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Alfama and Mouraria Free Tour: History vs Modern Facts (Lisbon)
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
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 colors of Lisbon show up, ending up at some of the best sightseeing overlooks in Lisbon. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, we end near 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, 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.
Join us a bit before 10:30 by the statue at the center of Praça Dom Pedro IV. Our team is easy to identify using white umbrellas with our company branding Live History Walking Tours.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Praa Dom Pedro IV 1100200 Lisboa Port...Praa Dom Pedro IV 1100200 Lisboa Portugal
at the center of Praça Dom Pedro IV, our team is easy to identify using white umbrellas with our company branding Live History Walking Tours.
1Outside visitPraça Dom Pedro IV
Meeting point and introduction to the tour's route. This square was a hippodrome during the Roman period. During the Inquisition period both an Hospital and the Palace of the Inquisition operated on this square till both were destroyed by the big Earthquake in 1755.
2Outside visitPraça da Figueira
Large square in the centre of the city, most of its area was occupied by a Hospital before the big Earthquake in 1755. Place of operation of several temporary traditional markets. Has a bronze equestrian statue representing King João I
3Free admissionIgreja de São Domingos
Major church edified in the 13th century. Place of the Jewish massacre that occurred in 1506 and nearby there are several memorials regarding this sad episode. The church suffered damage during major earthquakes and a fire and still bears the marks which makes this visit a very unique event.
4Outside visitPraça Martim Moniz
Large square named after a Portuguese knight of noble birth, and famous figure in the Siege of Lisbon in 1147, place of various multicultural events and it is also the departing spot of the famous 28 Tram
One of the oldest neighborhoods of Lisbon. Has it's name derived from the Muslim population being moved there after the Christian conquest. One of the birthplaces of Fado
6Outside visitLargo dos Trigueiros
small typical square in Mouraria with traditional architecture, restaurants, portuguese tiles and street art
7Outside visitLargo Achada
small typical square in Mouraria with a building that survived the big Earthquake of 1755 and shows remains of medieval architecture. examples of street art present
8Outside visitSé Catedral de Lisboa
The Cathedral of Saint Mary Major, often called Lisbon Cathedral or simply Sé de Lisboa, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Lisbon. Built in 1147, the cathedral has survived many earthquakes and has been modified, renovated and restored several times and it is nowadays a mix of different architectural styles.
9Free admissionIgreja de Santo António de Lisboa
Roman Catholic church located in Lisbon, dedicated to Saint Anthony of Lisbon that was built on the site where the saint was born, in 1195.
10Outside visitCasa dos Bicos
A house, built in the early 16th century in the Alfama neighbourhood, with a curious façade of spikes, influenced by Italian Renaissance palaces and Portuguese Manueline styles. It survived the disastrous 1755 Lisbon earthquake that destroyed much of the city, but over time was abandoned as a residence and used as a warehouse. After a 20th-century renovation, it became the headquarters of the José Saramago Foundation.
11Outside visitChafariz d’El-Rei
The first public fountain in the city of Lisbon, built in the 13th century.
12Outside visitRua Judiaria
old Jewish quarter of Alfama
The oldest neighborhood of Lisbon and one of the birthplaces of Fado
14Outside visitMiradouro das Portas do Sol
famous sightseeing spot over Alfama and the river
15Outside visitMiradouro da Graca
famous sightseeing spot with one of the best views over Lisbon
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).
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