Recent Searches
Clear

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Baixa District (Lower Town) Tours

star-3
2 Reviews
Baixa District (Lower Town)
Lisbon’s most lively neighborhood, Baixa District (Lower Town) lies in the sweet, central spot between Alfama and Bairro Alto. The buzzing district is packed with stores, restaurants, hotels, and bars, and is home to the city’s most symbolic streets and squares. Built after the 1755 earthquake, Baixa showcases “Modern Lisbon’s” neoclassical architecture.
 
The Basics
A trip to Lisbon is not complete without a visit to the downtown Baixa neighborhood. Many of the city’s top attractions—such as St. George’s Castle (Castelo de São Jorge), Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio), the Santa Justa Lift (Elevador de Santa Justa), and Avenida da Liberdade—are located in this teeming area.

City tours typically include visits to this historic area and discuss the significance of it and its key sights. For a deeper dive into Lisbon’s history and culture, book a private tour of the city and visit Baixa, Belem, and other districts.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Baixa District (Lower Town) is a must for all visitors to Lisbon due to its central location and many don’t-miss attractions.
  • The streets are cobblestoned and uneven, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Visit the Lisboa Story Centre, located in Commerce Square, for tourist information.

How to Get There
Baixa District (Lower Town) is the heart of downtown Lisbon. Take any number of trams or buses into Commerce Square and simply wander around the streets of Baixa. Alternatively, take the metro to Rossio or Baixa-Chiado station and stroll down to the district.

When to Get There
Baixa and Lisbon are crowded and hot during the summer months of June, July, and August. Plan to arrive in the shoulder seasons, when there are fewer people and pleasant weather.

A Mix of Old and New
After being completely destroyed by the Great Earthquake of 1755, Baixa District (Lower Town) underwent a complete overhaul by Marquis of Pombal. The area was dubbed “Modern Lisbon” because of its neoclassical buildings, pedestrian streets and squares, art deco stores, and vintage electric trams. Though it is not considered modern anymore, the district has been well preserved, and newer construction stays in keeping with existing architecture for a uniform, beautiful look.
Address: Lisbon, Central Portugal, Portugal
Admission: Varies
Read More

30 Tours and Activities to Experience Baixa District (Lower Town)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Private City Tour: Highlights of Lisbon

Private City Tour: Highlights of Lisbon

star-5
68
In Lisbon, monuments and museums abound. On this private tour, see the best that Portugal’s capital has to offer and listen to history-rich commentary from a personal guide. Travel between landmarks with ease in an air-conditioned vehicle and explore historic neighborhoods such as Chiado, Alfama, Baixa, and Belem on foot. Choose from morning or afternoon departure and enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off at your Lisbon hotel, cruise terminal, or airport.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$127.82
Price varies by group size
From
$127.82
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Lisbon with official tour guide

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Lisbon with official tour guide

star-5
1
This private walking tour of Lisbon offers an incredible value. Get the personalized attention of a private guide—without forking over the extra expense—and enjoy city sightseeing your way. Make your way through the Baixa district, to viewpoints of the Tagus River, and to historical landmarks, all while learning about the city from your guide as you go.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$147.33
Price varies by group size
From
$147.33
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Lisbon Full Day Small-Group Tour: The Most Complete Lisbon City Tour

Lisbon Full Day Small-Group Tour: The Most Complete Lisbon City Tour

star-4.5
92
Get a comprehensive overview of Lisbon's important landmarks during this small-group sightseeing tour. Go back in time to medieval Lisbon with visits to St. George's Castle and Se Cathedral with your local guide. Continue to the age of discovery, stopping at the Monument of the Discoveries, Jerónimo's Monastery, and the Belém Tower. Get spectacular views over the city from several lookout points. End your tour by getting to know Lisbon's modern face.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$67.53
From
$67.53
Taking safety measures

Lisbon 2-Hour Private Segway Cultural Tour with Local Guide

Lisbon 2-Hour Private Segway Cultural Tour with Local Guide

star-5
10
Zip through Lisbon's hilly streets on a private Segway tour of the city that lets you explore from street level without breaking a sweat. You'll get a great orientation to the city by gliding from place to place with a local guide, passing top landmarks and colorful neighborhoods, from the traditional atmosphere of Baixa to trendy Avenida de Liberdade. Take advantage of your time with a local to chat about Lisbon culture, picking up tips on where to eat, drink, and explore in the city.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$87.47
From
$87.47
Taking safety measures

3 Days Private Tour In Lisbon

3 Days Private Tour In Lisbon

star-5
3
Lisbon is home to a plethora of impressive landmarks, but shortlisting the best to see in three days can be a challenge. Put away the guidebook and let someone else do the hard work, by going on a private tour that covers the best things to see in and around Lisbon. Visit St. George’s Castle, Alfama, Baixa, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Sintra, Cascais, Estoril coastline, and much more on this action-packed adventure.
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$630.70
Price varies by group size
From
$630.70
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Tuk Tour Histórico 1h30

Tuk Tour Histórico 1h30

Unforgettable tour in an eletrical TukTuk through the city of Lisbon, visiting the oldest part of the city. You will visit the Lisbon Cathedral, the best viewpoints, Alfama neighborhood and downtown neighborhood. A walk in the old Alfama neighbourhood will make you feel like you are not in Lisbon anymore. You will know the history of Lisbon, the churches and monuments, and the amazing small streets of Lisbon. And always with lots of laughs and smiles. The joyfull way to visit and know Lisbon!!!
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$122.78
per group
From
$122.78
per group
Taking safety measures

7 Days Private Tour In Portugal from Lisbon

7 Days Private Tour In Portugal from Lisbon

star-5
5
Getting around Portugal’s rural highlights can be tricky if relying on public transport. Avoid the hassle, and travel between sites in a stress-free way, by opting for a private tour. Travel with ease in a comfortable private vehicle, and tick off many scenic Portuguese highlights over a week, including Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Fatima, Coimbra, Porto, Douro Valley, Nazare, Obidos, Evora and more.
More
  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$1,596.08
Price varies by group size
From
$1,596.08
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Jewish Lisbon Private full day Tour

Jewish Lisbon Private full day Tour

star-5
10
Get a closer look at Portugal’s Jewish history during this full-day tour through Lisbon. Discover the long history of the Jewish people in Lisbon from your guide as you walk through ancient Alfama, the Old Jewry, and the New Jewry. Visit a number of memorials and important Jewish locations such as the first Lisbon synagogue, Shaaré Tikvá, and Largo de São Domingos.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$209.39
Price varies by group size
From
$209.39
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Food And Culture Walking Tour Of Old Lisbon

Food And Culture Walking Tour Of Old Lisbon

All of my off the beaten track secrets tours are guided by me as a passionate local, not simply as a tour guide, but a lover of my field who can engage with my guests on a deeper level than might usually be expected. My knowledge, my local contacts, and experience in my area makes the experience of these tours simply unforgettable, if a little different in focus to what might usually be expected. So forget waiting in line and mingling with the masses – it’s time to experience Portugal and Lisbon like one of the cool and discerning Portuguese who stay away from crowds and from ...tourists. I will pick you up at our previously arranged site and we will head to a typical neighborhood of Lisbon and we will start a nice stroll through a few interesting sites about which I will fill you in with a lot of history and details that only a local can know. Come with me and I promise you will have a safe, fun, relaxed, and quality local experience.
More
  • 4 hours
From
$161.46
Price varies by group size
From
$161.46
Price varies by group size

The Essence of the City - Lisbon Compact

The Essence of the City - Lisbon Compact

star-5
3
Explore Lisbon on a private, half-day shore excursion in Portugal’s capital city. In a private vehicle, you’ll visit Lisbon Cathedral (Se de Lisboa) and take in panoramic city vistas from Miradouro da Graça. Discover Lisbon’s medieval heritage in the Alfama district; check out grand monuments such as the Monastery of St. Jerome in Belém; and travel around the famous Marques de Pombal roundabout.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$100.50
Price varies by group size
From
$100.50
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

5 Days Private Tour In Portugal from Lisbon

5 Days Private Tour In Portugal from Lisbon

star-5
4
Save hours researching places to visit in Portugal and enjoy a comprehensive 5-day tour where a full itinerary is planned out for you. Conveniently, round-trip private transport is included, so there’s no need to go on busy public transport. As it's a private tour, the itinerary can be adjusted based on your needs. A sample itinerary includes Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Fatima, Coimbra, Porto, and Douro Valley.
More
  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$1,387.53
Price varies by group size
From
$1,387.53
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Lisbon's Tour with your Family: Favorites and Hidden Gems

Private Lisbon's Tour with your Family: Favorites and Hidden Gems

star-5
8
This private Lisbon tour is tailored to the needs of families with children and promises to keep kids entertained with a varied programme of sightseeing. Rather than following a set itinerary, you’ll have the freedom to tweak your schedule according to your interests. Plus, exploring with a guide means that you’ll visit family-friendly attractions that you may not have found on your own.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$58.93
Price varies by group size
From
$58.93
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours 3-Hour Walking Tour

Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours 3-Hour Walking Tour

star-5
24
Explore the historical neighborhoods of Alfama and São Jorge on a 3-hour walking tour of Lisbon. As you stroll the charming streets with a guide, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Tagus River and marvel at the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral. Learn about the birth of traditional ‘fado’ music and discover Lisbon’s secret Jewish Quarter as you listen to illuminating commentary. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$34.38
From
$34.38

Lisbon bike and SUP Tour

Lisbon bike and SUP Tour

star-5
2
Get active in Lisbon with this combo tour that includes an electric bike ride and stand-up paddleboarding experience (aka bike and SUP). From the city center, bike through town to the riverfront, where you’ll cross the Tagus by ferry to reach the beach. Swap your bike for a paddleboard to explore the Atlantic waters off the shore. SUP instructions are provided if you need them.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$83.49
From
$83.49

Lisbon Small-Group Walking Tour

Lisbon Small-Group Walking Tour

star-5
3
Explore three of Lisbon’s most fascinating neighborhoods on a half-day, small-group walking tour. You’ll admire museums, theaters and pastel-colored buildings in Chiada; see elegant mansions and monumental squares such as Praça do Comércio in the Baixa district; and delve into Lisbon’s ancient history in the Alfama district. See, too, the medieval Castle of São Jorge and admire panoramic city vistas from the Miradouro de Santa Luzia. Throughout this small-group tour — limited to 10 people — you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$24.22
From
$24.22
Taking safety measures

Discover Lisbon with a Professional Photographer and have the best photos of your life

Discover Lisbon with a Professional Photographer and have the best photos of your life

Hello! How about getting to know Lisbon and having every discovery eternalized in professional photos? My name is Carol Ventriglia, I'm a professional photographer and I can show you Lisbon like nobody else! The meeting point is in the center of the city and for 1 hour we will walk together, I will show you the most charming streets to have excellent photos, and we will also see the most famous points of the city The photoshoot can be a family photo shoot, couple, wedding request, model, trash the dress ... At the end of the photoshoot we will taste one of the famous Portuguese sweets and so I will give you tips of the best bars and restaurants, which place has the best view to see the sunset and which are the most cheerful bars of the city. Unforgettable memory! * For special requests let me know to adapt the route *
More
  • 1 hour
From
$86.97
From
$86.97

Lisbon City Tour 2 hours (Máx 6 pax)

Lisbon City Tour 2 hours (Máx 6 pax)

star-5
1
Um tour inesquecível pela cidade de Lisboa, num TukTuk elétrico, pelas ruas estreitas da cidade, e pelas colinas. Ficará a conhecer a história de Lisboa e os principais monumentos e igrejas. Com paragem também nos principais miradouros para admirar esta magnífica cidade. Um passeio a pé pelo bairro antigo de Alfama vai fazer com que pareça que já não está em Lisboa. E sempre com muitas risadas e alegria!!! A forma divertida de conhecer a cidade de Lisboa!!! Unforgettable tour in an eletrical TukTuk through the city of Lisbon and it's narrow streets and hills. You will know the history of Lisbon and the main and monuments. Stopping also in the main viewpoints to admire this wonderfull city. A walk in the old Alfama neighbourhood will make you feel like you are not in Lisbon anymore. And always with lots of laughs and smiles. The joyfull way to visit and know Lisbon!!!
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$147.33
per group
From
$147.33
per group
Taking safety measures

Private City Tour Lisbon Fundamental

Private City Tour Lisbon Fundamental

star-5
1
We visit fantastic vantage points, important squares and walk through narrow streets that bring us closer to the traditional Portuguese life. Admire the mixture of different cultures, the famous, colorful tiles on the houses, imposing churches and especially the picturesque views. Fall in love with this city the way I fell in love with it! Enjoy something traditional and get valuable tips for your next stay.
More
  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$269.10
per group
From
$269.10
per group
Taking safety measures

8 days traveling in Portugal - Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon

8 days traveling in Portugal - Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon

This is a script created with all the rigor and knowledge, of this our Portugal. So that you feel relaxed and comfortable while traveling through our cultural, landscape and gastronomic heritage. Always with the presence of our drivers who accompany our customers giving the best restaurant tips and all the historical information of the places.
More
  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$4,911.02
per group
From
$4,911.02
per group

Private Tour for small groups of 7 Days in Portugal from Lisbon

Private Tour for small groups of 7 Days in Portugal from Lisbon

star-5
1
Sete Dias Private Tour in Portugal of Lisbon the perfect itinerary for those who want to visit the North and center of Portugal in a comfortable, flexible but professional way, with tastings of local products, And all this without having to change many times of hotel, because in this itinerary the nights will be in Lisbon or in Porto, visiting some cities in the trips between these two cities.
More
  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$1,715.50
Price varies by group size
From
$1,715.50
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Lisbon VR Experience

Lisbon VR Experience

Join us on a 3-hour small group walking tour with an immersive time-travel experience. On our special Virtual Reality Tour, you will not just imagine what Lisbon was like before the 1755 earthquake, you will see it with your own eyes! You will begin your tour with one of our expert guides in front of the Statue to Luís de Camões and proceed to the Ruined Carmo Convent, one of the greatest reminders of the disaster that destroyed the city. Then stroll the streets of historical Lisbon, stopping at important locations, like Rossio Square and Praça do Comércio. Along each of the major stops, you will experience what they were like in the past thanks to the use of VR technology. Besides the use of our Virtual Reality headsets, detailed illustrations and expert commentary will also be provided to help bring life into History and paint a picture of Lisbon in the past. You will also receive a general introduction to Lisbon Tour and learn how the city rebuilt itself after the destruction.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$47.10
From
$47.10
Taking safety measures

Learn our beautiful Portuguese Language in Lisbon!

Learn our beautiful Portuguese Language in Lisbon!

star-5
1
We are three experienced Portuguese Language teachers who are passionate about sharing our wonderful language and culture with everyone! We've been teaching Portuguese to foreigners and non-speakers for more than five years, and meeting new interesting and motivated students is what moves us! Our favourite place in the world is our classroom and we would be glad to share our love for Portuguese Culture with you. We provide a customed, true and caring unforgettable experience that will enrich your understanding about Portugal, Lisbon, Portuguese People and Culture.
More
  • 10 days
From
$566.66
From
$566.66

Two Days Private Tour in Lisbon

Two Days Private Tour in Lisbon

Two days to discover the best of Lisbon and its surrounding cities, come and visit Lisbon in a private and tailor-made way. Day One Lisbon and Sintra, from ancient Lisbon, to Romantic Sintra, to cosmopolitan Cascais, we will take you on unforgettable journey of fairy tale palaces, luxurious landscapes, white sandy beaches… In day two Fatima Batalha Nazare and Obidos perfect for those who wish to have a very diversified day trip, with religious tourism ( Fatima Shrine ), one the most beautiful Portuguese Monasteries, the Nazare fishing village ( know as the Meca of the gigantic waves ) and the Obidos medieval village.
More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$439.68
Price varies by group size
From
$439.68
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Tour Lisbon - 1 Day

Tour Lisbon - 1 Day

If you’re visiting Lisbon for the first time, get your bearings in Portugal’s capital city with ease on a private tour that reveals parts of Lisbon that most first-time visitors miss out on. Rather than navigating an unfamiliar city alone, you’ll follow a guide around the city and benefit from the inside scoop on local culture and history.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$135.05
From
$135.05

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Baixa District (Lower Town)?