Parque Eduardo VII is the largest park in central Lisbon, covering 25 hectares (62 acres). Located on a hill, the Park has a formal garden design, consisting of a sloped lawn area with symmetrical box hedges, and several species of trees on either side. At the top, a viewing platform offers sweeping vistas over Praça Marquês do Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade and the River Tejo.
Avenida da Liberdade is a beautiful avenue, just over a kilometre (0,62 miles) long. It’s the stateliest avenue in Lisbon, with nineteenth-century buildings and pavements covered in mosaics which form pleasant black and white patterns. If you take this street and cross the Baroque Triumphal Arch, it leads you to Praça do Comércio, an astonishing square, which in our opinion is the most dazzling in the city and once housed the Royal Palace.
The Sé, the Cathedral of Lisbon, is one of the oldest buildings in the city, originally constructed in the twelfth century shortly after the reconquest of the city. The cathedral, with its sturdy Romanesque towers, is one of the Lisbon’s most iconic landmarks.
The Miradouro de Santa Luzia (Santa Luzia viewpoint) and Largo das Portas do Sol are two of the perfect places to stop off after visiting Lisbon Cathedral. A very short walk further up the hill to the east of the Santa Luzia Church is Largo das Portas do Sol, another viewpoint with views of São Vicente da Fora Church, Graça Church, the dome of the Church of Santa Engrácia and the River Tejo.
You will taste delicious Portuguese food in a typical truly Portuguese restaurant and away from the tourist restaurants.
The Tower of Belém is a cultural reference, a symbol of the specificity of Portugal at the time, including its privileged exchange with other cultures and civilisations. As a protector of Portuguese individuality and universality, the tower saw its role confirmed in 1983 when it was classified by UNESCO as “Cultural Heritage of Humanity”.
Pastéis de Belém are unique and a must try it when doing a Tour in Lisbon. following an ancient recipe from the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. That secret recipe is recreated every day in our bakery, by hand, using only traditional methods. Even today, the Pastéis de Belém offer the unique flavour of time-honoured Portuguese sweet making.
A masterpiece of 16th-century architecture in Portugal, the Monastery of Jerónimos is listed as a National Monument and inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List (1983). It is located in one of Lisbon’s most noble areas, a both historical and monumental setting overlooking the Tagus River.