You will travel to places glorified by famous Portuguese poets, see examples of Manueline art and hear legends about heroic sailors. An excursion into history will help you better understand the national mentality, and the flavor of old houses decorated with azulejo tiles and secret pastries will leave a pleasant aftertaste from the walk. Individual excursion for 1-3 people Duration 2 hours Children Possible with children How it goes Other € 80 per excursion Price for 1-3 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Sea power We will take a look at a special area of the city - the Bethlehem quarter, where the main events of the Age of Great Discoveries took place. You will visit the Torre de Belém tower, erected in honor of the opening of the sea route to India, church of St. Mary of Bethlehem and, if desired, Jeronimos Monastery, executed in the national Manueline style, where in July 1497 Vasco Da Gama and his crew spent the night in prayer before sailing. At the end of the 19th century, local monks invented the Pasteis delicacy - Pasteish - a puff pastry basket with sweet custard, which you can try in the café-bakery
Heroic landscape On the banks of the Tagus River rises Monument to the Discoverers … On the nose of the caravel is the figure of the inspirer of geographical discoveries, the Infante Heinrich the Navigator, and on both sides behind him there are 32 figures of prominent Portuguese. I will tell you about the heroes of the monument, and you can go up to the observation deck, which offers a panoramic view of the old quarter and the river. On the square at the foot of the monument, we will look at the marble wind rose - a mosaic map of the world with routes and dates of sea expeditions of the 15th – 16th centuries.
- The excursion takes place on a tuk-tuk: this method of transportation will allow us to cover both the center of Lisbon and its outskirts
- Additional costs: tickets to the Torre de Belém Tower (6 €) and the Jeronimos Monastery (10 €)
- Optionally, it is possible to include in the route the Museum of the Carriages, the Maritime Museum and the Ajuda Palace
The beginning of the excursion is near the Cais do Sodre station. You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.