Free tour: Lisbon History Through the Stories of its Heroes (small groups)

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese
Quality Verified Registered on February 26, 2022

Olá, welcome to Lisbon! We are Maria, Miguel, Asha, and Nuno – a team of passionate and friendly guides, each bringing our unique love for Lisbon to life through free walking tours. As dedicated explorers and locals, we offer you the chance to discover our favorite city in a fun and engaging way.

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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

Come along on a captivating walking tour through the heart of Lisbon, learning all about the 3.000-year history of this magnificent city.

Discover the fascinating stories of:
* City's origins and why many of the ancient civilizations came here for safe harbor
* The Moorish era, when mosques dominated the skyline
* Learn about Portugal's founding king and when Lisbon came under siege
* How Henry the Navigator ignited the Age of Discoveries, leading to the first global empire
* The most devastating earthquake in European history and the heroes immortalized in the iconic Rua Augusta Arch
* The Carnation Revolution, dubbed the "coolest coup in the world", which overthrew Europe's longest dictatorship
* Rich literary history of our poets, before concluding the tour with the breathtaking view from the Santa Justa lift

Along the way, we will share valuable tips for you to make the most of your day to day in the city, from hidden gems to visit, to the best places to experience food and lifestyle of this vibrant city.

By the end, we hope you become enchanted with Lisbon, just as we did.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Praça do Rossio, 1100-200 Lisboa, Por...
    Praça do Rossio, 1100-200 Lisboa, Portugal
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    Our meeting point is in the center of Rossio Square, located in downtown Lisbon and within walking distance from the main city spots. Find us on the shaded side of the main statue in the square and a rectangular blue umbrella

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    Outside visit
    Rossio Square

    We start our journey right at the city center, at the magnificent Rossio square, once home to chariot races, royal palaces, and now showcasing intricate mosaics

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    Figueira Square

    Enjoy panoramic views of the Moorish Quarter and iconic São Jorge Castle, and learn about the heroic battles fought for the foundation and independence of Portugal

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    Baixa de Lisboa

    Learn and admire the architecture of the Lisbon downtown rebuilt after the great earthquake, while we stroll through the iconic Rua Augusta

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    Outside visit
    Casa dos Bicos

    Standing for more than 500 years with an iconic façade is Casa dos Bicos, built with the fortunes of the spice trade. A perfect background to learn the fascinating tales of the Age of Discovery

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cais das Colunas

    Enter the city like a royal and enjoy a breathtaking riverside view

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    Outside visit
    Praça do Comércio

    Marvel at the majestic Praça do Comércio, one of Europe’s largest and most beautiful squares. Symbol of the city reconstruction after the devastating 1755 Earthquake

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Praça do Município

    Enjoy this picturesque square, renowned for its elegant 18th century city hall, stage of the Coolest revolution in the world

  • 8
    Outside visit

    The cultural and bohemian heart of the city, home to historic cafes, theaters, and the oldest bookshop in the world

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Largo do Carmo

    A dramatic scenic square, home to the second oldest building in the city, where the final heroic events of the Carnation Revolution took place

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Elevador de Santa Justa

    What better place for the epilogue of our journey and the heroes of the city, whilst enjoying a birds-eye view of the city

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

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Sebastian 21 Jun 2024
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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Very informative tour, extremely humorous and got to see many parts of this historic city as well as learn about the history of Lisbon and Portugal as a whole. Nuno was an excellent guide and I would definitely recommend the tour!
Maddy 20 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Highly recommend Maria’s history tour - a very informative tour with lots of interesting information for someone new to Portugal and Lisbon and wanting to learn its history!
madalena 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Great tour, learned a lot and had loads of fun! A must do in Lisbon
Amit 14 Jun 2024

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Travelled in family - Jun 2024
Amazing tour with Nuno, super fun. Loved the use of the app and images he shared. Something different, highly recommend!
Claudia 10 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
It was great! Asha is so charismatic and it’s very nice to listen to her. I loved the tour 🥳
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Who is this tour for?

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