Lagos Free Walking Tour with local historian

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Lígio
Quality Verified Registered on August 27, 2020

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.

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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

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.

• 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!!!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Praça Gil Eanes 25, 8600-330 Lagos, P...
    Praça Gil Eanes 25, 8600-330 Lagos, Portugal
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    Statue of Dom Sebastião in Praça Gil Eanes

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    Outside visit
    Estátua a El Rei D. Sebastião

    Lagos Downton and Lagos and historical center coincide. In the center of our main square, we have a very odd Statue. Is it a man, a Boy or a woman. What does it get dressed. Have you noticed those gloves?

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    Free admission
    Mercado Municipal de Lagos

    In the Morning, we Will present you the fish by flavour and some traditional dishes. We Will also Discover about the fruits, vegetable and pastry. From where they came, or if they are native, and what delicacies we practice here. The last but not the least, the rooftop where One of the best views from the town can BE contemplated.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Infante Dom Henrique

    Henry the Navigator has not only an important role In the Lagos history but also word wise. His archievments Will Change the way we look to the world until today!

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    Outside visit
    Igreja de Santo Antônio

    Althout Will not visit the bulding inside we Will describe you the important roll that One of the most beautiful churches In the Algarve.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Green wouse

    We Will finish the tour In the most beautiful and photographed art nouveau building In the town covered with green tiles

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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Mac 13 Jun 2024
Gold Coast

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Good tour, interesting leader who had a good sense of humour
Jim Lang 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
A mix of history, street art and botany. A good walk.
Paul 07 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Not just the typical historical information. Abundance of information on food, agriculture, and city art.
Rochelle 05 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Ligio is very knowledgeable and presented the information in a fun and informative way. Really enjoyed the tour and the tastings.
Robin 05 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Really enjoyable tour of Lagos. Lígio was very knowledgeable about the city he loves. Good variety of locations visited from local food market, street murals, botanic gardens, churches. Lígio gave recommendations on places to go, activities, restaurants. Great start to our holiday in Lagos.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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