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Lagos free walking tour with local historian

Your Guru: Lígio
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  • Lagos
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

I was born in Lagos all time listening to stories from my uncle who was the curator of a local churche. I joined a History course in Braga University, between 2012 and 2016. After finishing that course, I started to investigate everything my uncle had taught me in documents, books, of course he was upset. But I can say all that information given from him was accurate. I le... More

I was born in Lagos all time listening to stories from my uncle who was the curator of a local churche. I joined a History course in Braga University, between 2012 and 2016. After finishing that course, I started to investigate everything my uncle had taught me in documents, books, of course he was upset. But I can say all that information given from him was accurate. I learned also from a few erudite’s who I felt that had the same passion for research and for this city. I was lucky to know this people since they were always a reliable source. I launched the Lagos Walking Tour Project in 2018. Lagos, and all the Algarve, they were always known because of the beautiful beaches and the exquisite cuisine. The idea of me creating this project is to be able to give another cultural offering and perspective besides all the sun and the beaches.

About the Tour

With Lagos free walking tour with local historian, 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 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, that was built by the Portuguese From the Modern Era, you will learn from Henry the Navigator, his role in the discovery movement, slaves. The Modern Era wall that today, partially surround the old town and the cemetery of slaves. In this tour you will walk through the path of the Last Convicted to death by a civil crime, in Portugal. Will explain why is King Dom Sebastião statue in our main square. During the tour will Recommend where you can have same traditional dishes, pastry and other Regional gems. With gravures, old photos, photos reconstitutions that you will see in this experience, you will look to Lagos with a completely new perspective.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Look for the Blue Umbrella at the Tourist Office Entrance

Tour Schedule

  • Fri, 18 Jun 10:00
  • Sat, 19 Jun 10:00
  • Sun, 20 Jun 10:00

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 (29)

Petra 06/11/2021

This is really a wonderful tour. Lígio gave us so much information! When we visit Lagos again we will definitely think of all the stories he told us.

Amy Trafford 06/10/2021

Thank you Lígio for this wonderful thoroughly Lagos tour. I really had a great time and completely worth it. I had take part in other cities walking tours but this one with you was above and beyond. Strongly recommend to anyone visiting Lagos. Amy

Steven Armstrong 06/10/2021

There is much more to Lagos than sun, sea and sand. This tour is a fascinating insight into the history of the city of Lagos and the influence it has had in past times. Our tour guide was amazing with lots of interesting facts and graphical aids so that we could visualise how things have changed over the centuries. Steven Armstrong

Clémence Monsaingeon 05/27/2021

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Angeline Drouant 12/22/2020

Response from Lígio
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4.9(29) Ratings

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!

4.9(29) Ratings