Lisbon Tour, a perfect tour for those who really want to know and understand the city and its successive changes, the permanence of different civilizations from the Romans to the Arabs, and the giant earthquake.
At the end of the tour we want you to arrive at your hotel (or another) feeling like a real “alfacinha”, besides visiting the most important points, understand the city and the contribution of the various civilizations that have passed there.
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME TO GO||9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||About 6:00 in the afternoon.|
Lisbon, considered by many one of the most beautiful European cities, where the perfume of its “designer” shops mix with the human warmth making the city its point of life. Visit this city is to travel in time, where in any corner theres something to discover, not forgetting its delicacies, like the Belem custard tart.
Saint George Castle in Lisbon is one of its ancient buildings, built in the sec.V, according to legend, Lisbon was founded by Ulysses, king of Ithaca, and hero of the epic poem of Homer, the Odyssey, who called it Olissipo, which means sympathetic port, when the Romans arrive they decided to call it Olissipona, building temples, aqueducts, baths and a necropolis under what is today the Figueira square. In the 8th century, Lisbon was conquered by the Muslims of North Africa and the Middle East, the Moors who built mosques in the same place where once there were Roman temples and even a wall around the city, which still today can be found vestiges.
A modern Lisbon, where public transport works very simplified, what has greatly improved access to the center of Lisbon, as well as the office space of many of the national and international companies. With the end of the Expo the cultural and business spaces that were there constructed, 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, have gained a new life and form completely integrated in this new part of Lisbon
A real success thus far eastern part of the city thus gained a new district with a population mainly of the upper middle class, and according to the data provided by the municipality, it is also the youngest and with more studies population in Portugal.
Discover Alfama is immersed in Portuguese authenticity, Fado the most typical and charismatic Portuguese music, was born in this neighborhood, this strange melancholy felling to which Portuguese called “saudade”.
Following, we will arrive at the Castle of St. George, another of the few physical remains of the Arab civilization in Portugal, not far we have the the Lisbon Cathedral built in the 12th century, in a Romanesque architecture, time to visit Saint Anthony’s Church the place where the this Portuguese holy matchmaker was born.
Chiado - Bairro Alto
Continuing our Lisbon Tour we will cross Lisbon Downtown, the quarter of Lisbon that was most devastated with the great earthquake of 1755 that devastated most of the city, time to understand the importance of the Pombaline architecture used to rebuilt the city in a completely different way, a wider area with many streets and squares, this already predicting a new earthquake, using anti-seismic architecture of the 18th century, Mr. Marques de Pombal, was the statesman responsible for the reconstruction of Lisbon, as well as all the economic and social changes after the earthquake.
Crossing the Liberty Avenue we will reach the Marques de Pombal square where we will stop next to Eduardo VII Park and try to understand the relationship and treaties between Portugal and England and the importance of this relationship in the future of Brazil and appreciate its fantastic view.
Olive Oil Tasting ( optional )
Here we are going to visit these three important Monuments; the Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery and the Monument to the Discoveries, the last stop will be in the famous Belem pastry factory, to taste this fabulous conventual sweet that attracts millions of people every year.