Looking for a great way to tour Lisbon for free? Consider a walking tour of Lisbon. This popular free tour takes a journey through the most iconic spots in the Portuguese capital, immersing you in the past and the present of the city. You can book right up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
A Free Walking Tour of Lisbon
This free English language tour of Lisbon starts at the selected time at the obelisk in Praça dos Restauradores.
After a brief introduction to the capital of Portugal by your guide, start your walk from the statue of the Monumento al Calceteiro, dedicated to the workers who maintain the city’s artistic pavement.
Continue your walk seeing highlights of Lisbon’s city center like the Casa do Alentejo and the Santo Domingo Church. Lisbon was also the scene of events which shook the whole country, such as the 1755 earthquake, or the Carnation Revolution which put an end to the reign of the ‘New State’ and its dictator Salazar. The tour passes through the remains left by these historic episodes. We’ll continue to the famous Praça Rossio, with the monumental façade of the railway station and the Jewish Memorial.
Next, you’ll visit the neighborhood of the Convent do Carmo and the Santa Justa elevator. This famous lift dates back to 1902. Continue your walk in the Chiado district. In this iconic site you’ll hear about the famous figures of Portuguese literature: Luís Vaz de Camões and Fernando Pessoa. These literary giants wrote about Portugal’s role as a world power.
Next continue through the streets of Barrio Alto, the bohemian part of the city and Chiado. This neighbourhood is famously linked with literature. In Chiado, you’ll see the Bertrand shop, the oldest bookshop in the world, recognized by the Guinness Book of Records
Finally, take a walk along Rua Augusta, where you pass under the monumental arch, and, after about two hours and 45 minutes, you’ll conclude this free tour at the central Plaza del Comercio.