Downtown Area and Hill of Saint George
Let's experience Lisbon from a different perspective. Walking through the city's neighborhoods, narrow streets and the most ancient parts makes us feel like a true local.
Lisbon is set on hills filled with history. It's foundation goes back 3000 years ago and we can still imagine how the different people lived .
The city has many features from different periods that we will be able to see in this tour. Majestic squares like the commerce square is the biggest in Europe, maze like streets from the time of the romans and moors, old walls still preserved till today, tiled facades, medieval buildings and impressive views.
If you feel tired we can always stop for coffee and a pastry.
Start the tour at the Rossio Square, the very heart of Lisbon. Walk along the pedestrian street through the downtown area completely reconstructed after the earthquake of 1755, admire the Elevator Santa Just. Go up the Hill of Saint George and visit the cathedral, romanesque church dating back to the 12th century. Continue uphill to the viewing points of Santa Luzia and Portas do Sol(Gate of the sun)to admire the view over Alfama. Possibility to visit Saint George's Castle. Go downhill to Alfama to discover the core of Lisbon, moorish influenced district. Continue to the Commerce Square, built after the earthquake, one of the most majestic squares of Lisbon where we end our tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Rossio Square at the centre of Lisbon.
End location: Commerce Square.
Duration: 3 hours
We will get around walking or taking public transportation such as tram car,elevator or funicular if needed.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
11 Euro - Estimate cost for tram ticket and entrance fee for Castle Saint George.You get a reduction in the castle if you are over 65.
This is a walking tour but if you feel too tired we can always try to get the tram.
As a certified guide I can guide you inside monuments and museums.
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Six of us booked a walking tour with Susana in the beautiful and interesting city of Lisbon. We thoroughly enjoyed her company as she took us through the important sites and historical events of the City. Her knowledge and enthusiasm impressed us. Since this was our first day in town she made recommendations for restaurants, shopping and entertainment and we greatly appreciated her her advice. It was a pleasure meeting her and spending an afternoon in her company. I highly recommend her!