Today, Fado is a symbol of Lisbon and considered the most valuable Portuguese folk music attracted many people to Alfama district, where they can experience unique dinner accompanied by live Fado music. The tour starts in front of the historical railway station “Rossio” considered being one of the most majestic constructions of Downtown (Baixa) in Lisbon. Right there we cannot miss to tell you the mysterious story about the king Sebastian, whose statue used to be placed at the gate of the station. Our guide will be waiting for you in front of the Starbucks café installed in the station (ideal spot if you would like to energize you before the tour start :D) with the logo of Go2Lisbon. During our tour we will explore not just the oldest neighborhood Alfama, that is spread below the castle of St. George, but also popular Bairro Alto neighborhood with its characteristic spirit, where we can admire fabulous street art pieces and an amazing variety of glazed tiles covering traditional houses. During our tour we will explore squares like Rossio, Praça de Figueira situated in the Downtown of the city, the charming Carmo square located in the Bairro Alto neighborhood and discover the most emblematic monuments like are Cathedral Sé and the St.George Castle.
We will take you to a wonderful terrace where you will enjoy a breathtaking view over the historical city. We will also introduce you some traditional flavors from Portuguese gastronomy –one of them will be the regional cherry liquor called “Ginjinha”. It is the sweet alcoholic beverage that locals used to drink as the medicine. During our walk in the Bairro Alto neighborhood – that is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lisbon, today very popular for its nightlife, we will see different historical monuments which speak out their story. We will also take our time to experience traditional pastry “Pastel de Nata” which enjoys great popularity. In one favorite bakery we will taste this Portuguese delicacy and relax a little bit. While relaxing, we will explain you the story of this famous creamy custard and watch how they produce the sweet cake. We will also take you to one of the most picturesque viewpoints where we will admire a scenic view over the historical center and tell you lot of exciting stories and legends to make you feel as you travel in time.