1. Best of Lisbon Walking Tour: Rossio, Chiado & Alfama
Get an in-depth look at the Portuguese capital of Lisbon on a walking tour with a local guide. Explore Rossio Square, Restauradores Square, Commerce Square, Lisbon Cathedral, the Chiado neighborhood, and more. Taste local snacks and wine. Start the tour in Rossio Square, the heart of both new and old Lisbon, keeping an eye out for the intricate neo-Manueline architecture at Rossio Central Station. In the middle of Restauradores Square, see the obelisk that commemorates the restoration of Portugal’s independence from Spain. At Carmo Square, learn about the Carnation Revolution of 1974 that ended 48 years of dictatorship. Later, visit the elegant Chiado district and see old cafés, boutiques, theatres, and quaint bookstores. Admire the heart of the city, Baixa. This neighborhood was completely rebuilt after the earthquake of the 18th century, obeying new rules of urbanism and anti-systemic architecture. Try a typical Portuguese pastry, the famous pastel de nata (egg custard tart), then continue to the Moorish Alfama neighborhood and get an up-close encounter with the art of Fado, Lisbon’s unique musical genre. While tucked in between alleys and winding streets of the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon, enjoying a local snack and glass of wine. End your tour of Lisbon at Praça do Comércio to see the former entrance hall of the city.