Free tour

Guarda – Free Tour: Exploring the Timeless Stories of its Giants

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese
Guru: Gonçalo
Registered on May 08, 2022

Why choose to go for a walk with "Histórias Com Passadas"? What's different about us? - Trademark registered with Turismo de Portugal since 2022; - Certified training as a guide for walking tours; - First company in the city of Guarda to promote "Free Walking Tours"; - We believe that "we never really know a place if we don't walk through it"; - We like to share and make known the city that welcomed us more than 20 years ago: Guarda, the highest city in Portugal, with more than 800 years of history. What do we guarantee? - Good mood; - Good times; - Good Stories.

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

This is a different look at the city; the people who shaped her and her works that they left for posterity - The timeless Giants of the Guarda.

Travel back in time, to the twelfth century, with D. Sancho I, the colonist, and unravel his main concerns. 

In the fourteenth century, get to know the magnificent Cathedral of Guarda and be dazzled by the interior and the view from the terraces. 

The journey continues, discover the ancient streets by giant strides, cross the walls and centuries, until you return to the present and learn why the Rooster is judged and burned at the stake every year. 


Meet the other Giants who helped fill the pages of this magnificent city's stories: 

- Rui de Pina; Frei Pedro da Guarda; Lopo de Carvalho e Sousa Martins; José Maria Pedrosa.

What is included/ excluded in the activity:

  • Includes: 

 - "Histórias Com Passadas" guide during the walking route. 
 - RNAAT License No. 506/2022 from Turismo de Portugal and recognized by ICNF as nature tourism. 
 - Personal accident and liability insurance.

  • Not included: 

- Payment of the entrance ticket to the Cathedral (2,50 €)
- Meals or drinks during the walk, all consumption in any establishments eventually visited during the activity. 
- Transport to the starting point of the walk. 
- Anything that is not declared as included.

Additional useful information

  • Please, when making the reservation, indicate the total number of people who will come (Numerous group bookings are not accepted - more than 15 visitors).
  • If possible, please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour time, to start at the indicated time.
  • The route is circular, beginning and ending next to the statue of D. Sancho I; presents an easy/moderate level of difficulty and has a total of 3.36 km, with an accumulated uneven of 108 m.
  • No specific equipment is required to carry out this tour (e.g. walking sticks).

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    R. Dr. Miguel de Alarcão 7, 6300-684 ...
    R. Dr. Miguel de Alarcão 7, 6300-684 Guarda, Portugal
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    I'll be on the access stairs to the Se Cathedral, with an orange umbrella and the Historias Com Passadas logo ( https://maps.app.goo.gl/uvRsujDntpo3JziB7 )

  • 1
    Entrance not included
    Sé da Guarda

    One of the most interesting national monuments, which we will visit being able to observe its interior, exterior and climb to the terrace.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Porta d'el Rei

    One of the old gates of the city of Guarda, in stone and classified as a National Monument.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Porta da Erva

    One of the old entrances to the castle of Guarda, in stone classified as a National Monument

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Torre dos Ferreiros

    The Blacksmith Tower is one of the best preserved defensive structures of the old walls that defended the city of Guarda, and so it is currently classified as a National Monument.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Arquivo Distrital da Guarda

    Old building of the convent of S. Francisco da Guarda.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Teatro Municipal da Guarda

    Space of excellence of dissemination and promotion of the main cultural events in the city of Guarda

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Parque de Saúde da Guarda

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).

Tour opinions

(17 ratings)
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griselda 24 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Ha sido un tour muy entretenido y el guia genial. Nos ha encantado
Maria 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Tour altamente recomendável. Muito interessante com guia muito prestável e comunicativo. Boa forma de conhece os recantos da Guarda :)
Jorge 19 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Recomendable, es gradable y ameno
Tomas 11 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Gracias a Gonzalo por enseñarme Guarda desde su itinerario de 'gigantes'( personas importantes para Guarda) te cuenta todo lo que hay que saber y más, y de una manera muy amena e interesante, también dando su punto de vista. Muy cercano , e informando de sitios donde comer, tomar algo...etc. . Gracias Gonzalo por la tarde. Guarda me ha encantado
Paulina 04 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Gonçalo hizo el tour muy divertido a pesar del mal clima que hizo ese día. Muy recomendable!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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