Journey back through time as you visit the ancient district of Alfama in Lisbon where you will visit St. George's Castle and explore further the city's Roman and Moorish history. Discover how this once small fishing town became the center of the nation of Portugal.
- Visit highlights including St. George's Castle, the old Roman theater and much more
- Discover the influence of 3 main religions: Islam, Judaism and Christianity in the development of this neighborhood
- English speaking guide
|Enthalten||3 hour guided tour with professional guide|
|Mitzubringen||Comfortable shoes for walking and weather suitable clothing|
|Teilnehmer||Tour takes place with 1 - 20 participants|
|Kategorien||Altstadtführungen, Historische Stadtführungen, Stadtführungen|
Campo Das Cebolas, Lisbon, Portugal
Angeboten vonLisboa Autentica
After the tour group has gathered at the meeting point in Campo das Cebolas, you will explore the charming labyrinth of ancient alleyways of the oldest district in Lisbon - Alfama. Wherever you go, you will see Islamic, Jewish and Christian influences which played a pivotal role in the development of medieval Portugal.
One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to St. George's Castle. This was once a Moorish fortress until it was captured during the Reconquista in 1147 by the first King of Portugal Afonso Henriques. You will also get a spectacular panoramic view of the city from the hill as well as the River Tagus.
Afterwards you will explore a bit more of the Roman heritage of the city including the ruins of the theater. It is thought to have been built under the reign of the first Emperor Augustus and could accommodate up to 5,000 spectators. You will also learn about how the thermal waters of the region were discovered and how it was the Moors who named them "al-hamma" (thermal fountain) where the district originally got its name.