Wandering the streets of Lisbon is an ideal way to soak in its history and the lifestyle of its inhabitants, passing people chatting on patios, drinking coffee in pavement cafes and enjoying the conviviality of the city.
Spend half a day walking around Lisbon’s characterful streets with your guide, exploring its architectural wealth and rich historical tapestry. Starting in Bairro Alto, you’ll feel the rumble of the tram, hear the soft notes of the Fado and see the red tiled roofs, colourful buildings and cobbled streets characteristic of the city. From here, it’s downhill to Chiado, the commercial and cultural centre, where intellectuals and creatives would gather at the turn of the century. Passing the statue of Fernando Pessoa in front of the famous ‘A Brasileira’ cafe, you continue on to Baixa Pombalina, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, its wide streets and 5-floor buildings lending a new aspect to the city. On to another hill, the delightful neighbourhood of Alfama, dating back to the Roman occupation, with the 12th century cathedral of Sé de Lisboa. Further up the hill is the castle of São Jorge with its breathtaking views over the red roofs and winding alleys of Lisbon and the river Tejo.
Comporta, Alentejo, Portugal
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