Prazeres Cemetery

The oldest cemetery of Lisbon

Statuary, architecture, decorative arts, symbology and natural heritage, these are the main themes of our approach to Cemitério dos Prazeres, without forgetting the great personalities of history and culture that are buried there and the historical context in which they lived.

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Opened in the middle of the 19th century, at the height of romantic aesthetics in Portugal, the cemetery of Prazeres, has a “primitive” nuclei of funerary monuments typical of that period, namely obelisks, urns and vases. Subsequently, there are “chapel deposits”, and examples of Art Nouveau and Deco architecture with different volumes, from simple to monumental, without forgetting the examples of the “soft Portuguese” of “houses” and “churches” with eaves. And then there is a whole symbology, coming from mythology, Christianity, Freemasonry, and the professional classes. The personalities that rest there allow an evocation of history since the Civil War, from Liberalism to the present day.

The route is entirely done on foot.

If you choose a full day, you can also visit the English cemetery and / or the German cemetery subject to their opening hours.

On the way between the cemeteries we can see the courtyards, the stained glass windows of the Church of Santo Condestável, the sky of the Church of Santa Isabel, interesting examples of urban rehabilitation, the typical cafes and have a true neighborhood experience.


StartFinishTotal Time
Half a day tours9 a.m.1 p.m.4 hours
Half a day tours2 p.m.6 p.m.4 hours
Full day tours9 a.m.4 p.m.7 hours

Meeting and Ending Point: “Parada dos Prazeres” final station of tram No. 28. (coord) 38.714250° -9.169632°

Services included: 

Half Day: Specialized guide, insurance (accidents and civil liability)

Full Day: Specialized guide, insurance (accidents and civil liability) and lunch at Mercado de Campo de Ourique (tapas).

Not included: Transport before or after the tour, any goods bought during the visit.

Price per person*:

Number of people Half dayFull day
720€ 40€

*VAT included. Free for children under 10 .

Important Notes:

> Wear comfortable shoes and clothing during the walking tour.

> This activity is not accessible for disabled people/people with special needs. (Please make a special request and we will try to accommodate your needs)

> Tour difficulty: Medium. Please beware that Lisbon is a city of hills, where some physical fitness is needed.

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Book your tour, make a special request and ask for information by email below.


Rua Manuel Assunção Mestre, nº 22 7780-199 Castro Verde

Lisbon Office

Rua Marcelino Mesquita, Nº 11 Loja 4 Escritório 1. 2795-134 Linda-a-Velha

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Ricardo Silva – +351 965657289
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