Half day Lisbon

Cultural & Theme Tours in Marquês de Pombal & Around

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In Lisbon, city of the seven hills, what is not lacking are places for those who like viewpoints and panoramic views. Each of these sites provides a different perspective, so do not give up on the climbs after the first lookout! We especially recommend the belvederes of Nossa Senhora do Monte. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a unique dining experience, enjoy the view while you enjoy a wine or dinner, try one of these terraces overlooking the city!Belém is a district of Lisbon dedicated to the time of the Discoveries. Here you can visit the Jerónimos Monastery or the Torre de Belém, monuments of the 16th century that did not fall during the Lisbon earthquake, and which were built in Manueline style, an architectural style invented by the Portuguese King Manuel I, so unique in the world.The experience you will never forget.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalMiradouro da Senhora do Monte encontra-se na freguesia de São Vicente (Graça), em Lisboa.O miradouro desenvolve-se em frente da Capela de Nossa Senhora do Monte. A partir dele pode observar-se, para sul, o mar da Palha, o Castelo de São Jorge, parte da Baixa de Lisboa e o estuário do rio Tejo, para poente, do Bairro Alto até ao Parque Florestal de Monsanto e, para norte, o vale da Avenida Almirante Reis.The best panoramic view of the cityDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior ), Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalBe Patriarchal of LisbonBe Metropolitan Cathedral Patriarchalof Santa Maria Maior of LisbonAlternative Names Church of Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon CathedralRomanesque style (exterior, nave, transept)Gothic (ambulatory, chapels, cloister)Baroque (chancel)Construction XII century with successive changesBe Patriarchal of LisbonThe Lisbon Cathedral, or Church of Santa Maria Maior, is located in the city of the same name, in Portugal. It is the seat of the Patriarchate of Lisbon and the Parish of Sé. Its construction began in the second half of the twelfth century.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Igreja de Santo Antonio, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalThe Church of Santo António is a building located in the parish of Santa Maria Maior (Sé), in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is allegedly in the place of the house where St. Anthony was born, next to the old Port of the Sea, that existed in the wall of access to the interior of medieval Lisbon, and is assumed as its sanctuary. Next door is a small museum dedicated to him.It is the tradition that the young men who intend to marry on the day of their marriage visit the church, pray and leave flowers for Saint Anthony, who is the intercessor of the newlyweds. On the descent to the crypt, there is a panel of modern tiles that celebrates the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1982.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Rossio Square, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalSquare of D. Pedro IV (Rossio)Location of the D. Pedro IV (Rossio) Square in LisbonThe square of D. Pedro IV, better known as Rossio (in the ancient spelling of Rocio), is a square in the Baixa de Lisboa, has been one of the neuralgic centers of the city, the main square of the City.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalJerónimos MonasteryMonastery of Santa Maria de BelémMain facade.Alternative Names Monastery of Santa Maria de BelémType MonasteryManuelino dominant styleArchitect Diogo de Boitaca, João de Castilho, Diogo de Torralva, Jerónimo de RuãoBuilding start 1502Initial function Monastery of the Order of St. JeromeCurrent ownerNational HeritageClassification National MonumentWorld HeritageCity LisboaThe Jeronimos Monastery or Monastery of Santa Maria de Belém is a Portuguese monastery of the Order of St. Jerome built in the 16th century. It is located in the parish of Belém, in the city and municipality of Lisbon. It has, since 2016, the status of National Pantheon.A culminating point of Manueline architecture, this monastery is the most remarkable Portuguese monastic complex of its time and one of the main European churches. Its construction began, on the initiative of King Manuel I, at the dawn of the sixteenth century and was prologue for a hundred years, and was led by a remarkable group of architects / masters of works (note the role determinant of João de Castilho).The Jeronimos Monastery has been classified as a National Monument since 1907 and in 1983 it was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO along with the Torre de Belém. On July 7, 2007 it was elected as one of the seven wonders of Portugal.Closely linked to the Portuguese Royal House and the epic of the Discoveries, the Jeronimos Monastery was, from a very early age, "internalized as one of the symbols of the nation"It is now one of the most important tourist attractions in Portugal, with a total of 807 854 visitors in 2014, 944 000 in 2015 and 1 166 793 in 2017.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Torre de Belem, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalThe Torre de Belém is located in the parish of Belém, municipality and district of Lisbon, in Portugal. On the right bank of the river Tagus, where Belém beach once existed, it was originally surrounded by water around its perimeter. Over the centuries it was surrounded by the beach, until today it is incorporated the terra firma.One of the city's "ex libris", the monument is an icon of the architecture of the reign of Manuel I of Portugal, in a synthesis between the tower of medieval tradition and the modern bulwark, where artillery pieces were available.Over time, the tower was losing its defense function of the Tagus bar and, from the Filipino occupation, the old warehouses gave way to dungeons. On the four floors of the tower, the Governor's Room, the Kings Room, the Audience Hall, and finally the Chapel with its fifteenth-century vaults remain.The Torre de São Vicente (1514) belongs to a defense formation of the Tagus basin, which was erected by João II of Portugal, composed by the São Sebastião da Caparica tower in the south (1481) and the Santo António de Cascais tower in the west ( 1488).The monument stands out for implicit nationalism, since it is all surrounded by decorations of the coat of arms of Portugal, including inscriptions of crosses of the Order of Christ in the bulwark windows; such characteristics refer mainly to the typical architecture of a time when the country was a global power (the early modern era).Classified as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since 1983, it was elected as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal on July 7, 2007.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalMonument of the Discoveries (Monument to the Discoveries or Monumento a Navegantes) is located in the parish of Belém, in the city and District of Lisbon, Portugal. The architectural design is of Cottinelli Telmo and the sculptures are of Leopoldo de Almeida.In a prominent position on the right bank of the River Tagus, the original monument in perishable materials was erected in 1940 on the occasion of the Portuguese World Exhibition to honor the historical figures involved in the Portuguese Discoveries. The current replica, in concrete and stone, is later, having been inaugurated in 1960.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pastéis de BelémThe pastéis de nata or pasteléis de belém are one of the most popular specialties of Portuguese sweets. Although cream pastes can be savored in many cafes and pastries, the original recipe is an exclusive secret of the Pastéis de Belém, in Lisbon. Traditionally, the pastels of Bethlehem are still hot, sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar.The Pastel de Belém was elected in 2011 one of the 7 Wonders of Gastronomy of Portugal.In 1837, in Bethlehem, near the Jerónimos Monastery, in an attempt of subsistence, the clerics of the monastery put on sale some pastels of cream. At that time, Belem and Lisbon were two distinct localities with access secured by steamboats. The presence of the Jerónimos Monastery and the Torre de Belém attracted countless tourists who contributed to spread the pastels of Bethlehem.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior )
  • Entry/Admission - Igreja de Santo Antonio
  • Entry/Admission - Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
  • Entry/Admission - Torre de Belem
  • Entry/Admission - Padrao dos Descobrimentos
  • Entry/Admission - Pastéis de Belém
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