Alfama and Mouraria Free Tour - Discover the oldest neighbourhoods in Lisbon and the origins of this wonderful city

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on March 03, 2018

Hi Lisbon Walking Tours is a local company founded to provide tours with small groups for a better experience of the city and take you out of the beaten track to show the authentic Lisbon. Our team of local guides, are very knowledgeable, well informed, entertaining and free to give their touch according to the expectation of each group. We are passionate about Lisbon and would like to share this love with you providing the best walking tours around the city and showing why Lisbon has become such a popular destination recently, with its charming streets, lovely architecture, colorful houses and fantastic weather.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Join us on a fantastic tour around Alfama and Mouraria, the oldest neighborhoods in Lisbon and discover the origins of this incredible city, which is one of the oldest ones in Europe.

For over 3000 years, different civilizations left their mark in Lisbon. The Phoenicians, the Romans, the Visigoths, the Moors and finally the Christians, led by the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques.

From the shores of the Tagus river up to São Jorge Castle, you will be able to feel the mix of cultures so unique to Lisbon and learn a bit more about its history, culture and curiosities. The charming narrow streets, the famous “azulejos” on the walls, the clothes on the balconies, the iconic trams, the many steps up and down, the delicious local food, the friendly locals and the soul of the Portuguese culture, Fado.

Our team of local guides, are very knowledgeable, well informed, entertaining and free to give their touch to guarantee the best tour!

Some places we'll see on this tour: 

  • Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square)
  • Augusta Street Arch
  • Sé Cathedral
  • Casa dos Bicos
  • The streets of Alfama
  • St. Antony's Church
  • Portas do Sol viewpoint
  • The National Pantheon
  • St. Vincent's Church
  • Santa Luzia viewpoint
  • St. George Castle
  • The old wall of Lisbon
  • The streets of Mouraria
  • The oldest house in Lisbon
  • The incredible street art of Lisbon
  • 25th of April Bridge
  • Christ the King
  • Vasco da gama Bridge 
  • and many more.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Praça do Comércio MB, 1100-083 Lisboa...
    Praça do Comércio MB, 1100-083 Lisboa, Portugal
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    Look out for the orange umbrella at Praça do Comércio (the Commerce Square), next to the statue in the middle

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Sé Catedral de Lisboa
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Casa dos Bicos
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Miradouro das Portas do Sol
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Largo de São Miguel
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Panteão Nacional
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Igreja de São Vicente de Fora
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Ponte Vasco da Gama
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Miradouro de Santa Luzia
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Castelo de S. Jorge
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Miradouro do Chão do Loureiro
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Ponte 25 de Abril
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Cristo Rei

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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Vrenegor 01 Oct 2023

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Travelled in family - Oct 2023
It was great. Thank you Bruno!
Marta 01 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Súper recomendable recorrer las calles de estos barrios con Sergio para conocer más de lo típico de Lisboa.
Daiane 01 Oct 2023
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Pensei em visitar sozinha mas a melhor decisão que tive que foi conhecer o lugar com a Hi Lisbon. Mais seguro e com riqueza de informações. A guia trouxe um ótimo olhar sobre a história do local antiga e atual, bebemos um drink típico muito interessante e informações importantes sobre a melhor forma de conhecer as paisagens. Só achei desagradável o tom que usou ao recusar minha oferta pelo passeio. Não troquei euros em nota e tinha algumas moedas. Então, queria oferecer basicamente tudo o que tinha mas pareceu pouco. De qualquer forma, também pode ser algo cultural. Até a próxima. :)
Olga 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Very fun and authentic
Wendy 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Incredible tour! Attentive guide, knowledgeable and considerate. Provide some historical info while providing real time info as well. Always open for questions and provided great areas to consider adventuring to. Wonderful!!!
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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
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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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