Lisbon’s Do-It-Yourself Walking Tours
photograph courtesy of Tom Meyers
It’s perfectly obvo that we’re big fans of Web sites that help you see more for less in Europe. So imagine our delight when we happened across the Lisbon Tourism Office’s sleek new Web site, full of city guides and tourist information.
The self-guided city walks in Lisbon section of the site is our favorite. The tourism office provides information for walking tours of Baixa Chiado, Bairro Alto, Estrela, Castelo Alfama, and Belem. Each of these ‘hoods is on any tourist’s must-visit list.
Walking directions (“Start by taking the Santa Justa Elevator (1) up to the ruins of the Carmo Convent (2), destroyed in the 1755 earthquake…”) are greatly aided by color maps detailing every move.
Well done, Lisboa!