Back

Baixa & Chiado

  • Using the blue line please exit the "Baixa/Chiado" station in the "Chiado" exit to start exploring the Chiado. If you are a coffee fan please ask for a "bica" at the "Brasileira" near the statue of Fernando Pessoa and check one very decorated church the Loreto church.
  • Visit the Carmo Ruins and then explore the Baixa by descending and heading towards the Rossio Square and explore the attraction nearby (D. Maria II Theatre, Rossio Railway Station, Restauradores, Figueira Square, and shop in the Avenida da Liberdade).
  • Go towards the River Tagus through the Ouro Street (Rua do Ouro or Rua Áurea) and use the Santa Justa Lift to admire this splendid metallic lift as well as its magnificient view.
  • Proceed to the Augusta street (the next parallel street of Ouro Street) for some shopping and enter into the Rua Augusta Arch (at the end street near the river) and then be amazed with the Commerce Square (Terreiro do Paço or Praça do Comércio). This square is full of history and was totaly rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake.
  • If you have time please have a coffee or a custard tart (pastel de nata) at "Martinho da Arcada", one of the most acient commercial establishements in Lisbon.

Castle & Alfama

  • Using the blue line please exit the "Terreiro do Paço" station in the "XXX" exit and head to the Commerce Square (Terreiro do Paço or Praça do Comércio) to catch the Tram number 28 in the Comércio Street (Rua do Comércio) and exit in the station of the Lisbon Cathedral to visit this church with almost 1,000 years which is full of history, including parts of a roman wall and street.
  • Enter again on the Tram number 28 and exit in the station of the S. Jorge's Castle, built in the 7th century AD, located in one of the hills of Lisbon to admire the excellent view over the city and learn about the history of the city.
  • After visiting the castle go towards the Santa Luzia belvedere to admire another great view of Lisbon and if you would like to see another great belvedere go to the belvedere of Portas do Sol, if not go directly towards the Church of São Vicente de Fora, to visit this beautiful church. During the way you may find nice places to hear Fado, if you enjoy it or would like to try then you are at the right place.
  • Since you are already in Alfama and very near the Portuguese pantheon where the most important Portuguese personalities are currently resting.

Belém

Parque das Nações

  • Use the red line and exit the "Oriente" station in the "XXX" exit and head first to the Orient Station, a fantastic transportation hub designed by the architect Santiago de Calatrava. Please proceed to the Vasco da Gama Shopping Center and then enter in the Parque das Nações.
  • Facing the river walk to the right and visit the Oceanarium to learn more about the fantastic sea life that populates our oceans and then go to the Knowledge Pavilion and learn, through games, more about science.
  • If you are feeling lucky or just want to try it go the the Casino and play your favorite game. In some nights the casino hosts several shows that will please everyone, some free such as singing, comedy or circus arts or paid such as theatre.
  • And for those who love boats allow yourself to experience the Marina further ahead. After all the walking try the Aerial lift to see all the area from a different perspective.

Expert

  • This suggested programme is destined to people who have seen the major attractions, have time and would like to know more about the city.
  • Get on the bus number 702 and visit the Lisbon acquedut (Aqueduto das Águas Livres) to meet the infrastructure that allowed the city to grow by supplying water to the higher areas by the end of the 19th century (open from March to the end of October).
  • Use the 712 bus heading towards Marquês de Pombal to admire this roundabout which has on its center the statue of the prime minister who rebuilt the city of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake as well as the Parque Eduardo VII. Use the underground yellow line and exit the Campo Grande station to learn about the history of Lisbon in the City Museum (Museu da Cidade).
  • If you feel for a walk please walk, or use the underground or bus, to Campo Pequeno to check the bull fighting arena (or even view a portuguese bull fighting show if you are a fan).
  • Proceed to the Estrela Garden (bus 738) to relax and then enter the magnificent Estrela Basilica, the first church built after the 1755 Earthquake. To end the day please go to the Marquês de Pombal roundabout and grab the 753 bus to Cristo Rei, a statue dedicated to Jesus Christ for overlooking for Portugal and avoiding it to enter the World War II.
  • The Cristo Rei is a beutiful monument and with a great view over Lisbon.

Family

CONTACT US