Walking in Lisbon


» Baixa Chiado: discover the monumental charm of Lisbon.  Go up the elevator of Santa Justa, and arrive at the ruins of Convento do Carmo, the only Gothic monument in Lisbon which survived the destructive earthquake of 1755.

» Bairro Alto / Cais do Sodré:  go to the top of the Glória Elevator, and enjoy an incredible view of Lisbon and São Jorge castle from the garden of S. Pedro de Alcântara. Walking along D.Pedro V Street, you can browse several Antiques shops, until you arrive at Príncipe Real Garden. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Patriarchal Water Reservoir, dated from 1866, open Monday through Saturday.

» Estrela / Prazeres Alcântara / Docas: start at Jardim da Estrela (public gardens) and its iron bandstand (Bus: 9, 27, and Tram 25, 28). The Basilica da Estrela is across the garden, and personifies late Baroque and Neo Classic periods, with its four columns and statues, representing Faith, Freedom and Gratitude.

» Mouraria / Castelo / Alfama: start your walk in Capelão Street, next to the metro station of Martin Moniz. Follow the Mouraria Street until the Senhora da Saúde Church, where you can appreciate the beautiful typical Portuguese glazed tiles, the carved altar, wood handmade adornments. Visiting hours are in the afternoon and during religious ceremonies.

» Belém: in the Western part of town, you can visit several monuments, architectural masterpieces of beauty and cultural exhibitions near Tejo River – Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (monastery), Torre de Belém (Tower), Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries), Centro Cultural de Belém (Cultural Center).

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