Essential Lisbon Sightseeing Tour
If you only have two hours but still want to experience the best of Lisbon sightseeing, you can see some of the city’s top landmarks and neighborhoods by using GoCar Technology & Tours!
Start your Lisbon sightseeing journey on the Blue Route to Alfama, the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon, known for its narrow streets, Fado houses, and stunning viewpoints. This tour lasts for about an hour and takes you to some of the most emblematic monuments and places in the city, including the National Pantheon, the Fado Museum, and the Graça Church and Convent, among others.
After exploring Alfama, you can switch to the Red Route to explore the heart of Lisbon’s downtown area, known as Baixa. This cosmopolitan neighborhood is full of commerce, emblematic buildings, and cultural diversity. On this tour, which lasts between 1 to 1.5 hours, you’ll visit landmarks such as the Santa Justa lift, the Dona Maria II National Theatre, and the Carmo Church and Convent.
By combining the two routes, you can get a taste of Lisbon’s history, culture, and architecture in just two hours. Don’t worry if you can’t see everything – you can always come back and explore more on another tour.
How it works
- Stop when and where you want!
- Follow the GPS at your own pace!
- Discover the secrets of the city!
What you will see
ALFAMA TOUR – BLUE ROUTE
If you wish to follow one of our routes instead of roaming freely through town, the blue one is the best suited for a 1-hour tour. This route highlights the historical neighborhood of Alfama, the oldest in town, full of Fado houses and known for its narrow and labyrinthine streets, colorful houses with irregular geometry, clothes drying on the windows, and some of the most beautiful viewpoints of the capital. This quarter is a journey through time…
- Casa dos Bicos
- José Saramago Foundation
- Fado Museum
- National Pantheon
- Flea Market
- Graça Church
- Portas do Sol
- Santa Luzia
- Lisbon Cathedral
CENTER TOUR – RED ROUTE
The Red Route lasts 1h / 1h30 and covers the entire area of Lisbon downtown.
Baixa, in the heart of the Portuguese capital, is also known as “Baixa Pombalina” because it was rebuilt after the destruction caused by the terrible earthquake of 1755, by order of the Marquis of Pombal (Marquês de Pombal). This is the most cosmopolitan neighborhood in the city, where tradition blends in with the boldness of modernity, an area full of commerce and emblematic buildings and with great cultural diversity.
- Santa Justa Lift
- Rossio Square
- Dona Maria II National Theatre
- Carmo Church and Covnent
- Camões Square and S. Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint
- Príncipe Real Garden
- Amália Rodrigues House Museum and the Cais do Sodré
BELÉM TOUR – GREEN ROUTE
This journey along the river till the monumentality of Belém lasts approximately 2 hours. The area of Belém is famous for being linked to the Discoveries history, honoring the stoic navigators of all times, brave Portuguese men. For centuries Portugal was one of the biggest nations in the world and this neighborhood will always be remembered and praised as the seaport of the Golden Era.
- National Museum of Ancient Art
- Fundação Oriente
- Cordoaria Nacional
- Jerónimos Monastery
- Champalimaud Foundation
- Belém Tower
- Monument to the Discoveries
- Electricity Museum
- Comércio Square