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Lisbon Region

All sorts of experiences within a short distance range.
Click on the map to find each area information.

Alfama Castelo

The oldest and most traditional neighbourhood in Lisbon, with cobbled lanes and alleys and steep, gruelling inclines, should be discovered little by little, stopping frequently to savour the view, atmosphere and authentic spirit of the oldest side of the capital. Take a deep breath and start to climb the hill that will reveal one of the best views of the city.

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There are many ways to get to where old Lisbon is hidden away. Whether you come by boat, metro, bus or even tram, the tangle of streets punctuated by rails below and flower boxes above has to be discovered on foot. How else could you discover Beco do Forno do Sol (answer: in Graça, on the way to Vila Berta) or Cruzes da Sé, to which references exist from 1690? Or even Escadinhas da Saúde or Beco do Quebra-Costas, a street that has existed since 1565?


The cobblestones, testimony to the centuries and centuries of history, also await your footsteps. Enter the Sé (cathedral), dating from 1147, where you can still see the Tesouro (treasury) and the Roman ruins which preceded it. Continue up and don’t forget your camera: from the Miradouro de Santa Luzia you can see the pure essence of Alfama and the splendour of the Tagus, which is particularly impressive on sunny days. Once you’ve recovered your breath totally and let the sweet chords of the Portuguese guitar soothe your soul – it is at the heart of Fado, after all – climb up to the Castelo de São Jorge and visit the City Information Centre.


Only after absorbing every angle of Lisbon and feeling like a true conqueror of the city can you – and should you – go to Portas do Sol and enjoy the outdoor cafés which give the square its name; or climb up to get an even higher and even more special viewpoint. Even if the sun sets, there are countless restaurants and Fado houses where you can recharge your batteries and let the city cast its spell. Come and be won over.

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Largo da Sé

Sé Catedral (Cathedral)

The cathedral is one of the city’s most iconic buildings and its most important church. Discover the chapels and cloister and the eras and styles they were built in.

Castelo de São Jorge

Castelo de São Jorge

Given its outstanding location, a highlight of the Castelo de São Jorge is its many viewpoints affording majestic and unparalleled views of Lisbon.

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Lisboa Story Centre - Memories of the City

Located in Terreiro do Paço, this interactive technology-based facility relates the main events in the city from past to present.

No. 28 Tram

No. 28 Tram

Take a ride on one of the symbols of Lisbon and get ready for an amazing journey. The no. 28 passes the city’s landmarks on a route that has to be experienced.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Discover an amazing viewing point that is a sight in itself. As popular for its view as it is for its unique decorative tiles, this is a place not to be missed.


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Come and discover this unique church and its history, which dates back to the reconquest of Lisbon and the centuries that followed right up to today.


The Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation was created to study and to diffuse the knowledge of Vieira da Silva work, one of the most outstanding plastic artist in the 20th century, as well as her husband work, Arpad Szenes.


Located in Terreiro do Paço, this interactive technology-based facility relates the main events in the city from past to present.


"Parreirinha de Alfama" is one of the oldest and most famous Fado Restaurants of Lisbon. Live the Tradition!


There, where ‘saudade’ is acclaimed as the soul of a people, lies one of the oldest and most authentic secrets of Lisboa: the Mystery Of Fado…


One of the oldest and prestigious Fado House in Lisbon, located in the Palace of the Counts of Linhares,


Portuguese food restaurant with daily Fado show, with reasonable prices.


Right in the heart of Alfama, the best Portuguese traditional cooking and with the greatest portuguese Fado voices.


Understand Fado is a live performance supported by a movie that helps understanding the origins, history and meaning of the Lisbon Song.


Get to know Lisboa with our guides in a unforgettable fun and 100% green experience contributing for a Sustainable Tourism!!!