Inside Lisbon – Old Lisbon Walk
Old Lisbon Walk takes place beyond the busy roads and squares, among the hills that surround the city. In fair contrast with the cosmopolitan downtown, the tour goes all the way up to Nossa Senhora do Monte viewpoint, a hidden gem that offers an unique view over Lisbon. From there, the journey heads to the National Pantheon, where personalities like Almeida Garrett, Humberto Delgado or Amália Rodrigues lie. Close to it are the imposing São Vicente church and the vibrant and colourful Feira da Ladra flea market, where bargains and lost, forgotten treasures abound side by side.
Before getting lost in a long walk around the Alfama neighbourhood, take the time to eat in one of the many typical taverns. You’ll need the energy for the hills’ constant ups and downs that eventually lead to St George’s castle citadel. Equally mandatory is to stop at the Roman Theatre’s ruins. It was found during the 18th centyr and although it’s currently being excavated, some of it is already visible and looks in perfect condition – just another good example of the many years of history that Lisbon still carries. This tour takes place at 10 a.m. and takes up to 14 people.