Lisboa em 4 horas – walking tour
It is a four hours walk through the main attractions in the historic center of Alfama, Baixa (Chiado) and Bairro Alto in Lisbon. On this tour you will learn about the history of Lisbon and many other tips on gastronomy, culture, shopping and local events. Check out some tour attractions below.
1) fully booked itinerary on foot.
2) moderate difficulty level, not available for people with reduced mobility.
3) the travel time and places visited can be changed upon customer demand.
4) Monuments tickets are not included
Avenida da Liberdade
Inspired by Parisian boulevards, one of the city’s main avenues was built between 1879 and 1886 and was occupied by the most prestigious shops, brands and offices in the world.
Praça dos Restauradores
Ornamented by its high obelisk and bronze figures depicting Victory and Liberty, the square celebrates the liberation of the country from Spanish rule, a fact that occurred in 1640.
Praça do Rossio
In the Roman period, it was a hippodrome and then ample space where fairs and markets were held. Located in the Baixa, Rossio has been the vital center of Lisbon for six centuries. Before bullfighting, military parades, festivals and authentic cars, it is currently surrounded by the D. Maria II National Theater, cafés, restaurants and taverns and shops of varied products. In the center of the square stands the statue of Dom Pedro IV (known as Dom Pedro I in Brazil).
Elevador Santa Justa
Design by the French architect Raol Mesnier du Ponsard, made in iron and decorated in filigree, was inaugurated in 1902 and is one of the most famous and visited monuments of Lisbon. It is a public transportation system that connects Rua do Ouro to Largo do Carmo, thus joining the upper and lower parts of the city.
Castelo de São Jorge
A landmark in the history of Lisbon, the castle is visited by more than one million people every year. The importance of its location as a place of fortification and military strategy goes back to the times of Roman domination. Since then, some civilizations have conquered and have been conquests marking its presence in this place.Erguido on the highest hill of the historical center, the castle offers one of the most beautiful views over the city and the Tagus river estuary.
Sé de Lisboa
Since its construction in 1,150, the cathedral has been renovated over the centuries and currently features different architectural styles. It is worth checking the baptismal font in which St. Anthony was baptized in 1.195 and also the collection of silver, statues, costumes and relics related to St. Vincent, the patron saint of Lisbon.
Arco da Augusta
Ao lado norte da Praça do Comércio fica o imponente Arco da Rua Augusta. Essa bela construção conduz à rua Augusta e constitui no porto de entrada da Baixa. Com a aquisição de um ingresso, pega-se um elevador que o leva ao topo de onde é possível apreciar uma bela vista da bacia do Tejo.
Terreiro do Paço ou Praça do Comércio
One of the main postcards of the city, the square is a large space that housed the royal palace for four centuries. The first royal palace was destroyed in the Great Earthquake, but with the Pombaline Reform a new palace was built that occupied large arcaded buildings around the three sides of the square. Currently these buildings are occupied by government administrative offices and at the bottom there are several restaurants and bars, the ideal place to have lunch or sip in the late afternoon.
This region is home to narrow shopping streets with a large influx of tourists all year round. At Rua Garret, the busiest street in Chiado, stands the statue of the famous poet Fernando Pessoa, Café A Brasileira, formerly a stronghold of intellectuals and the Bertrand Bookstore, the oldest in the world still in operation.
Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
Located between Baixa / Chiado and Principe Real, watching the sunset there is appreciated and frequented by tourists and also by the Lisboners who also look for the view of the Castle of Sao Jorge illuminated at night.