Step back in time and learn about Portugal’s maritime history during this walking tour of Lisbon’s Ribeira district. Once the headquarters of the Portuguese Maritime Empire, today Ribeira is the center of an urban renewal plan bringing new life to the area. Walk along the river, visit the Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), and visit historical landmarks noting the neighborhood’s rich past.
Meet up with a knowledgeable local guide and set off on foot through Ribeira, one of Lisbon’s fastest evolving neighborhoods. Once the headquarters of the Portuguese Maritime Empire, Ribeira is now the focus of an ambitious and sometimes controversial urban renewal plan. Stroll along the Tagus River and stop at historical landmarks along the way. Visit the Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square) and see the place where everything from animal processions to public executions took place. Destroyed by the powerful 1755 earthquake, Ribeira has been a place of constant evolution, which is visible when walking the streets today. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see an off-the-beaten-track part of the city and learn about key historical moments at the same time.