Downtown and Bairro Alto Free Tour: History versus Modern Facts
Overview of the tour in Lisbon
Cross the downtown of Lisbon and discover its most representative neighborhoods, Baixa, Chiado, Cais do Sodré, Bica, Bairro Alto, all brought up during the discoveries era and risen from the ashes into glory in the romantic period with the reconstruction made after the big earthquake in 1755. Learn all about the discoveries, the romantic period, the end of monarchy and the dictatorship and revolution periods.
Learn the history and legends of the old town most representative neighbourhoods, told by real local guides, getting a truly personal and insightful view on Lisbon, walking through the city's narrow alleys up and downhill, lost in time on a genuine "back to the past" tour.
Along the way, we will be visiting points of interest in the historic center of the city on an entertaining and informal guided tour where history, stories, and fun facts combine together.
This activity includes:
- Church of Sao Roque
- Pink street
- Elevador da Bica
- Santa Justa Lift
- Dom Pedro IV Square
- Carmo Convent
- Rua AUGUSTA
- Garden of Carmo
- Commerce Square
- Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
- Real Portuguese Local Guide
- Honest and Reliable Content on the reconstruction of Lisbon after the big Earthquake in 1775, Inquisition, Romantic and Dictatorship periods
- Walking tour through the Downtown neighbourhoods
- Exterior Visit to Historical Sites and Monuments
- Inside Visit to the Church of Saint Roque
Praça Dom Pedro IV
Join us a bit before 10:45 by the statue at the center of Praça Dom Pedro IV. Our team is easy to identify using white umbrellas with our company branding Live History Walking Tours.
Please take special attention that it is not the subway or train station called Rossio, but a big oval square called Praça Dom Pedro IV with a statue on a high pedestal and two fountains on each side.
Things to note
Comfortable shoes and a water bottle are advisable.
These are free walking tours: donations are asked for at the end, so do not forget us when the time comes to "pass the hat".
Children don't need to be accounted for when making a reservation (up to 16 y.o.).
Baby strollers should be avoided on this tour because there are a lot of hilly paths and stairs.
Travel agencies should make bookings only when providing direct customer detailed info.
Use a group inquiry feature if you need pricing for a group event tour or a private tailor-made tour.
You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.