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The Dark Side of Lisbon Alternative Free Walking Tour

Your guru: Alexandre
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Alexguapisimo
  • Lisbon
  • Available in: English

About the guru Alexandre

I'm Alex, a 30 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 explaining it to open-minded people!

I'm Alex, a 30 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 explaining it to open-minded people!

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!

Meeting point
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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

Tour schedule

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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 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (2)

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Jennifer

4 days ago

This is a great tour and Alex is an exemplary guide. He was punctual and introduced himself and explained the tour before we started.

My husband and I were so privileged to have Alex to ourselves for over 3 hours. He shared his incredible factual knowledge but also showed a deep understanding of the fabric of Lisbon.

So glad we chose to do this tour on our last day in Lisbon as we'll now be leaving with a greater depth of understanding of how Lisbon ticks (and a few recommendations for authentic Portuguese eateries too!)

We highly recommend this new tour with Alex. You'll love it!

Jenny and Chris Australia

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Mery

9 days ago

I really recommend the tour with Alex. He has a huge knowledge about Lisbon and he can transmit it in a very fun way. It was an amazing two hours well spent and he also gave us very good tips about the city. Thank you Alex!

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