Best of Lisbon Walking Tour: Rossio, Chiado & Alfama

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Embark on a fascinating walking tour of Lisbon and uncover the city's treasured landmarks, including the historic Rossio Square and the stunning Carmo Church. Indulge in a traditional Portuguese pastry and get a glimpse into the local way of life as you explore the charming neighborhoods of Chiado, Baixa, and Alfama.


Delve into the essence of Lisbon on a captivating walking tour led by a local expert. Embark on a journey through the city's iconic landmarks, including Rossio Square, Restauradores Square, Commerce Square, Lisbon Cathedral, and the charming Chiado neighborhood. Along the way, indulge in local delicacies and savor a selection of fine Portuguese wines. The tour begins in Rossio Square, the vibrant heart of Lisbon, where you'll marvel at the intricate architecture of Rossio Central Station, a stunning example of neo-Manueline style. Next, head to Restauradores Square, where a majestic obelisk stands as a testament to Portugal's struggle for independence from Spain. Make your way to Carmo Square, a site steeped in history, where you'll learn about the pivotal Carnation Revolution of 1974, which brought an end to decades of dictatorship. Then, wander through the elegant Chiado district, renowned for its beautiful cafes, boutiques, theaters, and quaint bookstores. Admire the beauty of Baixa, a neighborhood rebuilt in the 18th century following a devastating earthquake, showcasing innovative urban planning and anti-systemic architecture. Treat your taste buds to a traditional Portuguese pastry, the iconic pastel de nata (egg custard tart), before exploring the picturesque Moorish Alfama neighborhood, where the soulful rhythms of Fado music fill the air. As you meander through the narrow alleys and winding streets of Lisbon's oldest neighborhood, enjoy a local snack and a glass of wine, soaking up the city's unique atmosphere. The tour culminates at Praça do Comércio, once the grand entrance to the city, offering a fitting finale to your Lisbon adventure.

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