Lisbon’s Do-It-Yourself Walking Tours

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Walking it in Lisbon
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!

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Tom Meyers

About the author: Tom Meyers created and launched EuroCheapo from his Berlin apartment in 2001. He returned to New York in 2002, set up office, and has led the EuroCheapo team from the Big Apple ever since. He travels to Europe several times a year to update EuroCheapo's hotel reviews. Tom is also a co-host of the New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys. Email Tom. [Find Tom on Google Plus]

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4 thoughts on “Lisbon’s Do-It-Yourself Walking Tours”

  1. Great walking guides! I will use them and the maps next week.
    1. Use Google Chrome as your browser. A tool bar will come up saying do you want translation from Portuguese to English? Click yes (or always translate)
    2. On the Visit Lisbon homepage, look for the tab ‘Where to go’ and click ‘Walking Routes’
    3. Click on the 5 listed – they are in small font, so wait for Google Chrome to translate, cut and paste to Word and boost the text size and definition.
    4. The maps are in a little square at the bottom of each walk. Open up and click to increase size. Cut and paste and you have you own free Walking Guides!

  2. I clicked onto the walking tour for lisbon lin but what i saw was all in a language other than english. would like to take a self guided walking tour of lisbon but need info. can you help. thanks

  3. Bill in San Diego

    I click the link, but can’t figure out where the heck to find these walking guides you’re talking about?!?


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