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[{"address":"Belém Tower","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.69241946952794,"longitude":-9.215882249999993},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Belém Tower, Lisbon, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Faaa.jpg?alt=media&token=46c91ae5-dcf3-442f-b6dc-597b83dc55cb"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Belém Tower, one of the most iconic landmarks in Lisbon. It's towering structure and impressive architecture make it hard to miss! I bet you didn't know that it was built all the way back in the 16th century to defend the city from invaders. As you look up, you might notice the intricate details that make this tower so unique compared to other structures in Lisbon.\n\nAs a famous person once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Belém Tower is the symbol of Portugal's Age of Discovery.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"This tower has seen it all, from the brave explorers departing to chart uncharted territories to the sailors returning home. It is both a reminder of Portugal's past and its future, standing the test of time."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Faa.jpg?alt=media&token=9b494a2f-4806-482f-bfc0-adac2e81c452"},{"type":"text","content":"As we look around, you might notice the beautiful views of the Tagus river. Take a moment to appreciate the gentle breeze and breath-taking view. It's no surprise that many travelers come to Lisbon just to see this world-famous fortification, and we are lucky enough to be standing right in front of it.\n\nAs your local guide, I want to invite you to take your time exploring every corner of this remarkable stop. There is a lot to absorb at this stop, and I don't want you to miss a thing! Maybe you will notice the stonework or the details carved into the stone. Or try to imagine the sailors arriving after long voyages and seeing Belém Tower in the distance.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Fa.jpg?alt=media&token=94fecf8a-43e9-4501-9984-4c8f6c87ccb8"},{"type":"text","content":"Belém Tower is just one of many stops on our tour of hidden gems and highlights of Lisbon. Some of the stops are off the beaten path, so make sure to stay engaged and adventurous. If you're ready to move on, let's head to the next location and continue exploring this vibrant city!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours :\nFriday 10 am–5:30 pm\nSaturday 10 am–5:30 pm\nSunday 10 am–5:30 pm\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 10 am–5:30 pm Wednesday 10 am–5:30 pm Thursday 10 am–5:30 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel%C3%A9m_Tower"}]},{"address":"Jerónimos Monastery","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.69715411518018,"longitude":-9.206925350000004},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Fbbb.jpg?alt=media&token=41c8f743-2e86-4f44-b1da-8a5fa318fdf4"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Jerónimos Monastery! Are you ready to explore one of Lisbon's most unique landmarks? Let me take you on a journey through the rich history and unique features of this magnificent structure.\n\nAs you gaze upon the intricate architecture of the monastery, have you ever wondered what it's like to stand in the footsteps of history? This is the site where explorers, such as Vasco da Gama, would start their journeys to discover the world. The monastery was also home to the Order of Saint Jerome, who were devoted to prayer and meditation.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Fbb.jpg?alt=media&token=c41fa733-5ea5-42dd-a643-8f010513c35c"},{"type":"text","content":"As the famous Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"In every street, in every face, in every wall, there is a story to be told.\" The Jerónimos Monastery is no exception! It is truly a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Lisbon. I once heard someone describe it as \"a sanctuary where time stands still.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"In front of us, you will see the intricate and awe-inspiring Gothic and Manueline architectural style. Not only is the design breathtaking, but the location also offers stunning views of the Tagus River. This location was chosen specifically to commemorate Vasco da Gama's return from his voyage to India in 1498.\n\nThe unique features of this stop include the picturesque cloisters and the tombs of famous Portuguese individuals, such as Vasco da Gama and Luis de Camões. You'll be amazed by the intricate details and centuries-old stone masonry.\n\nAs you explore, listen carefully for the distant sounds of the Fado music, a distinct traditional music of Portugal. It's no surprise that music is such a prominent part of Portuguese culture as the country has a rich history of exploration and trade with countries from all over the world.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Fb.jpg?alt=media&token=e9b1b509-42f8-4a7e-ad21-8a54112b4e89"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, it's time for you to immerse yourself in the beauty and history of this amazing landmark! Take your time looking around and exploring all that the Jerónimos Monastery has to offer. When you're ready, let's move on to the next stop on our 22 Explore the Hidden Gems & Highlights of Lisbon, Portugal in a day tour."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 9:30 am–6 pm\nSaturday 9:30 am–6 pm\nSunday 9:30 am–6 pm\nMonday 9:30 am–6 pm\nTuesday 9:30 am–6 pm Wednesday 9:30 am–6 pm Thursday 9:30 am–6 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer%C3%B3nimos_Monastery"}]},{"address":"Basílica da Estrela","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.71341531272863,"longitude":-9.160796749999992},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Sacred Serenity in Lisbon!**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=f1696af4-7424-4b73-b869-ac10fb72435f"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Basílica da Estrela, one of Lisbon's most beautiful landmarks. Did you know that it was built in the 18th century as a thank you to the Virgin Mary for saving Portugal from an earthquake?\n\nAs the famous literary figure, José Saramago, once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"A fantastic and beautiful church in the heart of Lisbon, dedicated to the star.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"The Basílica da Estrela is truly a sight to behold."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=ee41b48e-8b6c-4239-9cc2-af5f01e5df2e"},{"type":"text","content":"As your local guide, I want to encourage you to take your time and explore the stunning architecture and intricate details of the basilica. The stunning white facade and the uniquely shaped domes are truly a feast for the eyes.\n\nHowever, what makes this stop truly special is the hidden gems within. Inside, you'll find a stunning chapel dedicated to St Joseph with intricate wood carvings and beautiful mosaics that are not to be missed.\n\nAs we explore the Basílica da Estrela, I'd also like to invite you to share your thoughts and experiences with me. Have you visited any other famous landmarks on your travels? Perhaps you have a favourite hidden gem in your own city that you love to share with others?\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=f4494e73-11d0-4800-ab7f-53da461bdae8"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this stunning landmark, and when you're ready, let's move on to our next stop and discover more of the hidden gems and highlights of Lisbon together."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 10:30 am–7:30 pm\nSaturday 10:30 am–7:30 pm\nSunday 10:30 am–7:30 pm\nMonday 10:30 am–7:30 pm\nTuesday 10:30 am–7:30 pm\nWednesday 10:30 am–7:30 pm\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\n10:30 am–7:30 pm Hours might differ\nFree Entry"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estrela_Basilica"}]},{"address":"Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.71524876272947,"longitude":-9.14483469999999},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Tranquil Haven with Views!**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=6e9a88ae-7ac1-413e-ab25-3b3a2769cac7"},{"type":"text","content":"Hello and welcome to the Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara! Did you know that this stop was once a convent constructed in the 17th century? I bet you didn't know that this convent was turned into a school in the 19th century, and then later transformed into a museum and cultural center in the 20th century.\n\nAs a female guide who loves culture and history, I find this stop to be a hidden gem of Lisbon. The convent's exterior architecture alone is a breathtaking work of art, but the surrounding gardens and panoramic view of the city from the terrace will leave you speechless. As a matter of fact, as a famous Portuguese writer once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"From here, the gaze is vast and the city itself seems to have no end.\"**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=668e28ea-3160-4f96-b655-ba0eba29308f"},{"type":"text","content":"As you look around, you'll see the baroque-style arches, deep blue fountains, and lush greenery. And take a deep breath, can you smell the crisp and sweet aroma of the blooming flowers? Not to mention, the terrace also offers a great opportunity for that perfect Instagram-worthy shot.\n\nAs a self-guided tour, I encourage you to take your time and explore this charming and tranquil location. Take a seat on one of the benches and journal, read a book, or even enjoy a delicious picnic. And if you're feeling adventurous, head over to the nearby viewpoint of Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara for even more stunning views of the city.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F222.jpg?alt=media&token=c007d34c-106c-4e94-be56-1a04d88cde7d"},{"type":"text","content":"I guarantee you won't be disappointed with this stop on our walking tour of Lisbon. Are you ready to move on? Take your time and let me know when you're ready to continue our journey."},{"type":"text","content":"It opens every day (only in the afternoon on Mondays)\n\nFree Entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convent_of_S%C3%A3o_Pedro_de_Alc%C3%A2ntara"}]},{"address":"Praça do Comércio","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.707546262725955,"longitude":-9.136458449999981},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Fddd.jpg?alt=media&token=f9cb4348-897b-474c-a1e0-e919e493d4ae"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the stunning Praça do Comércio. In front of us is one of the largest squares in Europe, which was once the heart of the Portuguese Empire. This is where members of royalty greeted their armies returning from conquest overseas, and where traders from around the world came to trade. Can you believe that this elegant square was rebuilt after suffering from a massive earthquake that destroyed much of Lisbon back in 1755?\n\nAs the famous Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"To be modern is to have forgotten the past.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"But here at Praça do Comércio, we get to immerse ourselves in the rich history of Portugal that dates back to the 15th century. It’s incredible to stand in the footsteps of Portuguese explorers who discovered new worlds and altered the course of history.\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Fdd.JPG?alt=media&token=d102394f-e5cf-41dd-9bb3-295dbb6ac7ae"},{"type":"text","content":"\nLook around and soak up the atmosphere. The impressive yellow-colored buildings that envelope the square were built under King Joseph I, who was inspired by the buildings in Rome and Venice, and want to make Lisbon just as impressive. If you take a closer look at the statue in the squares, you will find it is of King Joseph I, getting ready to explore the world!\n\nDid you know that there is a secret passageway deep within the surrounding walls? It is rumored that the King would take this secret passage to a secret bar situated underneath the square to have a beer or two after a long day of work. How cool is that?\n\nThis is a perfect chance for you to take some Instagram-worthy photos, so make sure to take time and capture all the beauty surrounding you. You are now at the heart of Portuguese history, and we can only imagine all the stories these walls might tell.\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Fd.jpg?alt=media&token=576bd742-1b2c-4ce4-8a11-488ce293c2bc"},{"type":"text","content":"\nOkay, if you are done taking in all the beauty of Praça do Comércio, let's move on and embrace the rest of the hidden gems that Lisbon has to offer. Don't forget to share your experience with me if you happen to come across some cool info that I may not know!\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday Open 24 hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours\nMonday Open 24 hours\nTuesday Open 24 hours Wednesday Open 24 hours Thursday Open 24 hours"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pra%C3%A7a_do_Com%C3%A9rcio"}]},{"address":"Livraria Simao","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.71275856272834,"longitude":-9.136118499999991},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Literary Escape in Lisbon!**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=bc0230f4-e637-4248-b17b-2b5a4c00533f"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, travelers, to the beautiful Livraria Simao. Did you know that this bookstore has been a landmark of Lisbon for over 100 years? As an avid reader myself, this place holds a special place in my heart. I bet you didn't know that this bookstore has a secret room hidden behind a bookshelf. Its history is ingrained in the walls, and you can feel it as soon as you walk in.\n\nAs J.K. Rowling once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that's exactly what you can expect from Livraria Simao. From the old wooden shelves to the smell of new books, this place is a haven for book lovers and history buffs alike. In fact, I once spent an entire afternoon here buried in a book and lost track of time."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=9b9689d2-c8be-4e6c-9fc3-85acbd8ff4f2"},{"type":"text","content":"As you look around, take in the unique architecture and the intricate details of the moldings and ceilings. This stop is a perfect example of the stunning architecture found throughout Lisbon. It's a hidden gem that many tourists don't know about, so I feel honored to show it to you today. Take your time here, find a cozy corner to relax in, and get lost in a book.\n\nIf you have time, I would highly recommend checking out the in-store café. It's the perfect spot to grab a coffee and read your latest purchase. Plus, they serve some of the best traditional Portuguese pastries in the city. It's a win-win!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F333.jpg?alt=media&token=0602a36f-3537-4476-a141-01369580e15c"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready to move on, head on over to the next stop on our tour. But don't worry, we've got plenty more hidden gems in store for you. Let's keep exploring Lisbon's rich culture and history together."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 8 am–1 pm, 3–7 pm\nSaturday 8 am–1 pm\nSunday Closed\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 8 am–1 pm, 3–7 pm\nWednesday 8 am–1 pm, 3–7 pm\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\n8 am–1 pm, 3–7 pm\nHours might differ"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livraria"}]},{"address":"Castelo de S. Jorge","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.713195264261394,"longitude":-9.133242200000016},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Castelo de S. Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Fccc.jpg?alt=media&token=d0f4a01c-34c8-4ca1-a6dc-b9d5c4f011f5"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, my dear visitors, to the captivating and historically rich Castelo de S. Jorge. In front of us is a beautifully preserved medieval castle that dates back to the 11th century and is one of the most iconic landmarks in Lisbon.\n\nDid you know that this castle has played an essential role in shaping Portugal's history and culture? Throughout the centuries, it was occupied by different civilizations, from the Islamic to Christian kingdoms. It's fascinating to stand in the footsteps of history and marvel at the architecture that has withstood the test of time.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Fcc.jpg?alt=media&token=834c2edf-bd2c-49a9-8a8f-4fd001416eca"},{"type":"text","content":"As a famous person once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"the best way to predict the future is to study the past.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"So let's explore the hidden gems of Castelo de S. Jorge and discover unique stories that only locals know.\n\nWalking through the ancient castle walls, I couldn't help but think of the time when it was a bustling medieval town. Can you imagine what life would be like here centuries ago? A fascinating fact is that significant events occurred in this mighty fortress, such as the royal marriages between Portugal and other European kingdoms.\n\nNow, if you're an architecture enthusiast, you're in for a treat. Take a moment to appreciate the intricate details of the castle's walls and imagine how they were built without modern tools.\n\nBut it's not just about the aesthetics. Castelo de S. Jorge has a lot more to offer. At the entrance, there's a display of objects found during the castle's excavation, including ceramics, coins, and even human remains. It's an excellent chance for history buffs to satisfy their curiosity about the past.\n\nYou may even spot peacocks roaming around, which is an enchanting sight. Since I'm a nature lover, this is one of my favorite features of this stop. They add a touch of charm to the surroundings. I once heard that they were brought here during the 19th century and have been living peacefully ever since.\n\nNow, pay attention, visitors, because I have a sweet discount to share with you. If you keep your castle ticket, you can receive a discount on the entrance of the Lisbon Cathedral, our next stop.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2Fc.jpg?alt=media&token=e32cdb12-c8fb-464f-b3be-c0df67e93775"},{"type":"text","content":"As a guide, I must point out that there is a lot to explore in this area. Take your time and move to the next stop when you feel ready. Enjoy the view of Lisbon's stunning skyline, wander through the castle's halls, and take a moment to appreciate the cultural significance of this unique and historic place."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 9 am–9 pm\nSaturday 9 am–9 pm\nSunday 9 am–9 pm\nMonday 9 am–9 pm\nTuesday 9 am–9 pm\nWednesday 9 am–9 pm Thursday 9 am–9 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://castelodesaojorge.pt/en/"}]},{"address":"Fado Museum","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.71116391272762,"longitude":-9.127663400000014},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Melodies of Portuguese Soul!**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F111.jpg?alt=media&token=ce61f7a3-600d-4e76-af6d-4c449a8c23f9"},{"type":"text","content":"Hey there, welcome to the Fado Museum! Have you ever wondered where the melancholic and soulful music of Portugal originated from? Well, grab a seat and listen up, because I'm Emmi, your local tour guide, and I'll be taking you through the fascinating history of Fado music.\n\nAs the famous Portuguese writer José Saramago once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Fado is not meant to be sung, it simply happens.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"This unique music style originated in the streets of Lisbon in the early 19th century and has since become an integral part of Portuguese culture. Fado songs are often about love, loss, and the struggles of life, and are typically sung by a solo performer accompanied by a guitar."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F1.jpg?alt=media&token=81ec2250-9da1-4329-a776-bb146f9a19f0"},{"type":"text","content":"In front of us lies the Fado Museum, dedicated to the history and culture of Fado music. Here, you'll get an insight into the instruments, the lyrical styles and the performers who’ve shaped the genre. Did you know that Fado was once frowned upon by the Portuguese elite as it was seen as being sung by prostitutes and criminals? It wasn't until the world-renowned Fado singer, Amália Rodrigues, brought the genre to the attention of the world that people truly began to appreciate its beauty.\n\nThe museum is full of interactive exhibits, leaving you with a fun and learning experience. You can listen to different styles of Fado music, try out the traditional instruments and even take part in a Fado sing-along - if you're brave enough!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=eabd3ea6-8fba-43e1-a3ab-017a9096bb20"},{"type":"text","content":"Okay, if you're done here, let's move on to the next stop - but make sure you take some time to soak up the rich history and marvel at the beauty of this musical journey. See you at the next stop!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 10 am–6 pm\nSaturday 10 am–6 pm\nSunday 10 am–6 pm\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 10 am–6 pm\nWednesday 10 am–6 pm\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\n10 am–6 pm\nHours might differ\n\nEntry Fee\nNormal Ticket: 5 €\nFrom 13 to 25 years old.: 2,50 €\nOver 65 years old: 4,30 €\nPeople with disabilities + free escort: 4,30 €\nLisbon Card holders: 4 €\nChildren with Lisboa Card: 2 €\nCarristour ticket holders: 3,50€\n\nFree Admission:\n· Children up to 12 years old;\n· Residents of the Municipality of Lisbon: From 13 to 23 and over 65 years old;\n· Other Lisbon residents: Sundays and holidays until 2 pm;\n· Working Tourism Professionals;\n· Accredited Researchers and Professors;\n· APOM e ICOM partners;\n· International Museum Day\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website ","content":"https://www.museudofado.pt/en/visit"}]},{"address":"Graça Viewpoint","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.71641251272999,"longitude":-9.131488349999985},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Panoramic Splendor in Lisbon!**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F444.jpg?alt=media&token=4b530760-ba58-4d30-97f6-74265576c66c"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Graça viewpoint, a spot that offers one of the best views of Lisbon. Are you ready to be amazed by the stunning beauty of the city?\n\nAs a local guide, I love to showcase my city's hidden gems, and this viewpoint is undoubtedly one of them. Have you ever wondered how the locals enjoy their day off? Well, this is it! Located on the hilltop of Graça, this viewpoint offers a beautiful panorama of the city's iconic hills, the Tagus river, and even the distant Castle of São Jorge.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=5e07e34c-a3d6-4c61-850a-4b93aad51bdb"},{"type":"text","content":"As a lover of history, let me tell you a fascinating fact that makes this viewpoint even more special. Just a few hundred meters away, the National Pantheon is located, a historic monument where many famous Portuguese personas, including presidents, poets, and fado singers, are buried. As a famous person once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"From this angle, the world looks different.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And indeed, this panoramic viewpoint preserves the vestiges of Portuguese history and culture, revealing much about the way people lived across the centuries.\n\nLooking around, you can see the winding narrow streets, red tile roofs, and charming façades of Alfama, Lisbon's oldest district. You can also see the beautiful dome of the Estrela Basilica and the modern skyline of Parque das Nações.\n\nIt's not just the views that make the Graça viewpoint special. This spot has a special place in my heart because it's where my grandfather would bring me when I was a kid, and we would look at the city from this exact same spot. Many of my fondest memories are associated with this place, and I hope it will become a special memory for you too.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F44.jpg?alt=media&token=63708dda-2cf3-49c0-8a42-db937cd691b5"},{"type":"text","content":"Before you move to the next stop, here's a challenge: can you guess how long the National Pantheon took to build? If you need some help, the answer is engraved on the plaque next to the entrance. Take some time to explore the hidden gems of this viewpoint and soak in the views. When you're ready, let's continue to the next stop on our exciting journey through the hidden gems and highlights of Lisbon!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 6 am–10 pm\nSaturday 6 am–10 pm\nSunday 6 am–10 pm\nMonday 6 am–10 pm\nTuesday 6 am–10 pm\nWednesday 6 am–10 pm\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\n6 am–10 pm\nHours might differ"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/1XupxRVtNm3uqmiS6"}]},{"address":"Jardim do Torel","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.71925961273129,"longitude":-9.140957450000009},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Hidden Gem with Views!**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=e44d3abd-9aaf-4c97-8f9c-835331548c46"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, my fellow adventurers, to Jardim do Torel! This beautiful park is not only a hidden gem, but it also offers one of the best views of Lisbon. Did you know that this park was once a private garden owned by the Count of Burnay? I bet you didn't know that!\n\nAs Portuguese poet and writer Fernando Pessoa once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Walking through Lisbon is not a leisurely or pleasant activity. It's a way of getting places.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that's exactly what we're doing today, exploring the hidden gems and highlights of Lisbon within a day. As your tour guide, Emmi, I want to make your Lisbon experience unforgettable!"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F77.jpg?alt=media&token=f8c704e5-60e4-4de8-ae6a-cdf094421476"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, let's focus on this stop, Jardim do Torel, where we can take a break from bustle of the city and relax in nature. Take your time to look around, feel the cool breeze, and hear the birds singing. This place is truly amazing, isn't it? You know, I always come to Jardim do Torel whenever I need a moment to escape the chaos.\n\nAs we walk around the park, keep an eye out for the little details that make Jardim do Torel special. The beautiful tiles along the benches and walls are a must-see! You might also want to walk around and appreciate the different colors and smells of the flowers. The park is also a great place for people watching, why not sit on one of the benches and just watch the locals go about their day?\n\nBefore we move on, let me remind you that this park is an ideal spot to take breathtaking photos of Lisbon. And who doesn't love a good view? Take your time and appreciate all the beauty that is Jardim do Torel before we move on to the next stop of our journey.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F777.jpg?alt=media&token=be1c089b-7eb6-41bd-8bdb-3fe85ace2ef7"},{"type":"text","content":"Alright folks, if you're ready, let's move on to the next stop. Remember to take your time and enjoy every moment. After all, \"it's not the destination, it's the journey.\""},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 6 am–8 pm\nSaturday 6 am–8 pm\nSunday 6 am–8 pm\nMonday 6 am–8 pm\nTuesday 6 am–8 pm\nWednesday 6 am–8 pm\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\n6 am–8 pm\nHours might diffe"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jardim_do_Torel"}]},{"address":"Cemitério do Alto de São João","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.72911826273578,"longitude":-9.122451150000005},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Enigmatic Beauty Amidst Graves!**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=1ad32678-2c4f-4fa6-9891-7c2408f19ef4"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Cemitério do Alto de São João! Did you know that this cemetery is one of the largest in Lisbon and is known for its impressive mausoleums and tombs? As we stand here today, let me take you on a journey through the history of this historic and unique site.\n\nI once heard someone describe this cemetery as a city of the dead. The tombs are so grand and elaborate that they seem like miniature cities. You can spend hours wandering through its expansive grounds and admiring the intricate architecture and design.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F55.jpg?alt=media&token=91ca1cca-c8b0-4331-bc75-b14eca3e56f0"},{"type":"text","content":"But this cemetery isn't just a beautiful display of art and design. It's also the final resting place of some of Portugal's most notable figures, such as writers and politicians. As we walk through the cemetery, I'll point out some of the most significant tombs and share their stories.\n\nOne thing that makes this cemetery so unique is the way that it intertwines with the city. You'll notice that some of the tombs are located right on the street, giving the cemetery a sense of continuity with the surrounding area.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F555.jpg?alt=media&token=3bbb5556-b003-4484-84a9-f0203aa4d850"},{"type":"text","content":"Take some time to wander through the maze of tombs and pay your respects to those who have come before us. Don't forget to take in the stunning views of Lisbon from the cemetery's elevated position."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F5555.jpg?alt=media&token=e65e56ba-13ba-4e09-9f7c-f554f9a5edc6"},{"type":"text","content":"As we move on to our next stop, keep your eyes peeled and your senses open. There's so much to see and experience in this wonderful city, and I'm excited to show you the best of it."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening HOurs:\nFriday 9 am–5 pm\nSaturday 9 am–5 pm\nSunday 9 am–5 pm\nMonday 9 am–5 pm\nTuesday 9 am–5 pm\nWednesday 9 am–5 pm\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\n9 am–5 pm\nHours might differ\n\nFree Entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alto_de_S%C3%A3o_Jo%C3%A3o_Cemetery"}]},{"address":"National Tile Museum","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":38.725010062733894,"longitude":-9.113662249999987},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Artistry in Glazed Tiles!**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F8.jpg?alt=media&token=7b58ecb8-05c3-44e5-8f5d-881f950b8c89"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the National Tile Museum, one of Lisbon's hidden gems! Did you know that Lisbon is known as the \"City of Tiles\" due to the abundant use of tiles, or azulejos, in its architecture? Here you will see the evolution of the art of tile making in Portugal, from the traditional blue-and-white azulejos to modern designs that push the boundaries of what is possible with ceramics.\n\nAs someone once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Tiles are the canvas of Lisbon.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And it's true! The breathtaking murals and patterns you see on the buildings around the city are more than just decoration - they are an expression of the city's history and culture."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F88.jpg?alt=media&token=74507a65-88ca-4b40-850d-5e42d801c95e"},{"type":"text","content":"As we stand here looking at the museum, I can't help but remember the time I stumbled across a hidden alleyway adorned with stunning tiles that most tourists miss. It's these hidden gems that make me love Lisbon so much. And this museum is no exception.\n\nInside, you will see how the Portuguese have perfected the art of tile making over the centuries. You'll be impressed by the intricate designs, the vibrant colors, and the fascinating history of each piece. So take your time to explore and appreciate the beauty of each tile. And if you're looking for a unique souvenir, the museum's gift shop offers a variety of handmade tiles and souvenirs that you won't find anywhere else.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FN4Kokz9v62pb4DB09XPv%2F888.jpg?alt=media&token=c8788c0c-5254-4d14-97d8-29a132df8055"},{"type":"text","content":"When you’re done here, be sure to take a stroll around the neighborhood and soak up the local atmosphere. Ok, if you're ready, let's continue on our journey to discover all the hidden gems and highlights Lisbon has to offer!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 10 am–12:30 pm, 2–5:30 pm\nSaturday 10 am–12:30 pm, 2–5:30 pm\nSunday 10 am–12:30 pm, 2–5:30 pm\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 10 am–12:30 pm, 2–5:30 pm\nWednesday 10 am–12:30 pm, 2–5:30 pm\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\n10 am–12:30 pm, 2–5:30 pm\nHours might differ\n\nFree Entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"http://www.museudoazulejo.pt/"}]}]
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