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Lagos Free Walking Tour with local historian

Your Guru: Lígio
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4.9
206 ratings
  • Lagos
  • Available in English
  • 2h

About the Guru

I was born in Lagos all the time hearing stories from my uncle who was the curator of a local church. I entered a History course at the University of Braga, between 2012 and 2016. After finishing that course, I began to investigate everything that my uncle had taught me in documents, books, of course I was upset. But I can say that all the information you gave me was accurat... More

I was born in Lagos all the time hearing stories from my uncle who was the curator of a local church. I entered a History course at the University of Braga, between 2012 and 2016. After finishing that course, I began to investigate everything that my uncle had taught me in documents, books, of course I was upset. But I can say that all the information you gave me was accurate. I also learned from some scholars that I felt they had the same passion for research and for this city. I was lucky to meet these people as they were always a reliable source. I launched the Lagos Walking Tour Project in 2018. Lagos, and the entire Algarve, have always been known for beautiful beaches and exquisite cuisine. The idea of me creating this project is to be able to give another offer and cultural perspective in addition to all the sun and beaches.

About the Tour

The idea here is to offer you an experience more than the sun and the beach, so in the end, you will look to Lagos with a completely new perspective. And at the same time, help you to plan your stay in the area.

We will talk about the Algarve fauna and flora. If you chose the morning tour, you would have the opportunity to see the fish, seafood, fruit, vegetables, and traditional pastry from the region. Morning or afternoon you can contemplate one of the outstanding rooftops in Lagos.

In a fun and relaxed way, you can meet the urban evolution of the area and the importance of this town in World history. Will reveal to you the history, stories, myths, economy, and society. Celtic iron age will be revealed in where they found Lacobriga: The first urban nucleus, objects, and way of Living. Found where the Romans settled down, their activities, and archaeological finds. You will meet the Middle Ages Wall and urban Trace, which was built by the Portuguese.
From the Modern Era, you will learn from Henry the Navigator, his role in the discovery exploration, and slaves. With gravures, old photos, photos reconstitutions that you will see in this experience, you will look to Lagos with a completely new perception.

Was in Lagos that the last convicted to death in Portugal by civil crime was executed. And Lagos is also known for its beautiful street Art Pieces. Then, while you will walk to the path of the Last convicted to death you can appreciate a few Art Pieces, while we give our interpretation.

Then, please be prepared, because we will lead you to the same grim, terror, slavery, and, who knows, ghosts.

Itinerary:
• Lagos Main Square

• Statue of Henry the Navigator

• The Slave Market

• The Governador's Castle

• The Slaves Cemetry

• Lagos middle age village

• Statue of Dom Sebastião

While we return to the meeting point, is time to give you our recommendations.
Starting with things to in the area and surrounds same nice restaurants, so you can experiment the original Algarve cuisine. Also, the best rooftops where you can have a nice drink with fantastic views. 
And will share with you the location where you can have our favorite ice cream in town and the spots that have the nicest Algarve pastry that the town has to offer.

In the very end, we have a surprise for you, that has to do with the interpretation of an Art Piece!!!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Look for a guide with a book saying "LAGOS FREE WALKING TOUR", at the Statue of Dom Sebastião

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 100 people.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

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 €10 per person, 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!

Tour opinions (206)

4.9
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Professionalism
4.84
Fun
4.68
Expression
4.72
Quality
4.81
Route
4.76
Raquel
09 Aug 2022
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Dominic
09 Aug 2022 Newquay
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Brilliant tour! Super informative and just a really nice guy. One of the highlights of our holiday. Thank you!

Han Lam
09 Aug 2022 Copenhagen
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Naomi
07 Aug 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Lauren
06 Aug 2022 Boulder
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

This tour was fantastic! I’ve been traveling Europe for months and have taken walking tours in every location, and this was one of my favorites. The history was interesting, but Ligio’s pictures from the 40s and earlier brought it to life as we got to see the same angle view of what the city looked like before certain renovations. A highlight was walking THROUGH the fish and fruit markets, and getting samples of certain foods! I’ve never had a walking tour be so thorough about food, plants, or other specialities of the region: it was immersive, fascinating, and delicious! The tour was fun, funny, and totally unique. Highly, HIGHLY recommend!!

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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 €10 per person, 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!