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The Dark Side of Lisbon Alternative Free Walking Tour

Your guru: Alexandre
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  • Lisbon
  • Available in: English

About the guru Alexandre

I'm Alex, a 31 year old archaeologist and travel guide passionate about the flipside of history and the small curiosities and oddities that evade our everyday gaze! I have 5 years of experience as a tour guide in Portugal and Spain, and there's nothing I like more than exploring and researching local history and translating it to open-minded travellers that want to get under... More »

I'm Alex, a 31 year old archaeologist and travel guide passionate about the flipside of history and the small curiosities and oddities that evade our everyday gaze! I have 5 years of experience as a tour guide in Portugal and Spain, and there's nothing I like more than exploring and researching local history and translating it to open-minded travellers that want to get under the skin of places.

About the tour

The westernmost capital of Europe is a city plagued by contrasts: once the richest city in the continent, it is now a chaotic, contradictory and mesmerizingly beautiful city rising out of the ashes of its own conflicted history.

Join me in a walking tour passing through the heart of the city, set against a dark past of medieval massacres, natural catastrophes, coups, dictatorships and revolutionaries and all the rich and wild events that have shaped Lisbon and made it a truly unique city.

We will explore famous sights along with some lesser-known areas and jewels hidden in the maze of streets surrounding the downtown, getting under the skin of the city and the underground currents that have shaped its form.

If you're looking for an initiation into the mysteries of Lisbon's character, an informal local perspective on the city's history and habits, then this is your tour!

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How to find me: In Largo do Carmo, next to the arched fountain. I'll be on the look out and we'll find each other!
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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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 €5, 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!

Ratings (20)

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Sean

4 days ago

Alex was great. It was fun to hear all the side stories of things that are often untold. It was quirky and every corner was full of interesting stories. What we liked about the tour was that I didn't feel rushed and there were many opportunities to ask random questions for which Alex had all the answers. He's knows everything about Lisbon and has a dry sense of humour that fits perfectly with the subject. Would highly recommend compared to your usual conventional type of tour.

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Rachel

5 days ago

Alexander was a very knowledgeable and insightful guide we really learnt a lot. would definitely recommend.

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Ross

8 days ago

We had a fantastic tour with Alexandre. There was just the two of us. He is incredibly knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. The stories he told along the way were so interesting and made the walk really enjoyable. Would highly recommend it.

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Marijke

15 days ago

Great tour!

Alexandre has a lot of knowledge about the city and the peculiar stories that made lisbon and share it in a very relaxed and funny way.

In the end, and since he is from Lisboa, he gave is great tips about places to visit, restaurants etc.

Already did a lotof tours around Europe and this one is on my top for sure!

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Lukas

15 days ago

It was a great tour. He really knows a lot about Lisbon and he's a great guide!

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Graham Currie

20 days ago

Alex was an incredibly knowledgeable source of local information and an overall great guy. This tour was the highlight of our time in Lisbon and provided us with great historical insights. I’ll be recommending to friends!

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