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The GIRA LISBOA besides the trips, can also offer more for our client friend.
So you can count on us to:
Our employees work in uniform and with identification
(birthdays, weddings, surprises etc)
Disclosure of your brand in our tuks tuks
Search in the most varied places like hotel and airport
WHAT WE OFFER
On a tour with GIRA LISBOA, you will find available drinkable water and a quick snack to make your trip.. and it is all on our own. At the end of your trip, you take home a souvenir to remember the good times in Lisbon, also on our account. So, make your reservation today and come to GIRA LISBOA with us.
SOME OF THE STORIES
ELEVATOR OF SANTA JUSTA:
Santa Justa Elevator, also referred to as Elevador do Carmo, is located in the city of Lisbon, in the district of the same name, in Portugal. It connects the street of the Gold and the Carmo street off the Carmo and is one of the most interesting monuments of the Baixa of Lisbon. The ticket office is located behind the tower, under the steps of Rua do Carmo. Passengers can hop on or off the elevator in two elegant wooden cabins with brass fittings.
SÉ DE LISBOA:
It is the seat of the Patriarchate of Lisbon and the Parish of Sé. Its construction began in the second half of the twelfth century, after the city was taken to the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques, and presents itself today as a mixture of architectural styles. It is classified as a National Monument since 1910.
BASILICA OF THE STAR:
The Basilica of the Star (or Royal Basilica and Convent of the Most Holy Heart of Jesus) is a Catholic temple and former convent of Carmelite nuns located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. This vast church, surmounted by a dome, rises on a hill in the west of the city, constituting one of its landmarks in the parish of Lapa.
SAO JORGE'S CASTLE:
The Castle of São Jorge is located in the parish of Santa Maria Maior (Castelo), in the city and municipality of Lisbon, in Portugal. The present name derives from the devotion of the castle to Saint George, patron saint of knights and crusaders, made by order of D. John I in the fourteenth century.
Over time the castle, as well as the various military structures of Lisbon, was being remodeled, to the point that in the first half of the twentieth century it was already in an advanced state of ruin. In the 1940s monumental works of reconstruction were undertaken, rising a great part of the walls and elevating many of the towers.
The Jeronimos Monastery or Monastery of Santa Maria de Belém is a former Portuguese monastery of the Order of St. Jerome built in the 16th century. It is located in the parish of Belém, in the city and municipality of Lisbon, near the estuary of the Tagus River.
A highlight of Manueline architecture, this Monastery is the most remarkable Portuguese monastic ensemble of its time and one of the main churches-hall in Europe, being classified as a National Monument since 1907 and a UNESCO World Heritage since 1983. On 7 July 2007 Was elected as one of the seven wonders of Portugal.
CHURCH OF SÃO ROQUE:
The Church of São Roque is a Catholic church in Lisbon, dedicated to São Roque and built at the end of the 16th century, with the collaboration of Afonso Álvares and Bartolomeu Álvares. He belonged to the Society of Jesus, being his first church in Portugal, and one of the first Jesuit churches in the world. It was the Company's main church in Portugal for more than 200 years, before the Jesuits were expelled from the country in the 18th century. The church of São Roque was one of the rare buildings in Lisbon to survive the relatively unscathed 1755 earthquake. Both the church and the auxiliary residence were ceded to the Holy House of Mercy of Lisbon, to replace its buildings and church destroyed in the earthquake. It continues to be part of Santa Casa nowadays.
When it was built in the 16th century, it was the first Jesuit church to be designed in the "church-auditorium" style, specifically for preaching.
It is a masterpiece of Italian art, unique in the world, consisting of mosaic paintings executed by Mattia Moretti, on Masucci cards, representing the Baptism of Christ, Pentecost and the Annunciation. Suspended from the vaulted, jasper-framed bronze coffered ceilings, one can admire a well-executed chandelier of Italian goldsmithing, framed by an admirable array of marble statues. It is supposed to have been the most expensive chapel in Europe at the time.
The façade, simple and austere, follows the canons then imposed by the Reformed Church. In contrast, the interior is enriched by gilded carving, paintings and azulejos and constituted an important museum of decorative arts mannerist and baroque. It has tiles from the 16th and 17th centuries, signed by Francisco de Matos.