Learn about Lisbon's African roots

Lisboa, Portugal

Experience hosted by Naky

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

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Learn how African culture, food, and music have been a part of Lisbon for centuries. During 4 hours walk, we'll explore the city of Lisbon discoverying its African unrevealed history of the enslaved. We will share about the role of Portugal in the slave trade and its colonial history.
Please note this is a 4 hours walking tour that may be improving for elder people, children or people who are not used to walk that long even though the pace is very slow and Lisbon is hilly.

Come and check with us the africans influence on the city and visit areas where African diaspora live and work. We may have the opportunity to listen some live african music , try African snacks and drinks, browse African shops, get in touch with the african community.
Our journey will take us to an african restaurant at the end of the tour where we have lunch/dinner together ( price not included ).
You may need to bring some snacks and water.
Bring some cash money with you for the restaurant as they don’t take card.
A warmth and conviviality moment to make new friends.
Other things to note
Wear comfortable shoes with good tread for Lisbon's slippery streets.

Bring an umbrella or raincoat in the rainy season and a hat for sunny days.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE DESCRIPTION

Learn how African culture, food, and music have been a part of Lisbon for centuries. During 4 hours walk, we'll explore the city of Lisbon discoverying its African unrevealed history of the enslaved. We will share about the role of Portugal in the slave trade and its colonial history.
Please note this is a 4 hours walking tour that may be improving for elder people, children or people who are…

What's included

  • Drinks

Meet your Host, Naky

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Originally from Togo, I have a passion for history, especially the intersection of African and Portuguese history. I love to share my experience with guests and I look forward to taking you around my new city.
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From $40/ person

This time is popular
$40 per person
Join 2 other guests
$40 per person

Where you'll be

We'll stroll around some of the places rich in African presence in Lisbon, including Praça do Comércio plaza, Rossio square, and the São Bento and Bairro Alto neighborhoods.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 352 reviews.

Sekai
November 2021
One of the best experiences I’ve had in years. It was a very important tour. History is always difficult when it’s being told with truth and Naky tells the history of this city and this country so beautifully. The tour is also an incredible opportunity to make friends with other like-minded folks and we had a pretty amazing group with us. It was a great day in Lisbon and I’m eternally grateful.
Alison
November 2021
We loved the tour. Even more, we loved the people who joined the tour. They were so interesting and diverse. We highly recommend this tour to everyone who visits Lisbon.
Emily
November 2021
An absolute must if you are in Lisbon and are interested in history. Naky is a fantastic speaker and storyteller who encourages conversation and discussion, and creates an inclusive and stimulating environment. We enjoyed every second of it and would thoroughly recommend to anyone of any background to learn more about Portuguese and African history.
Linecia
November 2021
Naky's experience was amazing, well-organized, and engaging. He is such a personable guide who made me feel at home in Lisboa. I have named him the African Ambassador of Lisboa! I also met some great peole on his tour. This was my favorite experience while in Lisboa and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand and experience the African history of Lisboa.
Sianay
November 2021
This experience is so powerful and an important historical lesson where you will learn so much. It can be heavy, but Naky is such a gifted host - he guides you through a dark history of Lisbon, while also fostering an environment of belonging and light-heartedness. It was such a treat and I met a fantastic group I continue to be in touch with!
Jerald
November 2021
The best tour I've ever experienced. A great value for visitors of all races and Portuguese people as well. The tour offers a unique perspective, Naky is extremely well-informed and friendly. I learned a ton during my time and had great fun. Naky even gave us tips on other things to do around Lisbon. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Choose from available dates

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  • Sat, Dec 4
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $40 per person
  • Sat, Dec 18
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $40 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

A good camera

Wear good shoes, no heels