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Lagos walking tour with local historian

Lagos, Portugal

Experience hosted by Lígio

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

rban evolution of the area and the importance of this town in World history. Will reveal you the history, stories, myths, economy and society.
Celtic iron age will be revealed in where they found Lacobriga: The first urban nucleus, objects and way of Living.
Found where the Romans settled down, their activities and archaeological finds.
You will meet the Middle Ages Wall and urban Trace, that was built by the Portuguese
From the Modern Era, you will learn from Henry the Navigator, his role in the discovery movement, slaves. The Modern Era wall that today, partially surround the old town and the cemetery of slaves.
In this tour you will walk through the path of the Last Convicted to death by a civil crime, in Portugal.
Will explain why is King Dom Sebastião statue in our main square.
With gravures, old photos, photos reconstitutions that you will see in this experience, you will look to Lagos with a completely new perspective.
rban evolution of the area and the importance of this town in World history. Will reveal you the history, stories, myths, economy and society.
Celtic iron age will be revealed in where they found Lacobriga: The first urban nucleus, objects and way of Living.
Found where the Romans settled down, their activities and archaeological finds.
You will meet the Middle Ages Wall and urban Trace, that was built by the Portuguese
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Sat, Apr 17
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Meet your host, Lígio

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I was born in Lagos all time listening to stories from my uncle who was the curator of a local churche. I joined a History course in Braga University, between 2012 and 2016.
After finishing that course, I started to investigate everything my uncle had taught me in documents, books, of course he was upset. But I can say all that information given from him was accurate.
I learned also from a few erudite´s who I felt that had the same passion for research and for this city. I was lucky to know this people since they were always a reliable source.
I launched the Lagos Walking Tour Project in 2018. Lagos, and all the Algarve, they were always known because of the beautiful beaches and the exquisite cuisine. The idea of me creating this project is to be able to give another cultural offering and perspective besides all the sun and the beaches.
I was born in Lagos all time listening to stories from my uncle who was the curator of a local churche. I joined a History course in Braga University, between 2012 and 2016.
After finishing that course, I started to investigate everything my uncle had taught me in documents, books, of course he was upset. But I can say all that information given from him was accurate.
I learned also from a few erudite´s who I felt that had the same passion for research and for this city. I was lucky to…
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Where you'll be

Henry the Navigator Statue: Will reveal the importance that this Prince had in Lagos on the Slaves and in the Discoveries.
Governor's Castle: Will develop why Lagos has this historical building and its changes over the years.
Dom Sebastião Statue: in the end of this Walking Tour, you will be able to decode what this art peace represents, and why did we put it in the middle of our square.
This tour does not include admition to any buildings.
Wandi
December 2020
Ligio was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and friendly and even extended the tour to tell us more in depth information about the sites we visited. Thank you Ligio for sharing your knowledge with us! Strongly recommend you book this tour to learn more about the foundations of Lagos.
Ligio was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and friendly and even extended the tour to tell us more in depth information about the sites we visited. Thank you Ligio for sharin…
Shona
November 2020
What an awesome informative tour! So much knowledge was passed on to me today I loved Ligio’s passion for Lagos and European history .
Johannes
September 2020
It was a very nice tour with a lot of small details and information that, at the end, gave me a deeper understanding of Lagos.
Paula
September 2020
The tour was great, very enjoyable. The photographic elements certainly helped understand the history. The guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!
Leeza
August 2020
I had a very special experience with this tour! Ligio was a very friendly and super knowledgeable host, it was clear that he has a passion for the history of Lagos. He was very thorough and during the tour also showed some old photos and ancient maps, so you can compare the past and the present. I would definitely recommend joining this tour and seeing beautiful Lagos with this new knowledge!
I had a very special experience with this tour! Ligio was a very friendly and super knowledgeable host, it was clear that he has a passion for the history of Lagos. He was very tho…
Hano
July 2020
Ligio is an a m a z i n g, knowledgeable and super friendly guide. You will enjoy an unforgettable experience. I can highly recommend him. Do not visit Lagos without his tour! I had an unforgettable experience with this friendly chap :-). THANK YOU LIGIO for making my visit to Lagos so special :-) PS: Ligio is also very complying with Covid Hygiene (face mask/helmet) Measures. You will feel also very safe !
Ligio is an a m a z i n g, knowledgeable and super friendly guide. You will enjoy an unforgettable experience. I can highly recommend him. Do not visit Lagos without his tour! I h…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring Comfortable shoes. Flip flops are not recommendable.

Solar protection and a hat