Circuit 1 - Lisbon Tour
In this amazing 4 hour tour we will travel through the main touristic places of Lisbon City, Portugal’s capital. In the past also capital of the portuguese empire. We start our tour by the enchanted “Baixa Pombalina”, named like that because it was built by “Marquês do Pombal” in sequence of the earthquake of 1755. Side by side with Tagus river we will contemplate the “Terreiro do Paço”, Ribeira das Naus, Sodré Quay, Rose street and Mercado da Ribeira áreas. Then we go to the oest side of Lisbon where we’ll see LX factory at Alcantara and then Belém (Bethlehem in English), the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery. Both monuments are a tribute to the Portuguese Age of Discovery and World Heritage Sites classified by UNESCO. Both were built in the XVI century, the golden age of the Lusitanian Nation. The tower symbolically stands at the precise point where the Restelo Beach use to be; the departure point of ships and caravels on their expeditions to discover the oceans and new worlds. The Jerónimos Monastery’s construction begun in 1502 and took 50 years to be completed. This monument is generally referred to as “the jewel" of the Manuelino style and as the ultimate symbol of the Portuguese Age of Discovery. To end-off this tour, you can enjoy the famous Pastel de Belém, pastries that have been in production since 1837. Then return to Alfama.