What to Visit in Lisbon City Tour
VISIT FACTORY OF PATEIS DE BELEM
VISIT JERONIMOS MONASTERY
We continue Lisbon City Tour to the Jeronimos Monastery The Jeronimos Monastery is the most impressive symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of Discovery. King Manuel I built it in 1502 on the site of a hermitage founded by Prince Henry the Navigator, where Vasco da Gama and his crew spent their last night in Portugal in prayer before leaving for India. It was built to commemorate Vasco Da Gama's voyage and to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for its success. Vasco da Gama's tomb was placed inside by the entrance, as was the tomb of poet Luis de Camões, author of the epic The Lusiads in which he glorifies the triumphs of Da Gama and his compatriots. Other great figures in Portuguese history are also entombed here, like King Manuel and King Sebastião, and poets Fernando Pessoa and Alexandre Herculano. The monastery was populated by monks of the Order of Saint Jerome (Hieronymites), whose spiritual job was to give guidance to sailors and pray for the king's soul. It's one of the great triumphs of European Gothic (UNESCO has classified it a World Heritage monument)
VISIT BELEM TOWER
Our day trip to lisbon Visit the Tower of Belem and the Monument to the Discoveries. Belém Tower was first built to defend Lisbon. Years later, it was transformed into a lighthouse and later still a customs center. The Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) was built between 1514 and 1520 in a Manuelino style by the Portuguese architect and sculptor Francisco de Arruda. It was classified as a World Heritage Site in 1983 by UNESCO. Constructed on the northern bank of the Tagus River, this tower was used to defend the city. Years later, it was transformed into a lighthouse and customs house. It is situated very close to the Jerónimos Monastery.
VISIT CRISTO REI LISBON
Our Lisbon City Tour Cross the Bridge the 25th April, The 25th April Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Europe, and was Lisbon's first. we visit the statue of Christ. This statue of Christ is one of the symbols of Lisbon.Cristo Rei is one of Lisbon’s most iconic monuments. The statue of Christ stands high above the southern banks of the Tejo Estuary, and depicts Christ with arms raised, blessing the city. Cristo Rei dates from the 1950s and its construction was in reverence for Portugal avoiding the horrors of WW2. Since its consecration in 1959 Cristo Rei has been an important Portuguese pilgrim destination and today is a major religious centre for the diocese of Setubal. Lisbon’s Cristo Rei has many similarities to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, and the Brazilian statue was the original inspiration. For visitors, the main draw of the Cristo Rei is the 80m high viewing platform and the amazing panoramic views over Lisbon and the golden suspension bridge. Cristo Rei makes for an enjoyable excursion from Lisbon and is often the sole reason to cross to the southern side of the Tejo Estuary.
PASSING BY LISBON VIEWPOINST
Lisbon's superb natural setting, spread across seven hills facing the Tagus River, offers a network of terraces from which to contemplate the beauty of the city. Called "miradouros" (viewpoints), they're usually located at the highest points of each hill, and all have spaces to sit and rest. Some even have cafés serving snacks and light refreshments. Popular with locals and tourists, day and night, everyone has their favorite and you'll also find your own. You'll discover many others by chance as you wander around the narrow streets and staircases that often frame staggering vistas. You won't be able to resist a stop to admire the city because, after all, taking time to relax and contemplate is one of Lisbon's pleasures and what makes it such a seductive, romantic city (and one of the world's most beautiful cities).
VISIT EDUARD VII PARK
The Eduardo VII Park is the largest park in central Lisbon. It was baptized in 1903 in honor of Edward VII, monarch of the United Kingdom, who had visited Lisbon this year to reaffirm the bonds of friendship between the two countries. our day trip to Lisbon goes to this viewpoint. Is a viewpoint with beautiful landscapes that invite us to stay. From top to bottom it is possible to contemplate the entire dimension of a vast green garden and the complete length of the Marquês de Pombal and the Liberdade Avenue, without ever losing sight of the Tejo River and the Arrábida mountains. The variety of landscapes is such that through this viewpoint you can also take a peek at the São Jorge Castle.
PASSING BY LISBON DOWNTOWN ALFAMA, BAIXA CHIADO
Downtown Lisbon, or Baixa, is part of this day tour. Is the heart of the Lisbon city. It's the main shopping and banking district that stretches from the riverfront to the main avenue (Avenida da Liberdade), with streets named according to the shopkeepers and craftsmen who traded in the area. It was completely rebuilt after the Great Earthquake of 1755, with streets flanked by uniform, neoclassical buildings. This was Europe's first great example of neoclassical design and urban planning, and one of the finest European architectural achievements of the age (it's currently being considered to be listed as a World Heritage Site).
Pickups in areas like: Alfama, Bairro Alto and Baixa de Lisboa, or with difficulty of access of the car we will mark a meeting point for the Pickup
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