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Top 5 things to do on a Lisbon walking tour

Lisbon's colorful history is still evident in its grand monuments and maze of streets that veer between the quaint and rustic. Here are the best places to go on any city walking tour.

  • Bairro Alto

    1. Bairro Alto

    The "Upper Neighborhood" was formed in the 16th century and, with its picturesque streets and elegant houses overlooking the rest of the city, remains its most charming district.

  • Belém Tower

    2. Belém Tower

    An icon of Portugal's "Age of Discovery," this 16th century coastal tower formed both the keystone of Lisbon's maritime defense system and a ceremonial gateway for important visitors.

  • Lisbon Cathedral

    3. Lisbon Cathedral

    Construction on Lisbon's oldest church began in 1147, but once they got started they found it hard to stop! Today the cathedral is a mix of architectural styles added through ages.

  • Alfama

    4. Alfama

    Lisbon's oldest district survived the great earthquake of 1755, and so retains much of its Moorish fishing-village charm. Come back at night to enjoy the city's best bars!

  • Rossio Square

    5. Rossio Square

    Lisbon's historic main square has long been the center of public life, hosting everything from celebrations to executions. It's also home to the D. Maria II National Theater.

Planning Your Visit

  • How do the free tours work?

    Free walking tours are a great way to see Lisbon on a tight budget, and are often surprisingly good! Don't forget, however, that your guide is still trying to make a living. Bring some cash with you in case they deserve a good tip.

  • What about food tours?

    Seen Lisbon's sights and ready to taste its delights? Food tours provide a popular way of seeing the city from a local's perspective, taking in a choice of favorite restaurants, food markets, and top-notch wine stores. Or if you're not done with the sightseeing yet, you can even choose a tour that offers both!

Other Sightseeing Options in Lisbon

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What people are saying about Lisbon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,850 reviews

I didn't have enough time to go around Lisbon, so I decided to take this tour, and it became the hallmark of my whole trip! Maria (my tour guide) was very knowledgeable with a huge amount of interesting facts about the sites we have been too and an extremely nice personality that made me feel like I am on a trip with an amazing friend instead of just a tour guide. I can definitely say she is the best tour guide I have ever met. She also gave advices on the types things I can eat/drink in the Sintra village, and I must say she definitely knows what will get you to lick your fingers! The sights selection is awesome, especially Pena Palace and Cabo Da Roca. If you are in Lisbon and you haven't seen these places yet, booking this tour is definitely the most important thing you should do.

It was very pleasant, and very good I truly Enjoyed my experience, and was one of the best parts of coming to Portugal. I will Definitely be recommending him, and I thank him for my Experience.

Estuvo muy bien, la guia fue muy simpatica iy agradable y nos lo explico muy bien todo. Nos gusto mucho la salída y la visita al palacio con todas las curiosidades que nos conto

It is an incredible and productive journey. Maria is an excellent guider with great patience and passions. I learnt a lot of Portugal history from her.

My tour guide, Joao, was amazing. A fountain of knowledge and wit combined. Went above and beyond his remit, a real find. Highly recommend this tour.