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Lagos free walking tour with local historian

Your guru: Lígio
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  • Lagos
  • Available in: English

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.

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How to find me: Look for the Blue Umbrella at the Tourist Office Entrance
Tour duration: 2 hours

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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.

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Ratings 14

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Malory & Sylvie

15 hours ago

We had a great time with Livio in Lagos ! He loves his beautiful city and you can feel it during his tour ! We strongly recommend to book a tour ! See you soon !

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Georgia

1 day ago

Lígio was a really informative and knowledgeable guide. He told us a lot of details about the town that were very interesting and even recommended some places to eat and have ice cream! He was a really nice guy and made the tour fun. Thank you Lígio!

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Julian

3 days ago

Great tour! Very well informed about the history

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Reto

5 days ago

Great Tour!

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Paul

5 days ago

Ligio loves his home town and he brought the history of this fascinating town to life. He took us right back to its origins in the Iron Age, and explained its development through successive historical periods. His skill is to point out the significance of features that are missed by the casual eye (for example the road layout left by the Moors, and the remnants of the town walls). He has abundant knowledge and answered all our questions. All in all, a very enjoyable tour

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Peter

6 days ago

First of all it is important to say what a good guy Lígio is. 3 hours walkin around with him through his beautiful Lagos felt like 1 hour. We were sad when it was over.

2nd thing to say is how remarkable it was doin a guided tour with an actual historian how also knows a lot about architecture PLUS is able to combine it with funny jokes. Not bad. Whish I’d have had such a teacher in school. Lígio simply knows pretty much everything, telling exciting stories from ancient times, showing old fotographs so you can compare old and new Lagos. AND he knows the difference between myths and truth.

Don’t wanna say to much here. Don’t think twice and book a tour with Lígio through HIS Lagos. You will be amazed, just like we were.

Lookin forward to havin a pint with you, pal;)!

Cynthia + Peter

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