Walk along the Tagus
Walk along the Tagus
A walk along the Tagus can be one of the most relaxing things to do in Lisbon. Enjoy sunny days taking a walk!

The riverbank is one of the favourite places for Lisbon people to walk along the Tagus as soon as the comforting rays of the sun begin to appear. It is common practice to approach the river to walk, run, do gymnastics... Alone, accompanied or in a group, it is a scenario that we see every day.

And what motivates them to choose this place for their outdoor activities? The privileged and unobstructed view, the feeling of freedom, breathing the fresh air... Walking along the Tagus is also looking at the other shore, it is seeing the traffic flowing on the 25 de Abril bridge, it is stopping to have a drink in one of the many cafes and restaurants that can be found there. It is to create a connection with the river and revitalize yourself.

The Tagus is a great company. Whether for an afternoon, a weekend stroll, or for early risers, to watch the sunrise, the riverbank is dotted with various places of interest. We are going to share with you some that you should not miss.

Cais do Sodre
Between Terreiro do Paço and Alcântara is one of the gates of the Tagus, Cais do Sodré. Here you can move around one of the busiest areas of restaurants and bars in the city, highlighting Rua Cor de Rosa, so well known for the tone of the pavement.

Located in the Belém area, it is impossible to remain indifferent to MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, because of the architecture of the building. Its façade is made up of 15,000 three-dimensional tiles, which capture the incredible light so characteristic of Lisbon and create reflections that change according to the time of day and also according to the different times of the year.

The architectural project was designed to create a fusion between the structure and the landscape, allowing passers-by to walk above, below, and through it. Yes, you read that right, you can walk to the top of the museum, where you will find a viewing platform.
Friendly tip: MAAT's tile wall is a great place to take a souvenir photo!

Padrão dos Descobrimentos
This riverside sculpture commemorates the golden age of Portuguese discoveries. After all, this was the place from which the Portuguese caravels would set out to sail “through seas never before sailed”, as Camões wrote. It is a huge stone caravel, in which the figures of some main Portuguese navigators can be identified, such as Pedro Álvares Cabral, who discovered Brazil, Vasco da Gama, who discovered the maritime route to India, or Bartolomeu Dias, which doubled the Cape of Storms, renamed the Cape of Good Hope.

Belem's tower
Belém Tower, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the emblematic monuments of Lisbon and a symbol of the city. Historically associated with the Portuguese Discoveries, it is considered one of the main works of the Manueline style and was designed to be a bastion of Lisbon's maritime defense, a fortress that combines a high tower, reminiscent of the keep, and a bastion advanced, where the cannons were placed. The large lawn in front of Torre de Belém invites you to sit down, take a blanket, a book, prepare a picnic basket, and allow yourself to enjoy the tranquillity that is breathed there.

Boat trips
Since you're by the river, why not venture out and take a boat ride? There are specific tours to see the sunset, some are longer and go as far as Cascais, and that allows - when the weather is good, or for the bravest who are not afraid of the cold! -, have a bath, others with music in a more festive atmosphere.

Nations Park
In the eastern part of Lisbon, we find Parque das Nações. While here, in addition to being able to walk along the river, both towards the Vasco da Gama Bridge and Marvila, through the recent Ribeirinho Oriente Park, take the opportunity to visit the Lisbon Oceanarium, with more than 8,000 organisms and 500 species. And how about seeing the river 30 meters high? You can do it in the glass cabins of the cable car, in a short journey of about 10 minutes, but it will undoubtedly be a different experience.

When you are in Lisbon and want to take a walk along the Tagus, do not forget that staying comfortable is also important to recover strength from the walk. In the Chiado neighbourhood you will find the modern DreamChiado apartments, which will provide you with all the comforts.