7. Lisbon: Guided Walking Tour of Rossio Chiado & Bairro Alto
Set off to discover the city of Lisbon with this 3-hour walking tour, which will allow you to visit the capital of Portugal at its best, thanks to the presence of an expert local guide who speaks English. We will start from the nerve center of the city of Lisbon, Rossio Square, the center that unites the new and old Lisbon. Here we will be able to admire the statue dedicated to the Portuguese King Dom Pedro V and the majestic station built in the Neo-Manueline style.
From the Praça dos Restauradores (Restorators' Square), you can stop and look at the obelisk that commemorates Portugal's independence from Spain. We will go up the small streets that connect the center with the upper part of the city, and once you reach Largo do Carmo, you will be able to learn about the history of the Carnation Revolution which, in 1974, decreed the end of the fascist era for 48 years. Here we can enter the national museum which is next to the Carmo Church.
From there we will go up towards Bairro alto, passing through the house where the famous Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa lived, we will enter the Church dedicated to San Rocco, one of the few not destroyed during the earthquake of 1755. Did you know that inside there are numerous works of Florentine art and Italian neo-Renaissance style? You will visit the elegant Chiado area, with its cafés, shops, theaters and typical bookshops.
After a nice walk through the streets of the Bairro alto, we will taste a typical Portuguese sweet (the famous Pastel de Nata).
The tour of this beautiful city will then end in one of the most incredible districts of Lisbon: Praça do Comércio, where you can admire the ancient access road to the city.