Walking tour in Baixa. After the devastating earthquake of 1755, the city center was rebuilt according to plan, and today it is the most elegant district of Lisbon. We will walk through the neoclassical part of the city and learn about the capital's and country's most important historical events. Baixa is the commercial center of Lisbon, so we can get to know several historic shops and cafes. The area is completely flat and largely car-free.
Casa dos Bicos (R. dos Bacalhoeiros 14A, 1100-070 Lisboa)
Our meeting place will be the 16th century building with an unmistakable facade.
The church gate gives an insight into the beauty of the Manueline style. The late Gothic style supplemented with national features was used before the earthquake, during the golden age of the empire.
A grandiose square on the banks of the Tagus, where the royal palace used to stand.
We walk through the commercial district built according to a plan in the 18th century.
A fantastic, more than 120-year-old iron structure elevator that connects the Baixa district with the upper city. (We will not take the elevator.)
The heart of the urban life.
Towards the end of the tour, we can try one of the best paste de nata in the city or the famous Portuguese cherry liqueur, ginjinha.
A church that has suffered a lot with a not always happy story.
Our walk ends at the former market square.
Praça da Figueira
tasting pastel de nata and ginjinha
free entrance to Church of Saint Dominic
entrance fees (we do not visit any monuments with an entrance fee or with a queue during the walk)
transportation (we do not use transport during the walk)
For customized tour or different starting times please message me.
The tour is available in sunshine and rain.
What does "without stairs" mean?
It's a shame, but there is practically no accessibility in Lisbon. The city is built on hills, the streets are cobbled, often steep, and divided by stairs. "Without stairs" walks can also involve uneven terrain, curbs, or uphill walking, but we always try to choose the easiest route. We are traveling on a route that can be pushed along by a stroller or pram. We cannot guarantee that all locations are wheelchair or electric-scooter-accessible. If you have any questions, please email me and I will try my best. Each walk has a separate description of its length and difficulty.
Lisbon without stairs - The lower town: Baixa
length: about 2 km or 1,3 miles
terrain: cobbled streets, lower curbs, no stairs
reaching a starting point: Casa dos Bicos is accessible by taxi or public transport. Terreiro do Paço Metro Station is 250 meters (270 yards) away, and the Crusie Port is 700 meters (770 yards) away.
end of the walk: In the heart of the city, between shops and restaurants, from where the walk can be continued individually. The walk ends next to the Rossio metro station.
Check out my other walks, you can easily do two on the same day.