Lisbon Tour - Lux on Wheels

Lisbon Tour

Highlights:

  • Belém Tower
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • São Jorge Castle
  • Baixa (Downtown)

Short Description:

Meet Lisbon, the heart of Portugal, one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest in Western Europe, gifted with the Mediterranean Sea and with one of the warmest winters of Europe.

You can be pleased from the historical culture to the fantastic gastronomy.

We advise you to seek for the discovery age when the explorers departed for India and Brazil in the 15th century or climb up Alfama to see the Moorish Castle of São Jorge. You can go up in the different viewing points to feel the Lisbon atmosphere and be amazed by the architecture from Baixa (Downtown) all the way up to Bairro alto. In the way you can stop to eat the famous Pastel de Nata.

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Additional Info:

  • Hotel/Apartment Pick Up;
  • Monuments entrance tickets are not included, so you can decide what you want to visit;
  • We selected some of the sites that we consider the best to fulfill your trip expectations, the tours itinerary is flexible, you can change anything or add something you wish to visit;
  • All the cars provide water for our client;
  • Tour up to 50 people;

Places to see:

Praça do Comercio (Comerce Square)

One of the most emblematic squares in Lisbon, where you can find the state of King José I and his horse Gentil sculpted by Machado de Castro, after you can climb the Rua Augusta Arc and see de amazing view of the river and Portuguese pavement.

Elevador de Santa Justa (Santa Justa Lift)

This lift connects which Gold Street to Carmo square was built in neogothic style with one of the best viewing points in the city with a panorama of downtown, St. Jorge castle and the ruins of the church of the Carmo convent.

Sé Catedral (Cathedral Sé)

This iconic building and important church was built in the 13th century after the Christian reconquest, its predominantly Romanesque in style but you can also find Gothic and Baroque details.

Castelo de São Jorge (São Jorge Castle)

Built in the mid of the 11th century with its eleven military towers remaining from the Moorish period. The castle was built in a hilltop overlooking the historic centre of Lisbon and Tejo (Tagus) River. When D.Afonso Henriques conquered Lisbon in 1147 to become the first king of Portugal the castle began its golden age as home for the royalty. The buildings within the castle were enlarged and enhanced to receive the king with his court and bishop.

Igreja São Roque (São Roque Church)

With more than 100 years this church and museum of Portuguese religious art. You can see from paintings, sculptures, jewelry until manuscripts and some oriental art from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Gulbenkian Foundation)

Besides its amazing gardens you can see the museum filled with 19th century art, from painting, sculpture and drawing to photography.

Parque Eduardo VII e Estufa Fria (Edward VII Park and Greenhouse)

It’s worth taking a walk through the gardens designed by the architect Keil do Amaral and 1942 and feel the Lisbon soul. After you can visit the Greenhouse where you can find lush vegetation coexisting with caves, water courses and a romantic atmosphere wild at the same time.

Padrão dos descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries)

Here you can climb to the top to see how the caravels departure in the 15th century to the world’s ocean. This tribute to the golden age of Portugal history was built in 1940. In this stone sculpture you can identify the main navigators like Bartolomeu Dias who turned the Cabo das Tormentas (cape of torments) into the cape of good hope, Vasco da Gama who discovered the maritime rout to India, Pedro Álvares Cabral who discovered Brasil and Magalhães the first European to cross the southern pacific and circumnavigate the earth.

Torre de Belém (Belém Tower)

The Belém Tower, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, takes you back to the discoveries age in the 15th and 16th centuries where Lisbon was one of the world’s main trade hub. To protect the city from enemy ships the King João II conceived a project, completed in 1514, which included the Tower with a heavily armed bastion in to the river.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery)

Classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, King Manuel I built this large monastery near the church that infant D.Henrique ordered to construct in the mid of the 15th century. This notable work of architecture and Portuguese identity were named Jerónimos Monastery after the donation to the monks of the Saint Jerome Order. In the church you can find the graves of Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões, two Portuguese heroes from the discoveries.

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (Ajuda National Palace)

This neoclassical palace from the first half of the 19th century became a royal residence for the King Luis I and remained until the end of the Monarchy in 1910. You can find the original decorative artworks in place and discover the characteristics rooms. As a museum it gathers important collection from the 18th and 19th centuries with gold and silver works, textile, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, furniture and photographs.

Museu da Marinha (Maritime Museum)

Founded by King Luis on the 22 of July of 1863 with a collection starting from the 18th century with several ships of the Royal Navy. Nowadays the museum gathers over 17000 items from many cultures produced during one of the most fascinating times of the history of mankind, the maritime era.

Oceanário de Lisboa (Oceanarium)

You can start by visiting Parque das Nações, known also as Expo after the big worldwide exposition about the oceans in 1998. At Tejo river side you can see various gardens with modern art and architecture and follow to what was considered the best aquarium in the World by tripadvisor, inside you can feel surrounded by the ocean and its 8000 marine creatures.

Museu Nacional Arte Antiga (National Ancient Art Museum)

Paints, sculptures, silver and gold jewelry, decorative arts from Portuguese, European, African and Oriental artists. From the 12th to the 19th century have the largest number of works classified as national treasures like the panels of Saint Vincent by Nuno Gonçalves, and notable paintings by Bosch, Memling, Dürer, Raphael or Piero della Francesca. Plus, the museum has a magnificent garden where you can eat over the river with a great view.

Museu Nacional dos Coches (National Coach Museum)

Created by Queen D.Amélia of Orleães and Bragança as a way to preserve the important collection of vehicles belonging to the royal house. The museum gathers vehicles from the 17th until de 19th century including coaches, berlins, sedan chairs and carriages, making this one of the most visited museums in Lisbon.

MAAT

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is the new cultural centre for Lisbon. It’s a museum where these areas intertwine with contemporary artists and trends. The museum is also linked to the Central Tejo Power Station, an industrial factory from the 20th century.

Museu Nacional de Arqueologia (National Museum of Archaeology)

Founded in 1983 by José Leite de Vasconcelos and built in neo Manueline style is one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient art from the Iberian Peninsula. The museum is in the western side of the Jeronimos Monastery where the monks had their dormitory.

Statue of Christ

After crossing the 25th April Bridge (named after the revolution against dictatorship) you can visit and climb the Christ Statue and be delighted with the amazing view.

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