Head in the direction of the Belem Monumental area and stop at the Belem Tower, an elegant structure, built in the middle of the Tagus River. It was from here that Portuguese explorers were given a rousing send-off. The Monument to the Discoveries, erected in 1960 on the banks of the Tagus to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henrique the Navigator stands nearby. Continue to the Jeronimos Monastery, founded by King Manuel and designed by the architect Boytac is considered to be the jewel of Manueline art. Visit the church and cloisters of this imposing monastery. Next, your route takes you in the direction of Alfama, the oldest part of Lisbon, for a walk through its cobbled labyrinth of narrow twisting alleys, honeycombed with steps and archways. The houses, with their brilliant whitewashed or painted facades, are decorated with wrought iron balconies and panels of tiles. You may even have some leisure time to shop or take stroll at Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon's downtown.
Note: When visiting religious sites, please dress respectfully; no bare shoulders or shorts allowed. Free time depends on traffic conditions and the pace of the tour; we make sure all of the sites are visited. Only if the schedule allows it, you'll have leisure time. Visit to religious sites may be affected by special ceremonies that may happen without prior notice. Tour involves approximately one mile of walking on uneven ground and some steps.
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