos Bicos (House of Spikes), a16th-century palace with a unique façade, in Campo das Cebolas square (Onion Field square).
We go inside the old Lisbon city wall and visit the last of Lisbon’s Jewish quarters, the 14th-century Judiaria de Alfama (Alfama Jewish Quarter) and learn its history as we pass the place where the old Synagogue building used to stand and lfind out why it was never allowed to be used as a place of worship by the Jewish community who built it.
Still in Alfama, we explore many narrow streets and alleyways, we see a public bath house, beautiful fountains, and small squares and the Fado Museum. We learn about Fado (fate or destiny), the beautiful and oftentimes sad song of Lisbon, which was born in these streets, but has roots in old Iberian, African and South-American traditions.
We then visit the famous Feira da Ladra Flea Market, which takes place every Tuesday and Saturday near the National Pantheon and S. Vicente Church, in Campo de Santa Clara.
After a short break, we make our way up to the Graça neighbourhood, with its churches, convents, small gardens and stunning views and strange legends, such as the one surrounding the marble chair of Roman Lisbon’s first bishop, St. Gens, which is kept in a small chapel on a hill with fantastic views of Lisbon and the Tagus.
On our way back down to the city centre, we visit an old Workers’ Village with its distinctive architecture and see some great examples of street art, from tile panels to graffiti and finish our tour in the Mouraria neighbourhood, in the recently renovated Intendente Square.
- What To ExpectExplore the old Alfama neighbourhood, from the narrow streets of the last of Lisbon's jewish quarters to its churches and small, hidden squares
Wander through the massive and colourful Feira da Ladra flea market and marvel at the incredible variety of items on sale there
Discover some of Lisbon's most beautiful viewpoints that offer stunning views of the city and the Tagus River
Enjoy a short coffee break in a lovely park with a magnificent view of the Tagus
- What Is IncludedSmall group walking tour
- What Is Not IncludedFood and drinks