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Lagos free walking tour with local historian

Your guru: Lígio
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  • Lagos
  • Available in: English
  • Duration: 2 hours

About the guru Lígio

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

Tour schedule

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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!

Ratings 23

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Daniel Martins

1 month ago

O Lígio ofereceu-nos uma viagem pela história de Lagos, juntando o passado com o presente. Saímos com maior vontade de conhecer o vasto património do Algarve. Obrigado!

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Response from Lígio:

Caro Daniel, Obrigado... e muitas felicidades para vocês :)
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Timo

1 month ago

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Response from Lígio:

Timo... thx for your review
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Walter

1 month ago

We had a great tour of Lagos with Lígio. Lígio is very passionate about his city and shares that passion through his deep knowledge of the city's history. He also has great recommendations for restaurants and things to see and do in the area. Highly recommended!

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Response from Lígio:

Walter, Thx for reccomending this tour
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Ander Arsuaga Sainz

1 month ago

Se me pasó volando

Muchas gracias por las recomendaciones tanto de Lagos como de los alrededores

En caso de que solo haya hispanos también puede hacer el tour en castellano

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Response from Lígio:

Ander, Gracias por tu recomendacion...
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Amy

2 months ago

We had a great time with Lígio! The tour was informative and fun and it was great to sit down in the shade sometimes and listen to the history. Thank you!

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Response from Lígio:

Amy, You welcome ...Thx
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Paschasia

2 months ago

Historian Lagos

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Response from Lígio:

Thx...
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