Historical & Trendy Walk
We will be amazed by the eclectic architecture of colorful facades, with restaurants in every corner and relaxed square. We will visit concept stores in buildings you would never guess, taverns, a rooftop, and a market. All that in 2.30 hours! The perfect initiation to the bohemian scene of Lisbon.
Historical & Trendy Walk Highlights
- Visit Lisbon’s favorite Art Nouveau bakery
- Visit viewpoint of S. Pedro de Alcantara
- Buildings from the 17th, 18th and 19th century transformed in trendy spots.
- Experience Bairro Alto bohemian style
- Nightclubs and more
- Free to explore by yourself with some tips from the local guide
Included: Pre-evening snack, drinks, and pastries.
Not included: food and drinks unless specified, personally purchased items, tips/gratuities for your guide, Hotel pick up and drop-off.
- Duration: 2:30 Hours
- Meeting point: in front of Embaixada Concept Store, Praça do Príncipe Real 26
- Starting / Ending time: 3:30 pm; 6 pm
- Ending point: Time out Market, Cais do Sodré
Start in the Principe Real area, a purpose-built neighbourhood to host the wealthy bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century, where your local guide will be waiting at Praça das Flores to take you on this dilettante journey. Let yourself be amazed by the eclectic architecture of colourful facades, with restaurants in every corner and relaxed squares. Visit concept stores, taverns and indulge yourself with the Lisboners favourite pre-evening snack in an art nouveau bakery.
Continue to the viewpoint of S. Pedro de Alcantara and enjoy the fantastic view over the Baixa Pombalina, Castelo de São Jorge and the Tagus River.
Learn about churches, old funiculars still in use, 19th buildings converted into trendy restaurants and bars.
Enter Bairro Alto, the heart of Lisbon’s bohemian par excellence where you will learn how journalists, intellectuals, prostitutes and sailors gathered in the dark streets in the 19th century for nights of Fado and vice, creating the free spirit through which the Bairro Alto is still known today. See where the old meets new through grocery and drugstores stores, butchers, carpenters, that survived alongside shops offering new products: handcrafts, exotic furniture, piercings and tattoos, hats and second-hand vintage clothes, and where Fado is still sung in fashionable bars.
Get to Bica and explore what is possibly the most photographed street in Lisbon, an area little affected by the 1755 earthquake, that offers a beautiful view of the river, and maintains the colourful 17th- and 18th-century buildings, many of them always with open doors, flower-filled balconies and laundry out to dry. Take a break and enjoy the habit that Lisbon does not dismiss, of soaking the postcard-like views with a cold drink in hand
Next, get down the hill and finish at what was an ill-reputed area and became a mandatory point of passage for the Lisbon nightclubs, where a custard tart (Lisbon’s most beloved pastry) awaits. Here your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation, or recommendations on other places to continue your bohemian journey on your own.
Capacity: For your Urban Adventure, you are in a small group with a maximum of 12 people.
Booking confirmation: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We meet you at the designated starting point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.