“Who never saw Lisbon, never saw something good.” Popular saying.
We just woke up and are very comfortable, so, let's stretch the body! Here comes a walk around Lisbon.
This city feels different on foot, and our kindly and professional local guide, who will keep you company on this tour, can confirm that.
Lisbon is an ancient town that has suffered sieges in terrible battles and was destroyed by earthquakes and tsunamis, but that has always been rebuilt. Lisbon has modernized, has become “in”, technological and cosmopolitan, however, still maintaining all the charm and traces of the past.
It is this somewhat-old, half-contemporary Lisbon that we will get to know, starting by visiting Figueira Square; the São Jorge Castle - National Monument that integrates in the noble and ancient area of the medieval citadel, constituted by the castle, the traces of the old royal palace and part of a residential area for elites, and our unique and peculiar, with views to the Tejo River, Baixa de Lisboa (eng Downtown Lisbon)!
For now, we leave a suggestion for you to discover the gastronomic charms of Lisbon and have lunch in Baixa, in one of the typical restaurants.
Since we have satisfied our appetite, we will ascend to the “roof of old Lisbon”, we will take the Santa Justa Elevator to Chiado Neighborhood, where we will have the opportunity to wander the streets and other locations, spending the afternoon there.
Exiting the elevator, we will come face to face with the Carmo Convent and Chiado Square right around the corner, meanwhile it’s almost time of “bica” (eng expresso) and we have an appointment with one of the greatest Portuguese Poets, Fernando Pessoa, well, to be more exact, with his statue, on its usual place, “A Brasileira”, one of the most famous, distinguished and ancient coffee shops in Lisbon.
After that moment, we will go down to Augusta Street, one of the main streets in the city and which, nowadays, means life, culture and nightlife.