Barrio Alto is Lisbon's shopping and bohemian district. We will go around its famous places to get an idea about this neighborhood. We will visit spectacular churches and lovely parks on our way. If something is upper, we rightly assume that we will have something to see from above. We will not be disappointed in Barrio Alto, great vantage points await us. We will also touch two of Lisbon's famous funiculars.
Cafes, theaters and old shops are lined up in Chiado, whose center is the square named after the most famous poet of the Portuguese.
There is no other place where the earthquake of 1755 can be felt as clearly as in this square. (Those who can climb a few steps will also have the opportunity to visit a fantastic observation deck.)
While walking the streets of the lively part of town, we stop at a church with a modest exterior, but an even more spectacular interior.
A multi-level, terraced observation deck in the center of the city: this is one of the most spectacular locations on our trip. On the side of the square is the stop of one of the historic funiculars.
We can walk among rare plants in a park on top of a reservoir. We will also see a Mudejar-style building and a memorial to the victims of homophobia before continuing.
We arrive at a less famous, but no less spectacular lookout point, from where we have a view in the exact opposite direction.
The most beloved Portuguese funicular, one of the symbols of Lisbon.
a drink in a kiosk on the way
free entrance to the Church of Saint Roch
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)
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The tour is available in sunshine and rain. Please note that some of the sights has steps.
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 upper town: Barrio Alto
length: about 3 km or 2 miles
terrain: Cobbled streets and lower curbs. Due to the narrow and often crowded sidewalk, we may have to walk on the road. No stairs on our way, but not all the sights are fully accessible without steps.
reaching a starting point: Camões Square. However you can come here by public transport, it is better to take a taxi to reach the square.
Check out my other walks, you can easily do two on the same day.