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Route Lisbon Walls, Old or Moura Fence and Casa dos Bicos

Come discover various historical surprises, rescuing the memory of the times from the founding of Lisbon, through the Islamic, Al-Usbuna and more ... traveling the paths of the Islamic Wall or Old.

The original wall was probably erected in the late Roman period (III-V century) and then very possibly harnessed and strengthened in the Islamic period (8th-12th centuries). The wall that defended the Muslim Al-Usbuna would have, approximately 1250m in length in its total extension and covered in its interior an area of approximately 15 hectares. Thus, the total area of Al-Usbuna, when it reached its apogee at the end of the century, XI, would be approximately 30 hectares, joining the previously mentioned intramural area, two suburbs with a combined area of 15 hectares.

Later, the Old Fence was adapted to the urban evolution, either by the reordering of the city in the Manueline and Pombaline period, after the earthquake, or by specific needs that run to the present day.

per adult from

$97

AUD

Duration

2 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Snacks - Snacks - Small traditional snack, consisting of specialty cakes and a drink of tea or juice or coffee.
    • Entrance to the Archaeological Nucleus of Casa dos Bicos
    • Entry/Admission - Miradouro das Portas do Sol
    • Entry/Admission - Casa dos Bicos-Museu de Lisboa
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Miradouro das Portas do Sol, Largo das Portas do Sol Alfama, Lisbon 1100-411 Portugal

      The view from here is worthy of an illustrated postcard. It is a balcony with a panoramic view over Alfama, from where you can see the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, the Church of Santo Estêvão and the Church of S. Miguel. Any tourist stops to take photos!

      In the center, facing the Museum of Decorative Arts, is a statue of Saint Vincent (the patron saint of Lisbon), with the symbols of the city - a boat with two crows.

      It is from here that one has the best view of the sunrise, and it is where one begins a beautiful walk through the streets of Alfama.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Pass By: Alfama, Lisbon Portugal

      Alfama is one of the most genuine districts of Lisbon, its architecture presents peculiar characteristics of old and colorful buildings that give it a character of joy and tranquility. Strolling through the Alfama district is an invitation to get lost in extremely charming alleys. Easy to get lost in, even easier to find!

      Alfama is one of the oldest districts of Lisbon and was founded by the Arabs who gave it the name "Al-hama", which means "source of warm waters, good waters". One does not live a genuine experience in Lisbon without getting lost among the alleys and charms of the neighborhood that is considered the heart of the city. As you walk along the narrow, narrow streets of Alfama, you will feel in a small village and witness conversations between neighbors, listen to the fado that echoes down the stairs and still see the Tagus in another dimension.

      Stop At: Casa dos Bicos-Museu de Lisboa, Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 10 R/C, Lisbon 1100-070 Portugal

      Also known as Casa de Bras de Albuquerque, Casa dos Bicos is one of the emblematic buildings of the Portuguese capital, not only for the curious name, but also for its originality, covered with diamond-tipped stone.

      The House of the Bicos presents, therefore, a very own architectural style, markedly inspired by the Italian Renaissance, with an irregular distribution of windows and doors, all of different sizes and formats.

      Inside is part of the archaeological remains discovered during the restoration work, including four Roman salting tanks, part of the Moura Fence, part of a medieval tower and a section of mudéjar pavement.

      Today it is the home of the José Saramago Foundation, which aims to promote the literary work of the writer. José Saramago received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998, and died on June 18, 2010.

      Duration: 15 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Rua do Chão da Feira, 1100-509 Lisboa, Portugal
      Return Detail :
      Largo da Sé, 1100-401 Lisboa, Portugal
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Explore Latitudes

    Activity ID: V-147687P2

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