Lisbon (half day)Start at a secret place and get to know Lisbon, the city of seven hills, visit Alfama, Lisbon's oldest and most mythical neighborhood. Then head (...)
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Pass By: Estatua do Marques de Pombal, Estacao de Metro do Marques de Pombal Praca Marques de Pombal, Lisbon 1250-161 Portugal
Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Marquês de Pombal and Conde de Oeiras (Lisbon, May 13, 1699 - Pombal, May 8, 1782) was a noble, liberal diplomat and Portuguese statesman. He was Secretary of State of the Kingdom during the reign of D. José I (1750-1777), being considered, still today, one of the most controversial and charismatic figures of Portuguese History.
Stop At: Parque Eduardo VII, Av. Sidonio Pais, Lisbon 1070-051 Portugal
Edward VII Park in England is the largest park in the center of Lisbon and is commonly known only as Edward VII Park. Located in São Sebastião da Pedreira, present parish of Avenidas Novas, was baptized in 1903 in honor of Eduardo VII of the United Kingdom, who had visited Lisbon the previous year to reaffirm the alliance between the two countries. Until then, it was designated Freedom Park.
The space it occupies extends for about twenty-five hectares. At the top of the park, in a very visible area of the city, there is a big flag of Portugal that represents the pride of the people in being Portuguese and of Lisbon in being the capital of the country like other world capitals. Out of curiosity, this flag was suggested by an 8 year old boy named Tomás Carvalho, in 2003, to the then President of the Republic, Jorge Sampaio.
The Eduardo VII Park was built in the first half of the twentieth century to return to Lisbon what the Passeio Público had given until the middle of the 20th century. XIX in terms of the enjoyment of the public space - and that it had been destroyed following the opening of Avenida da Liberdade in 1882. The open ground belonging to the São Sebastião Quarry was used and was originally intended for the "green" extension of Liberty avenue. The current configuration of the park was designed by the architect Francisco Keil do Amaral (1942).
The central, grassy lane is flanked by long walks of Portuguese sidewalk, dividing the park into two greenery, green areas. In the northwest corner of the park, at the site of a former basalt quarry, is the Fria Greenhouse, with a diversity of exotic plants, streams, waterfalls, palm trees and rails, fuchsia, flowering shrubs and banana trees, and the Hot Greenhouse with plants lush, lakes and cacti as well as tropical birds.
Near the greenhouses is a lake with large carps and a park for children to play, in the shape of a galleon. On the east side is the current Carlos Lopes Pavilion, a Portuguese structure used at the 1922 Rio de Janeiro International Exposition, and renamed in honor of the winner of the 1984 Olympic marathon.
At the northern top there is a monumental viewpoint where the monument was erected on April 25, flanked by 2 sets of 2 obelisks of "authoritarian" inspiration from the original project of the Park. The monument to the 25 of April (where it is seen, in particular, a red carnation), inaugurated in 1997, is the author of João Cutileiro and was the object of much controversy by its phallic form; it follows the Garden Amália Rodrigues that honors the Portuguese diva of the fado.
The Book Fair of Lisbon takes place annually on the two longitudinal walks of the Park.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: 25 de Abril Bridge, Praca 25 de Abril Almada, Lisbon 1950-358 Portugal
The 25 de Abril Bridge is a suspension bridge on the Tagus river connecting the city of Lisbon (north bank) to the city of Almada (south bank), in Portugal. The bridge crosses the Tagus estuary in the final and narrowest part - the Tagus bottleneck.
The Bridge is 2 277 meters long. With a free span of 1,013 meters, the 25 de Abril Bridge is the 33rd largest suspension bridge in the world. The upper tray houses 6 roadways (3 per direction), while the lower tray houses two railway lines electrified at 25 kv AC.
Projects for the construction of a bridge over the Tagus estuary exist since the end of the 19th century; however, it was not until the 1950s that the Portuguese government moved forward with the construction of a bridge to link the two shores of the Lisbon metropolitan area. Construction began in November 1962 and lasted for four years. The Bridge was inaugurated on August 6, 1966, then only with a road board. On July 29, 1999 the railroad board was inaugurated. The 25 de Abril Bridge was awarded to the private company Lusoponte in 1996, which was also entrusted with building the Vasco da Gama Bridge. The concession of these two bridges ends in March 2030.
Until 1974, Ponte 25 de Abril was called Ponte Salazar. The name April 25 alludes to the revolution of April 25, 1974.
Stop At: Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Praceta do Cristo Rei 27A Não é localizado em Lisboa e sim em Almada, Almada 2800-058 Portugal
The National Sanctuary of Christ the King stands at an altitude of 133 meters above the level of the Tagus, consisting of a portico designed by the architect Antonio Lino, 75 meters high, topped by the statue of the Holy Redeemer with open arms facing the city of Lisbon, 28 meters high, by the Portuguese sculptor Francisco Franco de Sousa. The pedestal, including the portico, rises to 82 meters in height. The sanctuary and monument to Cristo Rei is the biggest tourist attraction in the municipality of Almada.
This monument is the best viewpoint overlooking the city of Lisbon, offering a wide view of the capital and the 25 de Abril Bridge. In numerous tourist reports about Lisbon the sanctuary and monument to Christ the King, ex-libbris of Almada appears.
It is one of the tallest buildings in Portugal, 110 meters high.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Chiado, Lisbon Portugal
Chiado is one of the most emblematic and traditional districts of the city of Lisbon. It is located between Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina.
In 1856, with the creation of the literary circle, a club of the intellectuals of the time, the Chiado became the center of Portuguese Romanticism, a necessary point of passage for those who wanted to be known in the city. The writer Eça de Queiroz in his work "The Mayas" made great reference to the Chiado and to the Literary Grémio.
The Chiado was divided by the parishes of the Sacrament and the Martyrs, two of the smaller ones of Lisbon, being now fully integrated in the new parish of Santa Maria Maior.
In the 1980s, due to the change in the habits of Lisboetas and the opening of the Amoreiras shopping center, the Chiado became decadent.
In 1988, at dawn on August 25, between 3 and 4 in the morning, a fire broke out in the Grandella building, which was to take on great proportions, sprawling over seventeen buildings. The Chiado was destroyed and its reconstruction took all the decade of 1990, being the design in charge of the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.
Today Chiado has once again become an important trading center in Lisbon, being one of the most cosmopolitan and bustling areas of the Portuguese capital, hosting the emblematic events such as Vogue Fashion's Night Out.
Pass By: Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 1C, Lisbon 1100-053 Portugal
The Praça do Comércio, formerly Terreiro do Paço, is a square in Baixa de Lisboa, located by the river Tagus, in the area that was the site of the palace of the kings of Portugal for about two centuries and which today is partially occupied by some government departments . It is one of the largest squares in Europe, with about 36,000 m² (180m x 200m).
It is considered a historical symbol of the political power and manifestation of the capital in Portugal. This symbology is generally associated with state centralism.
In 1511, King D. Manuel I transferred his residence from the Castle of St. George to this place by the river. The Paço da Ribeira, as well as its library of 70,000 volumes, were destroyed by the earthquake of 1755. In the reconstruction, coordinated by Eugénio dos Santos, the square became the fundamental element of the plan of the Marquis of Pombal.
The buildings surrounding the square have been used for decades by different ministries and other public institutions. Today its use is divided between government departments, cultural and promotional activities, hotels, restaurants and cafes.
Pass By: Alfama, Lisbon Portugal
Passeie pelas ruas estreitas de Alfama, o bairro mais antigo de Lisboa repleto de Histórias e que transpira Fado. As vistas mais espectaculares sobre Alfama têm-se do passeio público formado pelos miradouros das Portas do Sol.
Stop At: Panteao Nacional Campo de Santa Clara, Lisbon 1100-471 Portugal
Founded in the second half of the 16th century, the building was completely rebuilt in the late sixteenth century by the architect João Antunes; although it never opened to worship, preserves, under the modern dome, the majestic space of the nave, animated by the decoration of colored marbles, characteristic of Portuguese Baroque architecture. Referential element in the profile of the city and offering privileged points of view on the historical area of the city and the river Tagus, is classified as a National Monument.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Time Out Market Lisboa, Avenida 24 de Julho Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon 1200-479 Portugal
The Ribeira Market is a food and other market in Cais do Sodré, in Lisbon. It has about 10 thousand square meters of covered area.
Inaugurated on January 1, 1882, the market has undergone successive renovations and extensions. On 7 June 1893 a fire destroyed the part of the nascent side of the market.
In the year 2000 the market abandoned the activity of wholesale but maintained the retailer. In 2001, with the inauguration of the new first floor, the space began a new social, cultural and recreational aspect. On this date, a restaurant and two handicraft shops were inaugurated.
Some of the current socio-cultural activities are:
The Bailes da Ribeira
Various musical performances
The exploration of the Ribeira Market was awarded by the Câmara de Lisboa to Time Out in 2010, under a public tender to concession the space.
On May 18, 2014 opens the market of Lisbon with 30 restaurants where you can eat great variety of fish dishes, meat, burgers, sushi, cakes and ice cream etc. They are 3000 square meters and served by 500 seats in covered area and another 250 of esplanade.
The concept that Time Out Portugal has developed at the Ribeira Market in Lisbon will be replicated by Time Out Group around the world. Starting with the cities of London and New York.
Duration: 30 minutes
Then head to three of Lisbon's most important historical monuments, the Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries and the majestic Jeronimos Monastery and its cloisters.
Right next to the Jeronimos Monastery, enjoy the famous and delicious Pastéis de Belém, traditional Lisbon confectionery, as you rest and absorve the good energy os Lisbon.
Our guide will enrich the tour with stories and curiosities that will make you see Lisbon with different eyes.
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
What's NOT inside
- Bilhetes ou ingressos nas atrações e monumentos
- Entry/Admission - Panteao Nacional
- Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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- Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
- Porto de Cruzeiros Lisboa