See a new side of Lisbon on this free walking tour of the bohemian districts of Bairro Alto and Chiado. Poets and artists flock to these vibrant neighbourhoods - discover why!
Bairro Alto & Chiado Free Walking Tour Itinerary
Begin your free walking tour of one of Lisbon's most iconic neighbourhoods meeting your guide in front of the statue of Fernando Pessoa, in Chiado. From here, you'll stroll through the Portuguese capital's colourful hilly streets, delving deep into Bairro Alto and Chiado.
Your route will take you to the famous Café A Brasileira - The Brazilian Lady Cafe - which is one of the historic city centre's most famous cafes, originally opened to sell coffee imported from Brazil and a favourite meeting point for artists, writers and intellectuals over the years.
Follow the emblematic route of the yellow tram, the Elevador da Bica, up to Bairro Alto, whose name literally means "Upper District" after its hilltop location. Strolling through the colourful streets and admiring typical tiled façades and cool street art, you'll reach Praça do Carmo where you'll find the ruins of a Medieval convent.
Descending to Praça Dom Pedro IV, or Rossio Square as it's also known, you'll be immersed in the elegant neighbourhood of Baixa Pombalina, which is unique in that it was one of the first places in the world to build earthquake-resistant buildings after being almost completely destroyed in the devastating Lisbon earthquake of 1755.
After admiring the historic São Domingos Church, your free walking tour will come to an end in Praça do Comercio, where you'll have an incomparable view of the river.
- It is not possible to reserve this free tour of Bairro Alto and Chiado if you're a group of more than 6 people. If this is the case, you should reserve a private tour instead.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of 3 children per adult.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Lisbon).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Statue of Fernando Pessoa.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.