Lisbon is not only the largest city in Portugal, it is also the nation's capital city. Lisbon is steeped in culture, with it's history dating back to the Roman Empire, thus making it one of the oldest cities in the world. While you walk though its historical roads, you can marvel at the many architectural styles of the buildings that make up the city. You can also take one of the museum tours in Lisbon. There are several to choose from with exhibits ranging from ancient to modern art, fashion, and even tile mosaics. Bairro Alto is considered by many Portuguese as the spot for the city's nightlife. Make sure you check out Belém, with its historic palace and tower, the monastery (which contains tombs and museums), the Monument to the Discoveries, and of course, the pastry shop. There is a wide variety of other tours in Lisbon you can enjoy. You can see Moorish castles, earthquake proof buildings, beautiful parks, and breathtaking monuments. With all the wonderful things Lisbon has to offer, make sure you have time to enjoy them all.
Tour begins in Mira de AireŽs Caves, discovered in 1947, a real underground cathedral, national treasure and the most extensive in Portugal.Following this is Fatima with a visit to the shrine and to the village where the three little shepherd children were born.The tour continues in the Monastery of Batalha.
Visit the heart of both the old and new Lisbon and from the Rossio Square learn how the city was destroyed in the 18th century by a massive earthquake. Take a look at the Obelisk in the Restauradores Square, which commemorates the Restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640. Walk through the elegant neighbourhood of Chiado and enjoy a short trip on one of Lisbon’s vintage trams. Wander through the old maze of small squares and narrow alleyways of the Moorish neighbourhood of Alfama. Visit Lisbon’s Sé Cathedral, the city’s oldest church. Stop at the Comercio Square, formerly the entrance hall of the city, one of Europe’s largest and most beautiful squares.Learn about the Discoveries and the mighty Portuguese Empire in Belém. Marvel at the sight of the Tower of Belém, a masterpiece of 16th-century Manueline Architecture.
Embark on this journey through the places that best recall the Portuguese feat that marked the world history.The area of Belém is the perfect place to learn the history of the maritime discoveries, having been a starting point of numerous voyages of exploration of new worlds.Discover a heritage of great wealth, where we highlight Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém (both World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO), with the original Manueline style, influenced by the theme of the discoveries.
Start at the Monastery of Batalha (UNESCO), a 14th century dominican monastery.