Thursday, 28 October 2010

Visit Lisbon with Maurício

Do you want to know what's the best Lisbon has to offer? If so, let yourself be driven by Maurício in his Mercedes, and be acquainted with our beautiful city.

The day starts with a fabulous breakfast, after scheduling the time of the pickup with the Concierge, Maurício will be waiting for you at the lobby.

The tour begins, first around the Downtown area, through Rossio until the Comércio Square and a first glimpse of Tejo River.

After that, starts the climb through the narrow streets of Alfama District. First stop, a visit to Sé Cathedral and its two bell towers and continuing climbing until you reach the top where you  will find St. George's castle, where is possible to admire an extraordinary view of the city. On the opposite hill is our next stop of this tour.

Chiado, Lisbon´s main shopping District, Bairro Alto, famous for its night live, and another sight of Lisbon from São Pedro de Alcântara belvedere. The visit carries on as we move towards the National Parliament and then Estrela Church.

No time to rest as the visit is about to achieve its peak as we arrive to Belém District. Here you will visit the Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, landmarks of a history of conquest. Then its mandatory a short stop for coffee and the famous Pastéis de Belém, a delicious traditional local pastry.

It's time to return but now by a different route, you will pass by the Águas Livres Aqueduct, one of the most remarkable examples of 18th.century Portuguese engineering, and then observe another beautiful view of Lisbon on the top of Eduardo VII Park.

The tour is near the end and after the roundabout Marquês de Pombal, you go down the  Liberdade Avenue, and find the Avenida Palace right at the end.

Now it is time to freshen up and have a cold or warm drink, depending on the weather, and prepare yourself for the next adventure.

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