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Free tour Lisbon historical center with a photographer

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Camila
Registered on November 19, 2022

Hi, I'm Cami :) I'm from Chile and I've been living here in Lisbon for a long time. I have dedicated myself to discovering the corners of the city and its history and taking tours since I arrived ☺️ I am very passionate about being able to share my experiences in this beautiful city and also take photos since I have studied photography and a lot of other things related to arts that give a plus to my tours! I love to travel, I have been to 21 countries and I hope to keep adding. I love outdoor activities especially climbing. As you can see I'm very active so we won't have a bad time :)

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Tour description

My plan is to invite you to become a traveler! Not in a tourist who runs through the places without time to appreciate them, although we will do it at a good pace, you will have time to take photos and be able to contemplate the places and make the most of the time!
CHEER UP! that in addition to being a guide I am a photographer and I bring a different touch and approach to the tour thanks to my knowledge in this field!


Itinerary:

  • Commerce Square
  • Rua Augusta Arch
  • Rossio square
  • rossio station
  • Churches of Santo Domingo
  • Santa Justa Elevator
  • Chiado neighborhood
  • Largo do carmo
  • Largo do sao Carlos
  • ... And much more!



To start this visit to Lisbon, I'll be waiting for you in Praça do Comercio . This is the most important square in Lisbon, and the best known, a perfect place for a first introduction to the history of the city.

Here was, for example, the Royal Palace and here the terrible consequences of the Great Earthquake that devastated the city in 1755 were felt . We will also talk about the reconstruction that came later, and that, to a large extent, the Lisbon we know today, with renovated buildings and more orderly streets, is thanks to this.

To the north of this square we can also see the Rua Augusta Arch, a representation of the renaissance of Lisbon . We will continue our walk through the Baixa Pombalina, the separation between Alfama and the Bairro Alto.

As we will learn during the tour, we will know why this area of the city receives this name. Through these streets we will see the commercial tradition of the city . Another of the city's tributes stands in Rossio Square, and is dedicated to Pedro IV, King of Portugal, who has a 30-meter-high column in this square.

Very close to it, the Rossio station is located, one of the most important points of this historic center of the city . Between these two points, the Plaza del Comercio and the Plaza de Rossio, there are very interesting places, such as the Churches of Santo Domingo. Did you know that they say that this church is cursed? You will know why!

And, if we are going to inquire into the traditions and character of Lisbon, we cannot advance without including the so-called “carnation revolution”, one of the most relevant historical moments in Portugal. And it is necessary to tell this story in Largo do Carmo because it was here, and thanks to chance and the opportunity of a woman who had gone to buy carnations, where everything started. But why did the military rise up? What were the consequences of this revolution?

We are going to go on foot, but to go from Baixa Pombalina to Chiado , the neighborhood we are going to now, the best and most typical way is to take the Santa Justa elevator , built in the 19th century by Raoul Mesnier of Ponsard.

We are in Chiado, Fernando Pessoa's neighborhood , so the right thing to do is to start seeing the city with different eyes, with the eyes of poetry. We will see the traces of the poet, for example, in the Largo Sao Carlos monument.

Between one stop and another, and during our way, we will have all the necessary time to learn and much more about the Salazar Dictatorship, life in Lisbon, the life of Fernando Pessoa, many chapters without which Portugal would not be what it is. today.

To get to know Lisbon, learn about its customs and, ultimately, participate in the city as a local, for your next trip , reserve your place now!

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  • Meeting point:
    Praça do Comércio MB, 1100-148 Lisboa...
    Praça do Comércio MB, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal
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    I will be with a dark green umbrella at the statue of Joseph first!

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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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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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