Free tour around the Baixa including viewpoint & break

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: German
Guru: Niels
Quality Verified Registered on December 15, 2023

Hi, my name is Niels, I am living in Lisbon since 2015, I work here as a German teacher. I am very interested in history, culture, art and politics and I am always eager to learn more about this wonderful city. Are you, too? ūüėČ

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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

One thing in advance: you are welcome to bring another person with you spontaneously!

(I am also available for larger groups upon special request!)

But now to the description ;-)

Are you looking for orientation, information and fun?

Then let me take you on my tour around the Baixa, the historic lower town of Lisbon!

Together we will go on an inner-city safari, including a wonderful viewpoint and a well-deserved break!

The meeting and end point is the boat terminal at the Commerce Square (Pra√ßa do Com√©rcio), the ‚ÄúTerminal Fluvial Terreiro do Pa√ßo‚ÄĚ), where you will also find toilets.

At each stop on the tour you will learn a Portuguese word, so you will also get closer to the city linguistically!

Where are we going? What is it about?

1. Meeting and end point: Terminal Terreiro do Paço : Practical information & introduction

2. Trading Place : Equestrian Statue of Joseph I: The earthquake, the tsunami & the headstrong King Joseph I.

3. Trading Place : Place of the regent murder of 1908: A bouquet of flowers in the fight against lead bullets & Germans and Portugal

4. Through the Baixa to the Pra√ßa Dom Jo√£o da C√Ęmara: The Elevador da Santa Justa

5. Hotel Avendida Palace : James Bond is from Lisbon & the German ambassador makes Portugal a republic (without wanting it and without realizing it)

6. The Dominican Church : The massacre of the Jews and the centuries-long struggle of the Portuguese Jews for UN visibility… It's a matter of life and death!

7. The delicacies of Manteigaria Silva : black pork, bacalhau & the most popular sweet in Portugal: it's German and comes from Berlin! (And: why does the woman at the supermarket checkout always want to know my tax number?!)

8. Headquarters of the CDS party at Largo do Caldas : mattress in a bunk bed for ‚ā¨300/month? Or would you prefer a 4-room apartment in an old building in the center for ‚ā¨40/month? Welcome to Lisbon!

9. Break at the Miradouro do Ch√£o do Loureiro viewpoint: dream view of the Baixa

10. Alfama/ Rua da Saudade : Fado & Brazilian Funk: Dancing, singing and getting married with the blessing of the city's patron saint

11. Roman Amphitheatre : Why did the people of Cologne like to eat Portuguese canned fish in Roman times?

12. Aljube Prison Museum: The prudish dictator: kissing forbidden, God save us from Coca-Cola and why Portugal bombed Angolan villages with napalm in the 1970s

13. Cathedral : The world has been at home in Portugal since the 16th century. An African village in Lisbon and rice cultivation by Africans? Portugal and its ex-colonies today

14. Largo José Saramargo : Portugal's approach to its historical and economic situation today: Is slavery "too shocking" to talk about? Why is Portugal so poor? What does Portugal have to offer that is NOT touristy?

I look forward to you!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Estação Ferroviária do Sul e Sueste, ...
    Estação Ferroviária do Sul e Sueste, Av. Infante Dom Henrique 1B, 1100-016 Lisboa, Portugal
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    I will be standing in front of the historic white boat terminal building with a red umbrella, under the canopy of the building, outside the building

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Commerce Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Placa Evocativa do Local do Regicídio de 1908
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hotel Avenida Palace
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Largo S√£o Domingos
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Manteigaria Silva
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Largo Adelino Amaro da Costa
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Miradouro do Ch√£o do Loureiro
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Museum Aljube Resistência e Liberdade
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Sé Catedral de Lisboa
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Rua da Saudade
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Museu de Lisboa - Teatro Romano
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Largo Jose Saramago

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 ‚ā¨10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Michael 22 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Das war eine sehr kurzweilige Tour, in der Niels uns sehr sch√∂ne Orte gezeigt hat und uns mit Informationen zu den √Ėrtlichkeiten aber auch zur Geschichte Portugals versorgt hat. Wir waren eine kleine Gruppe von 8 Personen, so dass wir z√ľgig vorangekommen sind und such jeder Niels Erkl√§rungen verstehen konnte. Wir k√∂nnen diese Tour sehr gut weiterempfehlen.
Heike 19 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Die Tour war gut strukturiert, informativ, kurzweilig, unterhaltsam. Danke an Niels f√ľr die sch√∂ne Zeit.
Martina 19 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Super Guide! Hat uns Lissabon/Portugal in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart näher gebracht.
Christa 18 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
War eine super schöne und informative Tour! Kann ich nur wärmstens empfehlen! Man merkt, dass Niels mit Herz und Seele dabei ist. Super!
Max 29 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Die Tour von Niels war eine der besten Stadttouren die ich je hatte. Geschichtliches war spannend erzählt, die portugiesische Kultur unterhaltsam näher gebracht. Sehr empfehlenswert!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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