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Forgotten Lisbon: before the earthquake

Forgotten Lisbon: before the earthquake

Duration:3 hours total
Languages:Offered in English and Portuguese

About your host

I'm a History graduate, an international relations PhD candidate, father of one, friend of many. Born and raised in Lisbon, I traveled a lot only to realise I already lived in a magical town. I know this hilly city as the back of my hand. And I love discovering and sharing its secrets. I speak Portuguese, English and French and I understand Castilian. I'm passionate about art, music, photography…
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What we’ll do

For 3.000 years, Lisbon was shaped by Greeks, Romans, Barbarians, Muslims, Christians and Jews. Resilient city walls and strong minded people made it able to reborn out of many turmoils. The most devastating experience was the earthquake and tsunami of 1755. It destroyed the medieval city centre and the brilliant buildings of the Age of Discoveries. But Lisbon's recreation kept many elements of…

What else you should know

The tour takes 3 hours standing and walking. It's designed to minimise the physical impact, but it's not suited for people with low mobility. We'll make a stop for refreshments, snacks and toilet.

What to bring

Wear comfortable clothes & shoes, a shade and a bottle of water.
Bring a camera for special details & great stunning views.

Where you'll be

Starting at the Carmo ruins, we'll check the city's foundations and stories at Rossio. Moving to Mouraria, we'll hear of Muslim's Lisbon. By the Castle, we'll discover the Roman theatre, the large Cathedral and the city's walls incorporated in current constructions. We'll explore the tight alleys of Alfama to find a secret viewpoint and the surviving Jewish district. The imperial port area follows, ending our tour in the bright Terreiro do Paço.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

The tour takes 3 hours standing and walking. It's designed to minimise the physical impact, but it's not suited for people with low mobility. We'll make a stop for refreshments, snacks and toilet.
Bruno
history walk
Forgotten Lisbon: before the earthquake
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From $29/person
New experience
From $29/person