Discover one of the most well-loved and iconic neighbourhoods in Lisbon on this fantastic walking tour. And even better... it's free!
Free Tour of Belem
We'll start our free walking tour in Praça Afonso de Albuquerque in the heart of Belem. In this square, your guide will start explaining about the Age of Discovery and the role that this neighbourhood played in this important period of European history.
Next, we'll head to the beautiful Belém Palace, where you'll learn about the history behind the world-famous Portuguese custard tarts, known as pastéis de Belém. Afterwards, we'll head to the Jerónimos Monastery. This is one of the most prominent examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline-style architecture in Lisbon and, alongside the nearby Tower of Belem, it was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
Not only will you also get to see the tower, but our expert guide will also take you to visit the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument of Discoveries), which celebrates the Portugues Age of Discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries; the 25 de Abril bridge, a 7,470 ft (2,277 metre) long suspension bridge used as a backdrop in the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Praça do Império, a beautiful square with green spaces, statues and an impressive fountain; and much more.
After approximately 2 and a half hours discovering this fascinating, iconic neighbourhood, our tour will come to an end.
Please note that this free walking tour is not available for groups of over 6 people. If you have a larger group, why not book a private tour of Lisbon?
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking expert guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 6 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in 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.
If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).
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.
Afonso de Albuquerque Gardens