A few hours to discover Lisbon, first of all we will visit the Belém quarter where you will find the most beautiful and historical monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. A brief stop at the Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) - World Heritage site by UNESCO -, also point of departure of some of the Portuguese maritime explorations; and one of the Monuments for the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos), built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the “death “ of Prince Henry the Navigator.
We will then visit the church of S. Jerome Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) - World Heritage site by UNESCO - a masterpiece of the “Manueline” style and the National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) with one of the most important collection of old carriages in the world. Hereafter we will along the river arrive at Alfama, an old and traditional district, where we will have the opportunity to walk in its narrow streets, and visit an handicraft shop where we'll taste an aperitif of Port wine.
We will furthermore pass by the downtown (Baixa) to admire the most important squares of Lisbon such as the monumental Trade Square (Praça do Comércio); Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon and the symbolic Restauradores Square. Finally we drive along the Liberdade Avenue, the “boulevard” of Lisbon, to finish at Marquês de Pombal Square, admiring the statue of the 18th-century portuguese statesman responsible for Lisbon reconstruction after one of the most deadliest earthquakes in History, the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake.
Another highlight that we will visit is the famous Coach Museum.
*Note: The Jerónimos Monastery and the Coach Museum are both closed on Mondays, therefore those visits will be replaced by a visit to Palácio da Ajuda.