This tour is perfect for those who want to get acquanted with the city and its successive changes, with the leggacy of the different civilizations from the Romans to the Arabs, and the inovative urban layout after the great earthquake of 1755.Lisbon is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular European cities, where the perfume of its “designer” shops mixes with its the human warmth.. Getting to know this city with us is traveling back in time, in a comfortable way, with something to discover in every corner, like its delicacies, where the Pastel de Belem reigns supreme.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalJust fifteen days after the end of Expo 98 (World Expo), the “Parque das Nações” with an area of 330 hectares was born in the same place.With an intense urban rehabilitation in the following years, where formerly there were refineries, warehouses, open dumps and slaughterhouses, became the noblest area of Lisbon, with a modern construction, with a direct connection to the train and Metro that greatly simplified the trips to the center of Lisbon.With the end of the Expo the cultural and business spaces that had been used in the Expo, such as; the Atlantic Pavilion (now the Meo Arena), the Oceanarium, the Vasco da Gama Tower, the Camoes Theater and the Lisbon pavilions and the Lisbon International Fair (FIL), among others.An authentic success since the eastern part of the city thus gained a new neighborhood with a population mostly of the upper-middle class and, according to the data provided by the municipality, it is also the youngest and with more schooling.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Alfama, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalAlfama, the oldest Lisbon quarter, this old Medina with small rows and alleys, a perfect defensive system during the Arabah period in Portugal from the 8th to the 12th century, after the Christian reconquest the Arab civilization that lived here were moved to the “Mouraria” neighborhood.Discover Alfama is plunged in the Portuguese authenticity, Fado, the most typical and charismatic Portuguese music, was born in this pour neighborhood in the midst of this melancholy of the Portuguese whom they called “saudade”.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Se de Lisboa ( Igreja de Santa Maria Maior ), Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalThe Saint Antony’s church, built at the exact place where Saint Antony was born near by theres the Lisbon Cathedral, the construction was responsibility of D. Afonso Henriques (first King of Portugal) in the 12th century when the city was conquered by the Moors.The site was the site where an ancient mosque already existed. earthquakes felt in Lisbon having been remodeled over the years in order to present itself as it is today.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Castelo de S. Jorge, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalSaint George´s Castle, one of the few vestiges of the Arabs in Lisbon, scenery of several destructions and reconstructions since the Romans. Today it is one of the monuments most visited in Lisbon and one of the best views in Lisbon.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Lisbon Baixa, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalContinuing our Lisbon Tour we will visit Lisbon’s downtown, “Baixa” and understand the importance of the terrible earthquake of 1755 and what the same did and change the Portuguese minds and even in the Portuguese architecture.Buildings were built in a completely different way, wider streets and lots of squares, already predicting that something like that could happen again, even with a type of anti-seismic construction of the sec. XVIII, Marquis de Pombal, the statesman responsible for the reconstruction of Lisbon as well as all the economic and social changes born after the earthquake.Stop At: Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalAt the top of “Parque Eduardo VII” (king of England) we have a wonderful view of the city and we will stay to realize the Portugal / England relationship with several treaties and alliances between, and their effects on the formation of the portuguese colony Brazil into a new independent country.The perfect place to stay to understand why Lisbon is considered the city of the seven hills and also the reason for the designation “Baixa” of Lisbon.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Torre de Belem, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalBelem or Bethlehem a district to the west of central Lisbon, a must of Lisbon that combines historic monuments, fascinating museums and very attractive gardens, all of which line the cooling waters of the Tejo Estuary.The place where of Lisbon’s shipyards and harbors, and from here Portuguese 15th century explorers discovered the sea routes to India, Africa and Brazil, commemorating this glorious past, funded by the vast wealth that flowed into Portugal from the colonies. Time to visit the “Jerominos” Monastery from the 16th century, as well as the Belem tower this lovely fortress and the explorers monument.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Palacio de Belem, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalThe visit and degustation into the Pasteis de Belem factory is mandatory, this century-old pastry that didn’t allowed the success change the will of the first members of the family to keep the place unique in the sale of this wonderful Portuguese sweets.Duration: 30 minutes