Alfama and Mouraria Free Tour: History versus Modern Facts
Overview of the tour in Lisbon
Cross the downtown of Lisbon, follow the old medieval walls, and enter Mouraria and Alfama, the oldest neighborhoods of the city that survived almost intact to the great earthquake of 1755, the birthplaces of Fado, where the true multicultural colors of Lisbon show up, ending up at some of the best sightseeing overlooks in Lisbon. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, we end near the famous flea market held on those days. :)
Learn the history and legends of the old town most representative neighborhoods, told by real local guides, getting a truly personal and insightful view on Lisbon, walking through the city's narrow alleys up and downhill, lost in time on a genuine "back to the past" tour.
Along the way, we will be visiting points of interest in the historic center of the city on an entertaining and informal guided tour where history, stories, and fun facts combine together.
This activity includes:
- Church of St. Dominic
- Feira da Ladra
- Praça da Figueira
- Church of São Vicente de Fora
- Miradouro das Portas do Sol
- Lisbon Cathedral
- Martim Moniz
- São Cristovão
- Miradouro da Graça
- Real Portuguese Local Guide
- Honest and Reliable Content on the origins of Lisbon since the Phoenician period and crossing through the Roman, Visigoth, Muslim periods, Middle Ages and Jewish Persecution
- Walking tour through the oldest neighbourhoods of Lisbon: Mouraria and Alfama
- Exterior Visit to Historical Sites and Monuments
- Inside Visit to the Church of Saint Dominic
- Ending point at some of the best viewpoints of Lisbon
Praça Dom Pedro IV
Join us a bit before 10:30 by the statue at the center of Praça Dom Pedro IV. Our team is easy to identify using white umbrellas with our company branding Live History Walking Tours.
Please take special attention that it is not the subway or train station called Rossio, but a big oval square called Praça Dom Pedro IV with a statue on a high pedestal and two fountains on each side.
Things to note
Comfortable shoes and a water bottle are advisable.
These are free walking tours: donations are asked for at the end, so do not forget us when the time comes to pass the hat :)
Children don't need to be accounted for when making a reservation (up to 16 y.o.).
Baby strollers should be avoided on this tour because there are a lot of hilly paths and stairs.
Travel agencies should make bookings only when providing direct customer detailed info.
You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.