Experience Lisbon Downtown with History and new friends walking tour!

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Eduardo
Registered on January 09, 2023

I am a Ph.D. title candidate in Anthropology who has been to around 75 countries. I am passionate about meeting people from different countries and backgrounds. I am also an experienced tour guide who has done over 900 tours in Portugal and about 300 in Thailand (the country which was the subject of my doctoral thesis). While I am skilled in History, I also have a strong bohemian part of my personality, thus I enjoy showing my clients the best bars and restaurant to attend in the city. In my tours, I prize that the clients will get both a general knowledge of the History of Lisbon and local tips on how to enjoy their time in the city.

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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

Whether you are a tourist, an ex-pat, or even a local, this historical, city center walking tour is made for those who want to get a better understanding of Lisbon's rich history while making new friends.

We will leave from Rossio square, the heart of the city, and head up to explore the classic neighborhoods of Chiado and Princípe Real and the bohemian neighborhood of Bairro Alto, while bypassing beautiful churches such as S. Domingos (XIII century), the Carmo Convent (XIV century) and S. Roque (XVI century), as well as seeing some Neo-Manueline architecture, intriguing azulejos ´tiles´, and trendy cafés and restaurants. 

We will cover in this tour:

  • The earthquake of 1755 and the reconstruction of the city by Prime Minister Marquês de Pombal.
  • The Inquisition and persecution of Jews and Muslims.
  • The restoration wars and their consequences.
  • Ulysses and the mythological foundation of Lisbon.
  •  Santa Justa Elevador, Carmo Square, São Pedro de Alcântara Miradouro and much more.

A main difference between this proposal and other walking tours is that I want people to connect with each other and, after the tour is over, we can all share some drinks at a local bar

The tour can always be adjusted upon demand and weather conditions. The duration of the tour is of approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. 

Join in, book the tour, learn and have fun! :D

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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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    I will have a small, blue umbrella at Rossio Square, nearby the statue of king D. Pedro IV.

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    Outside visit
    Rossio Square

    Meet up at the heart of the city by the statue of King Pedro IV.

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    Outside visit
    Igreja de São Domingos

    Learn about one of the most tragic episodes in the city: the massacre of the Jews.

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    Outside visit
    Casa do Alentejo

    Beautiful hidden palace.

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    Outside visit
    Estação do Rossio

    Learn about the Manueline style and a mysterious king who disappeared in a foggy day...

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    Outside visit
    Largo do Carmo

    The ruins of the 1755 earthquake.

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    Elevador de Santa Justa

    See the Pombaline houses.

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    Outside visit
    Trindade Brewery

    Restaurants located in a 700 years-old monastery.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Igreja de São Roque

    Absolutely, a lot of gold!

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    Outside visit
    Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara

    One of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city.

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    Outside visit
    Bairro Alto

    The bohemian district of Lisbon.

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    Outside visit
    Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo

    Charming street with yellow trams and the river at the back.

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    Outside visit
    Miradouro of Santa Catarina

    Finish the tour with the legend of Adamastor.

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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Bianca 19 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Eduardo knew everything about Lisbon and Portugal! He explained everything in a smooth, fun way! The beers in the end were an extra! Cheers!
Cleide 16 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
We were impressed! Eduardo has a deep knowledge about Lisbon and Portuguese history in general and was able to deliever the content of the tour in an amusing fashion.
Jade 09 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
I attended to a few tours in my life, but none of them were like Eduardo's tour. It was the most amazing, fun and informative tour I've ver been to!
Deborah 05 May 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Eduardo has a profound knowledge of the History of Lisbon and was able to explain it to us in a fantastic matter! We were surprised how fast the tour went by and we had a lovely time drinking some beers with him afterwards! Congratulations, Eduardo!
Carlinda 02 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
It was a very nice experience to be guided by Eduardo, because of his historical knowledge and old traditions of Portuguese culture. With the same expertise, our guide gave us the opportunity to know - with very important and clear speeches - "touristic" places, as well as peculiar, unique ones. Eduardo is an amazing person and a very polite guide. Next time in Lisbon, I hope to count with him and his amazing stories and fundaments about the places I couldn't visit this time.
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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 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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