Graça Historic District
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  • Lisbon: Fado and Dinner Walk

    1. Lisbon: Fado and Dinner Walk

    Start your Lisbon walking tour of this whimsical city by joining a local guide in one of the city's most imposing squares, the Praça do Martim Moniz. This famous landmark honors a nobleman that sacrificed his own life to help the Christian conquerors of Lisbon in 1147. At the starting point to this tour through Lisbon's musical and culinary heritage, the home of a fusion market that celebrates the multiculturalism of the neighborhood of Mouraria. Take in sweeping views of this intoxicating city from the viewpoint of the Castle Hills, some of the city’s best-kept secrets. Explore Alfama’s small squares, rustic buildings and dark alleyways as you wander along the winding, cobblestone streets. Stop to breathe in the exciting atmosphere as the local taverns and music venues come to life for another evening of melodic tunes and gastronomic delights. Stop to reflect on the beauty of the Riv...

  • Lisbon: Alternative Walking Tour

    2. Lisbon: Alternative Walking Tour

    This alternative tour of Lisbon takes you under the skin of the city to discover the culture and creativity of one of Europe's coolest capitals. This walk around alleyways and secret passages will reveal the best of the street art in Lisbon, which is constantly changing. You will see the works of local and international artists, from tiny sculptures to large-scale murals. From the graffiti to the master pieces, from the paste-up posters to public mural projects. The walk starts in the city center, before winding away off the beaten track to Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa, Alfama, and Graça. You will get to see all of the leading different areas of the city, consisting both of the old and modern neighborhoods, seeing how the gentrification process is changing these local areas. You will learn about the social history of Portugal and how it has influenced its arts and architecture, and will a...

  • Lisbon: Delicious Electric Bike Tour

    3. Lisbon: Delicious Electric Bike Tour

    This tour will focus on the most authentic neighborhoods, the perfect places to find traditional taverns and amazing restaurants. In Alfama (the oldest district in Lisbon), you’ll experience the real Lisbon with its charismatic (and intense) people, cats sleeping on windowsills, twisting streets and blind alleyways where the roofs almost touch each other. Going up the hill until Graça, you’ll find a breathtaking panoramic view at the famous Belvedere “Nossa Senhora do Monte”. After a moment of relaxation at the viewpoint, you'll start going down the hill to salute Mouraria, Lisbon’s most multi-ethnic neighborhood. Here you may find all types of restaurants because about a fifth of the population is from Asia, mainly from China, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Now, the most important detail of this tour, the tasting experiences! You'll visit Lisbon’s greatest cafés and taverns, importan...

    We booked the Delicious Electric Bike Tour. The bikes had a good and strong engine making the ride up the hills easy. We had Ginjinha at the viewing point Miradouro Graca and our guide Yury also showed us the local sandwich Bifanas. He was kind and knowledgeable, a trip to recommend.

  • Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

    4. Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

    Explore Lisbon from East to West in a Tukxi, a small vehicle that's a mix between a tuk tuk and a 3-wheeled scooter. This 3-hour private tour combines a visit to 3 historical neighborhoods with an exploration of Belem, one of the most popular districts in the city, making it the perfect way to get the most out of the city when you don’t have much time.   Your tour starts in the Old Town, where you’ll travel back in time and fall in love with the colorful neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, and Graça. Stop along the way to discover all that Lisbon has to offer, which is made especially easy by the Tukxis.   Then, follow your guide over to the west of the city along the glittering river Tejo to arrive at Belem, where many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages. Here, you can admire Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries, 3 of the mos...

  • Lisbon: Belém and City Highlights Full Day Tour with Guide

    5. Lisbon: Belém and City Highlights Full Day Tour with Guide

    Explore the vibrant city of Lisbon and the colorful district of Belém on this full day tour that will leave you with an everlasting love for this beautiful location. Start the tour passing through Belém to discover some of the area’s most famous landmarks such as the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, Padrão dos Descobrimentos and of course, the factory of one of the most famous pastries in the country, the Pastel de Belém. In the second part of the tour, head towards the oldest part of the city, passing through Cais do Sodré, to visit the new Mercado da Ribeira. Then drive through the district of Chiado, Bairro Alto and continue towards the largest viewpoint of the city, in Parque Eduardo VII, with a breathtaking view over the city. This is the perfect place to take a photo for your holiday album. The tour continues with a visit to the oldest districts of the city, Alfama and Graça...

  • Lisbon: 7-Hour Guided City Tour

    6. Lisbon: 7-Hour Guided City Tour

    Discover the history and culture of Lisbon on a day-long city walking tour alongside an expert local guide. Visit Lisbon's top sights, stroll along the Tejo River and enjoy panoramic views. Begin your tour with hotel pick-up in the morning and head to Cristo Rei. Cross the iconic 25th of April Bridge, and enjoy sweeping views over the city. Next, it's on to Bélem, where you can take postcard-worthy pictures for lifelong memories. Bite into the sweet Pastel de Belem, a traditional Portuguese treat, then head down narrow cobblestone streets and explore the oldest districts of the city, learning about its fascinating history along the way. Enjoy the architecture along the streets of Lisob's Baixa Pombalina, including ancient churches and local shops. Top it off with a taste of traditional ginginha liquor.

  • Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

    7. Full Day Private Tour: Lisbon's Heritage and Modernity

    The tour begins at 8:30 AM with a pick-up from your hotel, apartment, or ship. This ensures enough time to enjoy the program with no rush.  This private tour focuses on the national monuments in Lisbon, and the program allows some time to visit the inside of some of the monuments. Nevertheless it can be altered and other routes can be arranged in order to best reflect your interests as the experience is there for the sole purpose of your enjoyment. The first locations to visit always depend on the initial location but in most cases, start at the most important avenue of the city with Eduardo VII Park at the top, and then proceed to Baixa, the Downtown area, Restauradores, and Rossio Squares and proceed to the Cathedral of Lisbon with a small stop for photos and, time permitting, a visit inside the church.  Next, proceed to the bellevues of Sta. Luzia and N. Sª do Monte which offer som...

  • Lisbon: Private 3-Hour Historic Alfama & Chiado Tuk-Tuk Tour

    8. Lisbon: Private 3-Hour Historic Alfama & Chiado Tuk-Tuk Tour

    Discover the best of Lisbon from a different perspective on a private 3-hour tour by electric tuk-tuk for up to 6 people. Access narrow streets that larger vehicles can't reach and see much more than you would on a guided walking tour.  Learn more about the history and culture of one of the oldest capital cities in Europe, and be seduced by the charm of its historical monuments and beautiful setting on the banks of the River Tagus. Get familiar with the most typical neighborhoods, such as Graça and Mouraria, and explore the more contemporary districts, including Chiado, Bairro Alto, Principe Real and Estrela. Journey up some of the 7 hills to get breathtaking views of the city, and taste the delicious ginginha liqueur in Alfama along the way.

    My daughter and I booked this tour for our first day in Lisbon. The tour was excellent. We saw more than we could on our own. Our tour guide, Joel, was excellent. He was knowledgeable and passionate about Lisbon. I would highly recommend.

  • Lisbon: 3-Hour Street Art Tour in an SUV

    9. Lisbon: 3-Hour Street Art Tour in an SUV

    After gathering at the meeting point, you'll begin your dynamic 3-hour adventure around the city in a modern Fiat 500L. You'll travel to see the amazing murals that help make Lisbon a worldwide street-art mecca. From the amazing historical center you will travel to see works from the famous Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, Vhils, Bordallo II, Pichiavo, Obey Giant, Mar, Utopia, and amazing walls boasting street art like Amoreiras or Caracol da Graça. You'll then visit the biggest outdoor street-art galleries probably in the world, which are found in the Quinta do Mocho and Marvila neighborhoods. This will be an unforgettable adventure that will transform you into a street-art lover. Your creativity will explode, and you may even be inspired to create some some art of your own.

  • Lisbon: 3-Hour Street Art Tuk Tuk Tour

    10. Lisbon: 3-Hour Street Art Tuk Tuk Tour

    Lisbon has become a cosmopolitan city over time. From the time of the caravels departing for the discovery of new worlds until today, the city has reinvented itself so that tradition and modernity live together today in unique harmony. Urban art and intervention took over the streets and avenues giving color and brightness to the city showing a modern and vanguard side of one of the oldest cities in Europe. This is a tour designed especially for all those who want to unveil a bit of street art scattered throughout the streets of Lisbon. A surprise at every corner by the hands and the creativity of well-known artists and others that remain anonymous. Also appreciate the more traditional corners of the city such as the neighborhoods of Castelo, Graça, Alfama and Bairro Alto. Enjoy the views from some of the best viewpoints and of course, do not forget to bring your camera. 

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What people are saying about Graça Historic District

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 89 reviews

I did a private tour with Alice who was a great guide. Super knowledgeable and fun. She showed me the famous large wall paintings as well as the hidden ones, even one in a covered car park where I would never have suspected street art. Alice not only shows you the different (legal and illegal) graffiti and wall art, she can tell about each one who painted it, tells a story about the artist, and makes you see the city with different eyes. I now see street art everywhere where before I didn't really notice. Totally 200% recommendable!!!

Recommended

Nice tour where you can see a lot of the city. We were picked up exactly at the agreed time at the collection point and afterwards neatly dropped off in front of our apartment. The guide told a lot on the way. We did this tour on the day of arrival to determine ourselves where we wanted to go back again during the other days of our stay.

We had a large group on 3 tuk tuks. The guides kept us together and each of them had a great personality! They let us slow it down to spend a little more time soaking in the scenery at the different stops. All in all a great tour and very accomodating to a large group.

Absolutely worth it!

Hugo is a very happy, communicative and supportive person. We enjoyed cruising with him up and down the hills of Lisboa!

Excellent tour, lots of information in a short time, no strenuous walking up the hills