Have you ever thought about what lies beneath the pavement you walk on? If Lisbon “overground” has a lot to see, its underground is just as fascinating. Discover Lisbon as it was in ancient times as the magnificent Roman city of Olisipo.
What to Expect
The Roman presence in Lisbon lasted for 7 centuries and its influence can be seen in its culture: the Portuguese language, the Mediterranean diet, the roads, bridges and aqueducts. The truth is that the Romans were great engineers and you can confirm it by doing this tour through the district of Baixa, the heart of the city and the most commercial neighborhood. During the Roman period it was only the place where the factories were established, which produced the “tasty garum”, a sauce that was made with fish guts, fish eggs, salt and aromatic herbs, nhami.
But the center of the Roman city was the district of Alfama where you can find the forum, houses, shops, thermal baths, the Forum, the Apollo and Cibele Temples and the great Roman amphitheater not to be missed.
- Roman Fish factories Casa dos Bicos
- Roman theater
- Roman Circus
- Cibele Temple
- Roman Thermal complex Cássios
- Alfama neighbourhood