Lisbon - Accessible Tour

Castelo de São Jorge
Place: Lisboa
Photo: João Paulo
Photo: João Paulo

Known as the ‘City of the Seven Hills’, Lisbon is increasingly becoming a more accessible city by removing architectural and uneven barriers. The introduction of new paving, ramps and appropriate signposting has created conditions facilitating the movement of people with difficulties in mobility, and made it possible for everyone to enjoy public spaces, enabling them to move around independently. 

We recommend three tours to get to know the most iconic areas independently: Belém, a massive area which was once the port from which ships and caravels left for the epic sea voyages of Discovery; take a walk from Bairro Alto to the Castelo de São Jorge (São Jorge Castle), the nerve centre of Lisbon where there is a lot of entertainment on offer; then, continue to the Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations), a modern space reclassified for the 1998 World Fair to celebrate the feats of the great Portuguese explorers of the 16th century

Lisboa-Ponte 25 de Abril
Photo: Ponte 25 de Abril - Lisboa © Turismo de Lisboa

To follow these tours, visit the links (above this text), where you will find information on each of them and maps which will help you during your visit. 

To move around between different areas, there is a network of public transport, guaranteeing connections in the area. In the city, Carris is a company that operates buses and trams, and has adapted vehicles, such as the Metro. However, not all its stations are accessible. In CP trains, in some of the connecting train stations, it is possible to move around independently, but in others you need to request assistance in advance. Taxi transport is an option you can consider as there are several taxi companies which have adapted vehicles. For more details on public transport in Lisbon, click on the link ‘Useful Information’. 

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