Lisbon audio tour: Tram 28’s Final Destination: Prazeres Cemetery

Tram 28’s Final Destination: Prazeres Cemetery

Walking Tour

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90 mins
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2mi

About the Tour

At the last destination of the Tram 28, Prazeres direction, you'll discover one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe, a true hidden gem.

Prazeres Cemetery is like an open-air museum that impresses by its size, art and architecture, as well as its hill top location, offering incredible views over the 25th of April bridge and the Tagus river.

On this tour, I’ll introduce you to people who were once some of Lisbon’s most influential citizens, from politicians and businessmen to artists and aristocrats. I’ll also tell you about the architects, artists and masons who left a mark here with their work, by helping to construct the elaborate mausoleums and tombs that line the cemetery’s alleys, in the shade of centenary cypress trees.

On this tour, I’ll show you:
• Tombs of freemasons, aristocrats, artists, writers and famous politicians
• Masterpieces of sculpture and architecture
• Beautiful memorials and monuments
• Romantic and Masonic symbols from the 19th century
• The oldest and largest collection of cypress trees on the Iberian Peninsula

Tour Producer

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Lisbon with Pats

Hi, I am Pats, Founder and Cultural Tour Guide at Lisbon with Pats. I need to write, read, travel. ♡ Photography, Cinema, Architecture, History, Literature & Art.

Major Landmarks

  • Prazeres Cemetery

Directions to Starting Point

Start at the last stop of Tram 28 Direction Prazeres - Bus/Tram Stop Prazeres. Praça São João Bosco, Campo de Ourique.

Trams:
Tram 28 E Martim Moniz - Prazeres
Tram 25 E Pç. Figueira - Campo Ourique

Bus:
742

Closest Underground Station:
Rato (Yellow Line) plus 15 minutes walk to Campo de Ourique

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Before or after: Church of Santo Condestável, Campo de Ourique Market, Garden of Parada (all at Campo de Ourique neighbourhood). The stunning Basilica of Estrela and the Romantic Garden of Estrela are also close by (10 minute walk).

Best time of day

The tour is approximately 90 minutes long. The Cemetery of Prazeres opens at 9am and closes at 5pm (Winter Time)/6pm (Summer Time). Please note that last admissions are 30 minutes before closing time. In the Summer, avoid the hottest time of the day (1pm-3pm) or, at least, take enough water and sun protection with you. Comfortable footwear is advisable.

Precautions

Beware of pickpockets. As in any city, you should keep an eye on your belongings as pickpockets tend to target tourists on more crowded areas, especially if you ride the tram to the location.

Comments

What a great surprise! We got off the Tram 28 and straight into this tour. It ready is a hidden secret that was beautifully told stories with so many fascinating characters. Some of the statues and workmanship is mind blowing. I highly recommend. We stayed far longer than planned, it's such a special place.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , about 19 hours ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review this tour. Glad that you enjoyed the experience! Prazeres is really a special place.

Posted by Lisbon with Pats , about 18 hours ago

A very well researched tour, full of history but also full of passionate stories bringing the memory alive of so many women and men that lived before us. A passionate journey full of art, culture and humanity. I fully recommend this wonderful experience!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 3 days ago

Just to identify that the anonymous explorer name is Anabela Becho 😊 and that I was very happy to write this review.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 3 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your "non-anonymous" opinion, Anabela. Very happy to know that you loved it! :-)

Posted by Lisbon with Pats , 3 days ago

Very happy that you enjoyed, Obelia. :-) Thank you for taking the time to write this note.

Posted by Lisbon with Pats , 7 days ago

This is a wonderful tour, with many interesting informations. Also, the voice is fantastic. An excelent work. Really enjoyed this tour. Thank you! 👌👏👏👏👏👏

Posted by Obelia Madeira , 7 days ago
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Tram 28’s Final Destination: Prazeres Cemetery