Belém District and the Salazar Dictatorship Legacy - Private Walking Tour

Discover one of the most majestic and popular areas of the Lisbon waterfront during this 3-hour private walking tour. This is the place where the famous world explorers set off on voyages of discovery in the 15th century, but also where Portugal hosted the World Exhibition in 1940. Full of history and charm, Belém is the perfect neighborhood to stroll around on foot. Visit the Square of the Empire, the famous Monument of the Discoveries, and the the exotic "Portuguese House for the Colonies.” In the end you will certainly gain a completely different image of Lisbon.

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  • What's included :
    • Local professional guide
    • Professional photographer guide
    • Private walking tour
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Afonso de Albuquerque Square, Rua Belem, Belem Portugal

    Belém area avatars from the Discoveries period to the 1940 Exhibition

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Vasco da Gama Garden, Rua Vieira Portuense Belém, Lisbon 1300-571 Portugal

    Old Belém town (or what's left of it)

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Maria de Belem Church, Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1300 Portugal

    The facade and the interior spaces of the most lavish late Gothic Cathedral in Lisbon with insightful explanations on its historical and mystical meaning

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Jardim da Praca do Imperio, Rua Belem, Lisbon Portugal

    This square was the hub and is the main heritage of the Portuguese World Exhibition. We do quick stops by the heraldic flower beds, the monumental fountain and the seahorses

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Padrao dos Descobrimentos Avenida Brasilia Belem, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal

    We walk around and try to shed light on the the main icon of the 1940 exhibition, not forgetting the majestic wind rose that covers the pavement at its feet.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Museu de Arte Popular Avenida Brasilia, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal

    The Museum of Popular is a conundrum and a real oddity of Modernist Lisbon.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Torre de Belem Garden, Avenida de Brasilia avenida da torre de Belem/avenida de Brasilia next to combattentes memorial, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal

    The other great monument of the Discoveries Age and the Restelo upper class neighborhood that developed after the 1940 Exhibition

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Belem River Station, Av. Brasília, 1300-598 Lisboa, Portugal
    Return Detail :
    Jardim da Torre de Belém, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Lisbon Art & Soul

Activity ID: V-17131P6

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