Lisbon and the Tagus River

    Lisbon tagus river voicemap walk salt of portugal
    Maria rebelo voicemap profile
    28 Sep 2016
    Clock 30min      Length1mi
    10 ratings

    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

    National Theatre of São Carlos, Arco da Rua Augusta, Cais das Colunas

    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 of day:

    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.


    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.


    Plus Write a comment


    Really bad tour, has no interesting information. Just says “ take a moment to look at the beautiful decor, I will meet you later...” totally not worth it!!!

    Posted by Victoria , over 1 year ago

    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.

    Posted by MJ R , about 3 years ago

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

    Posted by Tomas R , about 3 years ago

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

    Posted by Tomas R , about 3 years ago

    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 , almost 4 years ago

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