Lisbon and the Tagus River

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    28 Sep 2016
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    This tour is about the relationship between Lisbon and the Tagus river.

    Sophia de Mello Breyner, one of Portugal's greatest writers, wrote a poem about Lisbon that reads:

    "Here and there in Lisbon
    In a hurry or distracted
    We turn a corner and see the iridescent Tagus
    And, suddenly, our body and soul have wings"

    During this tour, you will turn a corner and get a glimpse of the Tagus river many times. I hope that, like the poet, you’ll feel the magic of those moments.

    Bring your camera because there are great photo opportunities along the way.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    A Brasileira Coffee Shop, Bertrand Bookstore, São Carlos Theatre, Rua Augusta Arch, Terreiro do Paço, Cais das Colunas, Ribeira das Naus.

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    This tour starts at the coffee shop "A Brasileira" at R. Garrett 120, right in front of the subway exit. There are several parking garages in the area, but the best way to get to the starting point is to take the subway (metro). The station name is Baixa-Chiado and it is served by two lines. The green line (direction Cais do Sodré) and the blue line (direction Santa Apolonia).

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    MUDE - Museu do Design e da Moda at R. Augusta, 24.

    Best time to walk:

    There'll be lots of opportunities to take great pictures, so this walk works well as long as there is daylight. The best times to capture Lisbon’s golden light is early in the morning or at the end of the afternoon. It is also great to photograph the city during the “blue hour,” which occurs about half an hour after sunset. At that time, the sky has a wonderful dark-blue color that creates beautiful images.

    Precautions:

    There are many busy streets, so be careful while crossing. It can get hot in Lisbon during summer, so take some water with you. But don't worry if you forget, there are plenty of coffee shops en route.

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    Missing

    I enjoyed this tour very much. Took a couple of friends with me and they also liked it a lot. Looking forward to seeing more like it.
    Rich S.

    Missing

    I enjoyed this tour very much. Nice way to get to know the city. I wish there were more tours like this.
    Henry S.

    Missing

    Nicely done! Easy, even in a hot day like today. Lots of good information and tips on best places to photograph.

    Missing

    A warm and welcoming voice, I enjoyed this audio tour of Lisbon and the Tagus River. Great hints on the best times to take the walk where you can capture the best golden light or if evening, the best blue hour light.

    Posted by Cora , over 1 year ago

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