Free tour

Dark Arts of Lisbon (secret societies and black arts)

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Slava
Quality Verified Registered on June 10, 2023

Professional tour guide with guiding experience in Norway and Portugal. My tours are based on my own investigation and gathering of facts (widely accepted and not! :P).. Trying to deliver different points of view and awaken curiosity on the past, local traditions and beliefs. Love mysteries and indigenous traditions topics. Developing my own tour brand RagnarokTour ! Originally born in Kyiv, during "soviet times", while living a big part of my life in Lisbon. Besides that lived in Belgium, Norway and Colombia

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  • 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 tour is a spicy Portugal history tour, where we will touch some points of local timeline with a special focus towards mysterious figure of Marques de Pombal (the 'Enlightened despot' during whose reign happened Lisbon's Earthquake), his undergrounds, and ties with local freemasonry. What was his 'hidden knowledge' ? Did he sell out his soul to the devil? Or was a worker of good? Take this tour and stroll around mysterious heart of Lisbon, which was decision making center of the Empire.


Ever heard of Knights Templars? Jesuits? How all this fits-in together in Lisbon in this story?..


Our goal is to enveil curtain of superficial facts, and connect the dots between different layers of facts and points of view! Looking forward to see you on this tour!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. da Liberdade 75, 1250-217 Lisboa,...
    Av. da Liberdade 75, 1250-217 Lisboa, Portugal
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    Backside of "Banana Cafe 3", on Avenida da Liberdade. Me as on photo - black cap and backpack . "Banana Cafe 3" is on intersection of "Avenida da Liberdade" with "rua das Pretas", side of avenue leading to "Praça da Alegria".

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Avenida da Liberdade
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Joy Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Principe Real garden
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Rua de O Século
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Museu Maçónico Português
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Largo do Carmo

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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Chloe 28 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Very informative and a great tour
Jamie 22 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Great guide, very informative. This is a unique kind of tour with information you would not get from a regular walking tour. Slava did an amazing job showing the city from a different light... or darkness. 10/10 would recommend
Gabriela 26 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
If you want to hear and see an alternative view to the mainstream narrative of the city and its history, I highly recommend this tour with Slava!
Leonid 10 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Wow, what a great and unusual experience with very knowledgeable and fun guide. It was very special. Highly recommend!
Andreas 10 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Good and entertaining tour in the evening!
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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
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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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