Alfama Free Tour

Rossio

  • The Square of D. Pedro IV is better known by its old name, Rossio
  • It is the most important square of Lisbon, where take place shows, festivals and political events
  • In the center there is a statue of D. Pedro IV, the first emperor of independent Brazil

Praça da Figueira

  • This place did not exist in the XVIth century, when the site was occupied by the Royal Hospital of All Saints
  • In the square there is the equestrian statue of the King Juan I, first erected in the center and then moved to a corner to make it visible from the Praça do Comércio

São Cristóvão Church

  • It's one of the few buildings in the city which was miraculously saved by the earthquake of 1755 in almost all of its art collections

Alfama

  • Between the Castle of St. Jorge and the sea is situated the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon and one of the most typical, Alfama
  • It's a special district, an old fisherman village, birthplace of Fado, the essence of Lisbon, with its narrow, steep and cobbled streets

Portas do Sol

  • From the Miradouro Portas do Sol you can enjoy a magnificent view of the whole Alfama district, which extends for several narrow streets until the Tajo river

São Miguel

  • The Church of São Miguel was one of the oldest parishes in Lisbon, and certainly was the one with less territorial extension
  • In 2012, it was determined the extinction of the parish, which became part of the Sé Cathedral

Sé Cathedral

  • The Igreja de Santa Maria Maior, known as the Sé Cathedral, is the main place of Catholic cult in the city
  • It was destroyed by four earthquakes in different centuries and later always rebuilt

Praça do Comércio

  • It is one of the most important squares of Lisbon, with its view of the Tajo estuary
  • It was the place where the Royal Ribeira Palace settled down for 200 years before being destroyed by the earthquake of 1755
  • Now you can see in the center the equestrian statue of D. José I, and on the north side the Triumphal Arch of Rua Augusta, which is the entrance to the Baixa