Urban Exploration, A Walking Tour of Lisbon – Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
Without a doubt, one of the greatest ways to explore a new city is with your own two feet.
During my crazy travel career, I’ve been lucky to see plenty of places and have some pretty cool experiences that saw me walk around Prague Castle on a snowy day, get lost on the streets of Havana and wander around Amsterdam.
I was a teensy bit doubtful that Lisbon could continue to impress me – as the night before, we’d been treated to a whirlwind motorcycle tour of Lisbon at dusk. Watching sunset over the city was seriously one of the most romantic and swoon worthy experiences of my life.
A Walking Tour of Lisbon
Then the very next day, we did a tour with Urban Adventures. On their Experience Lisbon walk, I once again found myself overwhelmingly impressed. It turned out that a walking tour of Lisbon was all it would take.
Portuguese Pastries and Cool Cafes
If you plan on visiting Lisbon, I’d suggest going on a diet before you get there and to continue daily exercise once you arrive. Doing a walking tour of Lisbon definitely helps! It will allow you to eat lots of Portuguese pastries without feeling guilty.
I’d suggest pairing your pastry with a coffee and hanging out at cool cafes like this.
You’ll also roam through some of Lisbon’s most multicultural and bohemian neighbourhoods like Mouraria, Chiado, Bairro Alto and Bica. This was my favorite part of the tour as we really got a feel for everyday life here.
Among my favorite photos were these of the one car trams, a system in operation since 1873.
Lisbon Street Art
A Walking Tour of Lisbon: Good to Know
1) The Experience Lisbon walk was booked through Urban Adventures. The tour lasts 3-4 hours and costs about 30 euros per person.
2) Bring plenty of water during hot weather to stay refreshed along the way. Also, wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking.
3) One of the stops includes Restaurant Casa do Alentejo – a rather pretty restaurant set in a former Moorish palace.
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*Disclosure – My time in Lisbon was complimentary, courtesy of Housetrip. Any opinions expressed about my love for Lisbon (and the pastries) are entirely my own.