The capital of Portugal is an excellent business card for all of the country: impressive views, a river that tell the story of the Portuguese discovers and a rich gastronomy. Lisbon is a European treasure that deserves be visited once in life. Discover our itinerary in 2 days to plan an express tour to visit Lisbon:
We start in Rossio with its many terraces and views of the Saint George Castle. There is much history under the Portuguese pavement and in this square you can visit the Queen Maria II National Theatre, the former seat of the Portuguese inquisition.
On foot or by tram 28 go to the Figueira Square and go up to the Saint George Castle, where you will admire the city from other angle. Be prepared, the walk is a little long and uphill but when you arrive to the top you will enjoy the views of the city from the heights: the Tagus, the south bank and the statue of Cristo-Rei, located in Almada. In this area you can find one of the most typical and picturesque neighbourhood of Lisbon: the Alfama, where the Fado and the complicity of neighbours remains what it was in the past. This is the district with more identity in Lisbon that seems to come from a postcard.
Come back to the city centre where you can use the Santa Justa Lift to admire Lisbon from the heights. You will go out in Chiado where you can do some shopping in antiques and modern shops; very close you will see the Carmo Convent with its historical ruins. In this zone is located the famous café A Brasileira, known because the Fernando Pessoa statue. We know that you will want to take a picture with him!
If you keep going down you will pass by the Augusta Street, where you can see the famous Arch of Augusta Street. Also, if you want a snack from this place you can take the tram 15 with destination to Belem and taste the famous pastéis de Belém. Here you can visit the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoveries, symbol of the Portuguese maritime epic.