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Da Mouraria ao Castelo

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Mouraria - Castelo de São Jorge
1100, Lisboa

Lisboa

The tour begins in the Capelão Street. Go, then, through the Mouraria Street until the Senhora da Saúde Church, where you can enjoy the woodcarving altar and the beautiful glazed tiles. Enter the picturesque Mouraria Quarter climbing the small stairs of Saúde and continue by the Largo da Rosa, where you’ll find the Convent with the same name and the São Lourenço Church. Following through the largo da Achada and going up the Calçada do Marquês de Tancos you'll find the Municipal Market Chão do Loureiro, which integrates some plastic artists’ ateliers and a beautiful esplanade. Following through the Costa …

Parque das Nações

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Avenida Dom João II
1800, Lisboa

Lisboa

The Parque das Nações has a 340 ha area and several km by the Tejo estuary. Here stand out the Oceanário (oceanarium), the Pavilhão da Realidade Virtual (virtual reality pavilion), the Pavilhão Atlântico (Atlantic pavilion), the Torre Vasco da Gama (tower) and the Estação do Oriente (railway station). The open air areas and the beautiful gardens, namely, the Jardim das Ondas (waves garden) and the Jardim da Água (water garden) invite you to take long walks.

Conjunto urbano da Baixa Pombalina

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Baixa Lisboeta
1100, Lisboa

Lisboa

The downtown is the result of an urban innovative project, imbued on a clear concern for modernity. With a rigours geometrical sketch, it has its main references on the Tejo River and the D. José statue. Nearby are also the Rossio and Figueira squares. This area was totally rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, and became one of the best examples of European urban planning. Going through the long avenues you will notice that the neoclassical imponent buildings shelter, nowadays, commercial shops. The Portas de Santo Antão Street is the most indicated to take a walk.

Conjunto urbano da Rua de São José

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Rua de São José, 10-42
1150, Lisboa

Lisboa

Urban ensemble formed by edifications of several periods, from the XVII century until the end of the XIX century. It begins at the Glória lift, where a palace (now used by the post) stands, and ends in a house belonging to the Ordem Soberana de Malta. Seize the opportunity to take a walk though the beautiful gardens on the area.

Conjunto da Praça da Viscondessa dos Olivais

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Olivais Velho
1800, Lisboa

Lisboa

Characterized by a strong rural component, this set was once the centre of a playground area, in the town suburbs, organized in several farms, most of them long lost. Standing out there is a small house from the “pombalino” period, on the north top of the square, the asylum-school building “Viscondessa dos Olivais”, with more noble characteristics, and the Santa Mary church, with an initial 17th century sketch and profoundly altered after the earthquake.

Passeio pela Zona Ribeirinha - De Madragoa a Santo Amaro

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Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa
1300, Lisboa

Lisboa

This is, perhaps, the most nostalgic area of the city. It is the Lisbon of the Tejo and the genuine people. On this tour, two districts are travelled over: The Prazeres and the Santo Amaro. Take delight in the river and the docks. Venture through the popular quarters like Madragoa, Calvário, Livramento or Sacramento. It is also a fun and leisure area, with warehouses transformed into bars and diverse entertaining activities. Further to the interior, grub up the valley of Alcântara by snaky mountain tracks.

O Bairro Alto nos Caminhos do Barroco

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Bairro Alto
1200, Lisboa

Lisboa

Organized by the Centro Nacional de Cultura, this walk takes you to know the Portuguese Baroque, characterized both for the sobriety of the architectonical space as for the exuberance of its decoration. The golden chromium plated woodcarving, the glazed tiles, the decorative paintings, the stucco, the furniture and, generally, the plastic and decorative arts, combine to create the ostentation of the Baroque. The references of this tour are notable exemplars of the Portuguese art (civil and religious architecture), through which you can be integrated in the spirit of a time that marked the XVII and XVIII centuries.

A história nos azulejos da Sétima Colina

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Sétima Colina
1100, Lisboa

Lisboa

Organized by the National Centre of Culture (CNC), this walk allows you to know the history of Lisbon through this decoration art, which is an ancient tradition of our country. From the polychrome of blue and white, from the pattern decorative compositions to the elaborate and figurative assemblage, the glazed tile is an art of simple technical resources, resulting, however, in remarkable aesthetical effects. The purpose of this visit is to recreate the history of this Portuguese traditional art, from the XVI to the XIX centuries, during which you can you can admire the bright interiors and the “reflecting” façades …

Lisboa Vista do Rio - Cruzeiros no Tejo

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Estação Fluvial do Terreiro do Paço
1100, Lisboa

Lisboa

The plan is tempting: enjoying the city, through the river! An unusual sight, on a two hours journey on board of a special boat from Transtejo, with the presence of a translator guide. The ship sails fluvial station at the Terreiro do Paço and makes a tour with stops at the monumental and historical area of Belém and at the Parque das Nações.

Eléctrico de Turismo - Circuito das Colinas

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Baixa de Lisboa
1100, Lisboa

Lisboa

Pleasant tour through the town’s historical zone, in XIX century tram cars. The tour begins at the Comércio Square and it’s escorted by a interpreter guide. It lasts an hour and a half and allows you to know the particular atmosphere that exists in this typical Lisbon Square – Alfama, Graça, Baixa, Estrela, Sétima Colina.

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