Districts we visit: Baixa - Chiado - Alfama
This tour is a unique way to see all the major sites of central Lisbon. Insider Local guides give you a great insight into Lisbon's lifestyle, history and culture as well as useful tips.
Main Attractions of Lisbon Walking Tour
- Visit the Rossio Square, the heart of both,: old and new Lisbon.
- Learn how the old city of Lisbon was destroyed in the 18th century and then totally rebuilt to become the city of today.
- Learn about the favorite liqueur of many Portuguese and a typical drink in Lisbon - Ginjinha;
- Take a look at the Obelisk on the Restauradores Square, commemorating the Restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640, after sixty years of Spanish rule.
- Marvel at the intricate Neo-Manueline architecture of the Rossio Central Station.
- Learn about the Carnation Revolution of 1974 as you visit the beautiful Carmo Square, at the place where Portugal’s old dictatorial regime fell after 48 years.
- Walk through the elegant Chiado neighborhood, with its old cafés , theatres and bookstores.
- Try a typical Portuguese pastry (the famous Pastel de Nata).
- Wander through the old maze of small squares and narrow alleyways of the Moorish Alfama neighborhood, where time seems to have stopped a thousand years ago.
- Learn about Fado, Portugal’s own musical genre, as you go past the fado Museum and some of Alfama’s hidden, intimate Fado restaurants.
- Stop for a glass of wine and a chouriço and cheese tasting at a wine bar.
- Visit Lisbon’s Cathedral, the city’s oldest church, built in 1147.
- End your tour in Praça do Comércio, formerly the entrance hall of the city, one of Europe’s largest and most beautiful squares.
What to expect ?
Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided walking tour takes you to the major sites of central Lisbon. As you follow your local guide, you will get a great insight into the city's history and culture. Experience old Lisbon by walking around the Moorish Alfama neighborhood (the city’s oldest quarter). Admire the Eden Theatre, Sé de Lisboa cathedral and the cafes and boutiques of the elegant Chiado neighborhood. Numbers are limited to 14 people on this guided walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
- Your first stop on your guided walking tour of Lisbon is Rossio Square, the heart of the old and new Lisbon. The square was built in the 19th century and is paved with typical Portuguese cobblestones in the shape of waves. Next, visit Restauradores Square, where an obelisk stands tall, commemorating Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640.
- From here, admire Liberdade Avenue, the Eden Theatre (one of the best examples of Portuguese Art Deco), and the 18th-century Foz Palace. Marvel at the intricate Neo-Manueline architecture of Rossio Central Station, which connects the city to Sintra through a 1.61-mile-long (2.6 km) tunnel and is considered to be one of the most important engineering works of Portugal from the 19th century.
- Next, learn about the Carnation Revolution as you visit beautiful Carmo Square, the very place where Portugal’s old dictatorial regime fell in 1974 after 48 years and where the Carmelite's Carmo Convent is located. Then walk through the elegant Chiado neighborhood, with its old cafés, boutiques, theaters, and bookstores. Spend some time in this aristocratic quarter, one of the most interesting pedestrian areas in Lisbon.
- Wander through the small squares, twisting streets and blind alleys where the roofs almost touch each other of Alfama, a Moorish neighborhood and the oldest district in Lisbon. This is the birthplace of Fado, Portugal's own musical genre. Learn about this type of music as you pass the Fado Museum and some hidden Fado restaurants.
- Then admire the beauty of Sé de Lisboa cathedral, the city’s oldest church. End your tour in Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio), one of Europe’s largest squares that was for centuries a reception hall for visitors arriving by sea.
- Local guide
- Pastel de nata pastry
- One tapa and wine tasting
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry to museums and monuments
Where to meet ?
We will provide you meeting location after reservation is confirmed.
Inclusions: Local guide; Pastel de nata pastry; One tapa and wine tasting
Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified; Hotel pickup and drop-off; Entry to museums and monuments