Friday, 24 February 2017

Best Things to Do in Lisbon | Two Tours off the Beaten Track





Lisbon has numerous attractions and although most of them can be quite touristy, there are also some new small companies developing interesting activities and touring amazing places that are off the beaten track (even for locals!). That is the case of Lx Secret Places, that promises to take you on memorable tours to historic places in Lisbon. I did two tours with them and I can say they really hold to their promises!







SPLENDID PALÁCIO FOZ

Next Programed Tours - 18th March

Most visitors to Lisbon pass by the beautiful pink palace at Restauradores and many have surely entered the Tourism Office that stands in part of its ground floor. Only a few have visited the interiors, currently reserved to official functions and receptions. But is possible to visit the splendid rooms and to learn a lot about its history if you book a tour with Lx Secret Places. They will guide you to the Noble Spaces of Palácio Foz, from the sumptuous Staircase, to the cozy Hall of the Fireplace, the gleaming Noble Hall (of the Mirrors) and the unique Louis XVI, Panels and Dinner Rooms. The visit has a duration of 45 minutes and it can be held in English (for booking a non programed tour please visit the site).






MYSTERIOUS WINE ABBEY

Next Programed Tours - 18th March

In the basement of the palace lies the secular space of the old Abadia Vínica Restaurant. This mysterious place (unknown to most locals) is surrounded by secrets, full of stories and all covered with symbols. Private clubs, secret societies, groups of conspirators are the ingredients of the stories your guide will tell you in the scenic ambience of this underground place. The tour includes the visit to the Claustrum, to the Refeitorium, without forgetting to go through mysterious cells. This visit also has a duration of 45 minutes and it can be held in English (for booking a non programed tour please visit the site).








1 comment:

  1. Great tips to get "behind the scenes" in a wonderful city! I love seeing how "the other half" lived! LOL.

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