Cultural Route through the Centre of Lisbon
Cultural Route through the Centre of Lisbon
A lot of history to discover, a lot to visit in the centre of Lisbon. We have prepared for you a cultural itinerary through the centre of Lisbon.
Lisbon is a city with history and a lot of tradition, which tells pieces of the Portuguese cultural memory. The strong connection to maritime culture is one of the highlights, but there is much more recorded throughout the city. The centre of Lisbon, despite all its connection with the Pombaline period, has many secrets that deserve a careful visit.


Start with one of the most iconic buildings downtown. The most important theatre in the capital, it is also known for its neoclassical style, which derives from its construction in the 19th century. Here we can enjoy the most important plays and cultural events in the city, but there is much more to do, since there are guided tours of the dressing rooms and corridors during the day. Discover all the secrets and curiosities of the room, first of all the details of the façade, where there is a statue in honor of one of the most important Portuguese poets, Gil Vicente.


A piece of history that links Rua do Ouro with Largo do Carmo. This elevator is over 100 years old, in what is a neo-gothic tower built by Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard. This engineer was a disciple of Gustave Eiffel (the creator of the Parisian Eiffel Tower), hence we can identify some architectural similarities between both monuments. Enjoy the ride along the 45-metre-high elevator and when you reach the top, get ready: there is a viewpoint with panoramic views over the city of Lisbon.


They are characterized by being large areas, in an architectural inspiration that derives from the time of the Moorish influence in Portugal. The Commerce Square and the D. Pedro IV Square are part of the cultural itinerary of the centre of Lisbon not only for their beauty, but also for their history. The statues present at both points stand out, respectively in homage to D. José and D. Pedro IV. In the latter, contemplate one of the two fountains located in the square.


Another project that came about after the 1755 earthquake. It took almost 100 years to complete and is located in one of the busiest streets, in terms of commerce and movement, in the centre of Lisbon. The arch intends to honor the glory of the time of the Discoveries and therefore illustrious navigators such as Vasco da Gama, Marquês de Pombal, Viriato and Nuno Álvares Pereira. Recently, since 2013, it is possible to visit the arch, since it has become a viewpoint, from which it is possible to see iconic points of the city, such as the Tagus, Baixa and Commerce Street.


Knowing and visiting all these destinations on foot deserves a close stay, with quality and comfort. After these moments of cultural tourism in the centre of Lisbon, choose to stay at Rossio Apartments, located a few minutes from Chiado and Commerce Square. Come for a walk through the centre of Lisbon, soak up the city and make your reservation now, at the best price, at Rossio Apartments!