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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

Great experience. Would highly recommend for a relaxed walk (all be it steep hills) and atmosphere. Food was good, and the Faro was excellent. Lovely way to immerse yourself into the history of Faro.

The walking tour with Antonio was great, history, a bit of fun and unusual stories told by a nice local guy. I will definitely sign to another tour with Antonio when I am back in Lisboa.

Pedro was an excellent guide. Very personable. Knows the art work very well. Took very good photos of art work, in the rain, for us too! We highly recommend the tour and Pedro!

Amazing experience. Totally worth it. The most beautiful palace I have ever seen. The guide had a lot of knowledge about the palace.

The guide was absolutely awesome. The tour is really good and informative.