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Alfama and Mouraria Free Tour: History vs Modern Facts (Lisbon)

Your Guru: Live History
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4.9
209 ratings
  • Lisbon
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 3 hours

About the Guru

Live History is a 100% Portuguese registered trademark and a licensed company by the tourism bureau of Portugal. Learn the history and legends of the old town most representative neighborhoods, told by real local guides (sometimes impersonating Portuguese historical figures), getting a truly personal and insightful view on Lisbon, walking through the city's narrow alleys ... More

Live History is a 100% Portuguese registered trademark and a licensed company by the tourism bureau of Portugal. Learn the history and legends of the old town most representative neighborhoods, told by real local guides (sometimes impersonating Portuguese historical figures), getting a truly personal and insightful view on Lisbon, walking through the city's narrow alleys up and downhill, lost in time on a genuine "back to the past" entertaining and informal guided tour where history, stories, and fun facts combine together. :) For the best tours in Lisbon, look for our white umbrellas at Praça Dom Pedro IV, also known as Rossio. ;) Live History - Live Lisbon

About the Tour

Cross the downtown of Lisbon, follow the old medieval walls, and enter Mouraria and Alfama, the oldest neighborhoods of the city that survived almost intact to the great earthquake of 1755, the birthplaces of Fado, where the true multicultural colours of Lisbon show up, ending at the Castle area or at the best sightseeing spot in Lisbon (Graça). On Tuesdays and Saturdays, we end at the famous flea market held on those days. :)
Learn the history and legends of the old town most representative neighborhoods, told by real local guides (sometimes impersonating Portuguese historical figures), getting a truly personal and insightful view on Lisbon, walking through the city's narrow alleys up and downhill, lost in time on a genuine "back to the past" tour. :) Along the way, we will be visiting points of interest in the historic center of the city on an entertaining and informal guided tour where history, stories, and fun facts combine together. 😊

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: at the center of Praça Dom Pedro IV, also known as Rossio, our team is easy to identify wearing white t-shirts and also with white umbrellas with our company branding Live History Walking Tours.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (209)

4.9
By category
Professionalism
4.88
Fun
4.7
Expression
4.76
Quality
4.79
Route
4.83
Helen
30 Jun 2022 Sydney
Verified booking
Travelled in family - Jun 2022

This tour was really interesting and fun. Matilde took us to parts of Lisbon we didn’t know existed! She gave us a real sense of Lisbon’s history and also how locals live now and what they enjoy. We definitely recommend this tour!

Response from Live History
many thanks for participating on the tour and for your positive review!! :) hope you had a great time in Lisbon! :)
Catherine
29 Jun 2022 London
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Such a brilliant way to learn about the city!

Response from Live History
many thanks for participating on the tour and for your positive review!! :) hope you had a great time in Lisbon! :)
Danna
24 Jun 2022 Elizabethtown
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Be prepared for no bathroom breaks for 3 hours and a fast pace up hills and steps. There is no slowing down.

Response from Live History
Hello Danna. We consider your comment a bit unfair and without doubt very misleading. Lisbon is known as the city of the seven hills and going up and down hills is unavoidable whether you are on a tour or not. You toured on a day which was not even hot so the pace of the group was steady, normal, not fast paced at all, as any other tour. But was surprises us more is the fact that your group made a stop to drink Ginjinha on a place where anyone can use a bathroom if they ask to yet you say there were no breaks... Hope you have enjoyed your stay in Lisbon. Best regards!
Paul
23 Jun 2022 Nuremberg
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Igor José
20 Jun 2022 Porto
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022


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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!