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Graffiti & Street Art Free Tour in Lisbon

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

Take is a small local free tour 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. Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor since 2018.

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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

Dive headfirst into Lisbon's pulse with our electrifying Graffiti & Street Art Free Tour! It’s here, in the sprawling canvas of Lisbon's streets, where art rebels and vibrant narratives collide, crafting the city’s dynamic cultural identity.

Kick things off at Nossa Senhora da Saúde Chapel, right at Mouraria's colorful edge. You'll get the lowdown on Lisbon's graffiti saga and meet the movers of the GAU, setting the stage for an epic art adventure.

Wander through Mouraria, where every alley whispers tales of rebellion and beauty. At Beco dos Surradores, get up close with creations by icons like Gagosh and Losk, and dive into the debates over what draws the line between legal and rogue art.

Then, cozy up at Largo dos Trigueiros, where “Urban Knitting” weaves a tender touch into the urban fabric, showing street art's softer side. Amid the yarns and colors, feel the city’s heartbeat.

Beco das Farinhas offers a poignant pause with Camila Watson’s tribute, sparking conversations on gentrification and the fight to keep Lisbon's soul alive amidst change.

Saunter to São Cristóvão Square, where street art meets Fado tunes. Here, 'Fado Vazio' mural bridges art and Lisbon's soulful sounds, painting stories of cultural fusion.

At Achada Square, Andrea Tarli’s “Smile!” throws shade at mass tourism’s footprint, urging mindful exploration. Nearby, powerful murals like TB Boy’s “Mourinho” and “Coexist” champion peace, portraying a world where unity prevails.

Witness VHILS’ “Anonymous gazes” on Lagares Street, where his chiseled portraits echo Mouraria’s historical whispers, and Graça Garden blooms as an artistic sanctuary, blending nature with creative expressions.

Mário Belém’s “Saudade” on Damasceno Monteiro Street and Bordalo II’s maritime “Ferryboat” capture the essence of Lisbon’s spirit and resilience, while a collaborative masterpiece by Obey and VHILS on Senhora da Glória Street merges faces and stories in a universal call for harmony.

The journey crescendos at Nossa Senhora do Monte, with Lisbon sprawling beneath in a breathtaking panorama, encapsulating our voyage through the city’s art-infused soul.

This isn’t just a tour; it’s a passport to the heart of Lisbon’s street art revolution, where every piece tells a story of hope, struggle, and beauty. Secure your spot on the Graffiti & Street Art Free Tour and let Lisbon's walls whisper their tales to you. Get ready for an unforgettable journey where the streets of Lisbon turn into a gallery of dreams and defiance.

Each Free Walking Tour is a unique experience. The stops listed in the highlights may change due to the guide leading the tour and other conditions such as weather and local events. If you are particularly interested about a specific item please ask your guide before the beginning of the tour to confirm it is on the agenda.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Martim Moniz, 1100-584 Lisboa, Portugal
    Martim Moniz, 1100-584 Lisboa, Portugal
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    Blue Umbrella in Front of Chappel | Martim Moniz Square

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Capela de Nossa Senhora da Saúde

    Our journey ignites at the captivating Nossa Senhora da Saúde Chapel, a beacon that introduces us to the enigmatic world of street art. Here, we probe the essence of street art: Is it an urban narrative, a voice for the voiceless, or a canvas for commercial expression?

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Beco Surradores

    Dive into Mouraria's alleys, where the art of Gagosh, Losk, and Mário Dionísio blurs the lines between the sanctioned and the rebellious. It's a vibrant debate on the legitimacy and ethics of street art, enriching our understanding of this dynamic form.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Largo dos Trigueiros

    Experience the whimsical world of "Urban Knitting" with Magda Sayeg, where yarn wraps around the urban landscape, softening the city's edges with colorful, tactile expressions. This stop is a testament to how street art can infuse life and warmth into the concrete jungle.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Beco das Farinhas

    At Beco das Farinhas, Camila Watson's touching tribute sparks a crucial dialogue on gentrification. It's a moment to reflect on the delicate balance between modernization and preserving the essence that makes Lisbon unique.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Largo São Cristóvão

    The melodies of Fado reverberate through São Cristóvão Square, captured in the poignant "Fado Vadio" mural. This spot celebrates Lisbon’s soulful music tradition, intertwining it with the visual arts to tell the city's deeper story.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Largo Achada

    At the vibrant heart of Achada Square, witness Andrea Tarli's "Smile!"—a thought-provoking mural that challenges us to reflect on the delicate balance between tourism and cultural preservation. This striking artwork serves as a vibrant call to action, reminding us of our collective responsibility to tread lightly and respectfully in the cities we explore. It's a powerful testament to the impact of our footprints on the global canvas, urging us to embrace exploration with awareness and care.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Largo da Rosa

    In Rosa Square, "Mourinho" and "Coexist" by TB Boy dialogue with the universal yearning for peace. "Coexist," depicting a hopeful conversation between an Israeli and Palestinian child, is a poignant call for global harmony.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Rua dos Lagares

    VHILS' "Anonymous Gazes" in Lagares Street delves into Mouraria’s storied past, using his signature technique to peel back the layers of history, revealing the faces and stories etched into the city's memory.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Jardim da Graça

    The serenity of Graça Garden illustrates how public spaces transform into canvases of community and creativity, inviting quiet reflection amid the bustling city.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Rua do Sol à Graça

    Mário Belém’s “Saudade” offers a colorful meditation on resilience, while Bordalo II’s “Ferryboat” captures Lisbon's maritime essence, showcasing the artist's adaptability and the city's enduring spirit.

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Rua da Senhora da Glória

    The collaboration between Shepard Fairey (OBEY) and VHILS creates a visual symphony that transcends cultural divides, critiquing and celebrating with equal measure, while Add Fuel’s “Adapta” encapsulates the evolution of Graça.

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Rua Natália Correia

    Here, tributes by Obey, Oze Arve, and Daniel Eime weave a narrative of revolution, reverence for nature, and literary genius, painting a multifaceted portrait of Lisbon's cultural heritage.

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Capela de Nossa Senhora do Monte

    Conclude atop the highest peak of Graça, where panoramic views offer a breathtaking backdrop for reflecting on Lisbon's street art journey and its vibrant spread across the city.

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

(136 ratings)
4.84
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4.85
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4.76
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4.81
Quality
4.81
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4.88
Franca 13 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Nina is a wonderful guide with a lot of background knowledge. She is open to questions and doesn't hesitate to give more tips for the area. We had a great street art walk through Lisbon!
Henrike 09 Jul 2024
Münster

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
I loved the street art tour with Nina. She is a very energetic and knowledgeable person, that is easy to listen to. She showed us many interesting spots and told us various facts about it. What I liked was that she connected the information about the street art with the history of the city and pointed out many beautiful views of the city along the way.
Avigail 07 Jul 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Street art and graffiti require a good guide - and Nina was excellent. Informed by her education in contemporary art and her deep understanding of the sociological and anthropological aspects of Lisbon she gave us a fun and beautiful time on this tour. Her tips after the tour were invaluable, too, and gave us a view of additional street art in our way back and around the city! It was great!
Vivian 04 Jul 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Alicia es una maravillosa guía, nos llevó por lugares hermosos y en cada rincón había una sorpresa. Además ella nos transmitía emoción en cada uno de los relatos, ¡en uno de ellos incluso lloré de emoción! Sin duda un tour que no se pueden perder.
Anar 24 Jun 2024
Toronto

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Nina was great. She was friendly and knowledgeable, and made the tour interesting. The graffiti tour was a great option that I would not have known about and am glad I booked it
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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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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