Free tour of the Carnation Revolution

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
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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
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Tour description

On our Carnation Revolution Tour we will visit the emblematic places of the movement that overthrew the Salazar dictatorship, led by expert historians who will explain who its protagonists were and how those hours of hope and uncertainty were lived.

We will visit the points where the first armed confrontations between revolutionary forces and the defenders of the dictatorship took place, such as Rua do Arsenal .

Next, we will move towards Rossio , where the protesters gathered, and we will discover Celeste Caeiro and why carnations became a symbol of this revolution.

We will also pass by the old headquarters of Radio Renascença , from which the song Grândola Vila Morena was broadcast, a revolutionary hymn that functioned as a code signal for soldiers from all over the country to join the movement.

We will visit the old headquarters of the PIDE , the political police of the dictatorship, and the place from which fire was opened against the protesters and where the only four deaths of this revolution occurred.

We will stop before the Cuartel do Carmo , the place where the dictator Marcelo Caetano entrenched himself, and where he surrendered.

Join our Carnation Revolution Tour and relive the most exciting moments of the 20th century in Lisbon.

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  • Meeting point:
    Praça do Município 33, 1200-005 Lisbo...
    Praça do Município 33, 1200-005 Lisboa, Portugal
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    The guide will be in Praça do Município with a green umbrella.

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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Ana Bascuñana 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Excelente. Muy, muy contenta.
Victor 16 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Un tour ameno, interesante y muy necesario. Es fundamental conocer la historia reciente de países como Portugal y, desde luego, este tour sobre la Revolución de los claveles es una maravilla, porque lo hace con detalle, rigor y además resulta entretenido. Muy recomendable!
Ariadna 25 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Muy entretenido e información interesante.
Raúl 14 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Un tour breve y ameno del conflicto. La guía era española y eso hacía que estuviese un poco influenciada por los movimientos políticos españoles actuales. No obstante cumple lo esperado.
Raquel 23 Jun 2023
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
El tour de la revolución de los claveles está muy documentado, el guía lo cuenta con pasión y es muy paciente. Atiende a todas las dudas, muchas gracias!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 9 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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