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Lisbon Free Walking Tour: The Heart of the City, its History and Plenty of Local Tips

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian
Guru: Take
Quality Verified Registered on February 19, 2020

Take is a small local company that wants to show its cities to the world. We have a team of talented and passionate guides who want to show you the nooks and crannies, secrets and stories of our unforgettable city. Come and discover Lisbon, Porto, Braga and Guimarães and all the charms and charisma of Portugal. 2018, 2019 & 2020 Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Our Heart of Lisbon Free Walking Tour was created to offer you the very core of Lisbon. Step by step, street by street, we will reveal to you the city that was the harbor of the Phoenicians, the happiness of the Romans and the capital of the Discoveries. The Lisbon Free Tour is ideal as an introduction to the city and we will have dozens of suggestions and advice to share. A tour not to be missed in an unforgettable city.

In our Lisbon Free Tour we will visit the cosmopolitan Chiado & the enlightened Baixa. 

Unmissable sites and the stories around it like the Church of Carmo, the Elevator of Santa Justa, the plaza Dom Pedro IV, the Church of São Domingos, the Triumphal Arch and the astonishing Praça do Comércio are some of the places we will visit together. 
Join us and learn the meaning of the word Saudade!.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Restauradores, 1249-970 Lisboa, Portugal
    Restauradores, 1249-970 Lisboa, Portugal
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    Blue Umbrellas around the Monument dos Restauradores

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Monumento aos Restauradores

    We kick off the tour at the Monumento aos Restauradores. This plaza opens up to Avenida da Liberdade and celebrates the moment when Portugal regained independence from Spain in 1640.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Estação do Rossio

    Another beautiful monument in the center of the city, the Rossio train station establishes a dialogue with the Jerónimos Monastery in Belém.

  • 3
    Free admission
    Largo de São Domingos

    This is the place where the Jewish Massacre took place in 1506. Learn more about this impressive story and discover one of the most beautiful churches in the city, the Igreja de São Domingos.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Praça da Figueira

    Once an important market in the city, Praça da Figueira is now a busy spot at the city center.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Praça D. Pedro IV

    Rossio is a place rich in recent Portuguese history, when Lisbon was a center of espionage battles in the 2nd World War. But there's plenty more to discover here.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Rua Augusta

    The main artery of Lisbon's downtown and one of the most photographed places in the city.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Rua do Carmo

    The entrance from Rossio to Chiado, the cultural center of the city.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Elevador de Santa Justa

    Another Lisbon landmark. Lisbon has a handfull of elevators but this one is really the one to look at. Yet another recent monument like the Estação do Rossio, the Santa Justa Elevator stands out with the Church of Carmo just behind it.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Convento do Carmo

    The living testimony of the great earthquake of 1755, the gothic church of Carmo is another unmissable monument in Lisbon, where medieval history merges with the April Revolution of 1974.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Largo do Carmo

    This is where the dictator Marcelo Caetano presented is surrender to the people of Portugal. A meaningful place in our recent history.

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Casa do Ferreira das Tabuletas | Rua Trindade

    Post earthquake, this is probably one of the most beautiful tilled houses in the country.

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Igreja de São Roque

    This is where the Company of Jesus built there first temple back in the XVI century. It's also the place where the lottery was announced one hundred years ago.

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Bairro Alto

    Once the city's most modern district, Bairro Alto is the bohemian place in Lisbon. With over 500 years of stories, Bairro Alto is in the heart of every true Lisboeta.

  • 14
    Outside visit
    Tasca do Chico

    If you ever want to listen to amateur Fado, this is the place to be.

  • 15
    Outside visit
    Luís de Camões Square

    The prince of poets, the inventor of the Portuguese language, Camões stands above everyone else. Only one thing surpassed his work: his incredible aventurous life.

  • 16
    Outside visit
    Largo do Chiado

    The entrance to Chiado from Bairro Alto. Stories of coffee, Fernando Pessoa and Chiado himself are here to be told.

  • 17
    Outside visit
    Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

    The most beautiful theatre in Portugal, São Carlos has plenty to discover.

  • 18
    Outside visit
    Calçada Nova de São Francisco

    Still in Chiado, we will wander around its streets and secrets.

  • 19
    Outside visit
    Arco da Rua Augusta

    The Arch of Triumph. It speaks for itself.

  • 20
    Outside visit
    Praça do Comércio

    Lisbon's largest plaza, an amazing place to finish our walking tour.

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).

Tour opinions

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Adam 21 Feb 2024
North York

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Very informative and fun tour with a good Group of people from different countries. Our guide Fernanda aka La Professora is knowledgeable and has provided valuable tips about the city and its history.
Karen 21 Feb 2024
Peterborough

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
A really interesting tour, Nina was very knowledgeable on Lisbon history and shared lots of interesting places with us. Also sent us a list of recommended places to eat and shop. Was very friendly and chatty.
Naomi 20 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Tour molto interessante, ma la differenza l’ha fatta Antonella! Bravissima, super professionale e preparata! Complimenti 😀
Jose 19 Feb 2024
Sabadell

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
genial Mariana, su pasion por alfama y su fado ha sido maravilloso
Kavya 19 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Avevo prenotato una visita guidata a Lisbona con Guru Walk su consiglio di una travel creator (@travel.mati) e devo dire che pure io, come lei sono rimasta molto soddisfatta della scelta presa per questa visita. Il prezzo è accessibile a tutti, ma anche la guida Laura è stata molto brava coi turisti raccontando la storia della città/paese in modo coinvolgente e per niente noioso. Consiglio molto questi tournée ovunque nel mondo per chi non vuole spendere tanto e rimare soddisfatto dell'esperienza!!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
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