Lisbon Old Neighborhoods, History & Their Stories

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Quality Verified Registered on May 09, 2019

Tours Of My Life, offering pay-what-you-wish Lisbon walking tours. We show you the history and the exciting stories of Lisbon with the best guides in town and, at the end, you will determine what a tour was worth. Find our team in Lisbon and tour with them to meet the fantastic secrets of the city. Look for the Black Umbrellas with the Yellow Gnome in the meeting point!

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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

Take the most out of your day in the center of Lisbon with the most complete free walking tour available. Get to know the main neighborhoods of the historic Lisbon (Bairro Alto, Chiado, Downtown and Alfama), the heritage and their stories, at the comfort of the mild temperatures of the morning.

Our tour it’s very well paced and our local guides will tell you all about the fascinating stories behind the history of Lisbon and Portugal, the portuguese culture and their people.

You will know how the city developed since 3000 years ago until our days and how you can notice the different influences of the Romans, the Barbarians, the Moors and several other civilizations throughout the streets of the Portuguese capital.

We will show you a lot of hidden gems of the old town as well as the most significant monuments of the city center like the Church of São Domingos, the ruins of Carmo Convent, Rossio Station, Santa Justa Elevator and more, as well as the main squares of the city center like Praça Luís de Camões, Largo do Carmo, Rossio, Praça do Comércio and Portas do Sol.

You'll get to know the history of the most important figures that influenced the city (writers, performers, architects, kings, knights and much more)and stories from the most important chapters of the history of Lisbon (earthquake of 1755, batalha de Aljubarrota, the revolution for democracy aka Carnation Revolution, etc).

Free Tour - You take a tour with the best local guides in town and by the end you determine what the tour was worth (i.e.: 10€, 15€, 20€, …)

Tours Of My Life is Officially Licensed by Turismo de Portugal (national tourism office).

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  • Meeting point:
    Praa Lus de Cames 580 1200208 Lisboa ...
    Praa Lus de Cames 580 1200208 Lisboa Portugal
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    On "Praça Luís de Camões" just look for the team with the "Tours Of My Life" logo in Black Umbrellas and T-Shirts.

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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שרון 25 May 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled in group - May 2024
I had many walking tours before and this was one of the best by far a lot of knowladge fun delivered information interestingly haded out a lot of extra recommendations. If you have only 3 hours in Lisbon highly recomended.
Mareth 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great tour and covered a lot of territory.
Sandy 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Francisco is an amazing guide, probably the best we’ve had in all the 50+ free walking tour we took all around the world. Francisco is the real deal : informative, funny, generous, warm hearted, professional, and a real local that knows the place (Lisbon) by heart. If you have the chance to take a tour with him, run and book it asap, you will not regret it for 1 minute. With Francisco, you will fall in love with Lisbon, that’s for sure.
Frank 11 May 2024
Gold Coast

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very pleasant young lady who was passionate about Lisbon and was able to relate many interesting facts and stories about the city
Daniel 02 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Pasamos un excelente rato con Benjamín, las 3h se nos hicieron cortas. Guía muy ameno y con dotes de cantante. Por si fuera poco, nos invitó a unos pasteles de nata que estaban "espantosos". Muy recomendable!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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.
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