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Let’s get lost in the streets of Alfama Live Tour

Lisbon, Portugal Architecture, History
  • Languages English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
  • Duration 60 Minutes

Let’s start our adventure at the viewpoint of Portas do Sol, from where we can admire the glittering Tagus river and the rooftops of the old Alfama dwellings. Here we will learn about the former moorish wall of the city, its conquest by the Christians in the 12th century and the urban development and sprawling of the old city.

At a distance we can see where our flea market takes place, the Vasco da Gama bridge and the south bank of the river. From here we will use our legs and walk down the steps into the narrow streets of the Alfama district, formerly inhabited by the Moors and then transformed by the Christians along the following centuries. Partially destroyed by the earthquake of 1755 and rebuilt after it, it kept its urban layout and became a lower class district until recently.

Nowadays, elderly locals mingle with students and young families, and we will see some of the local businesses and services that serve the densely populated Alfama, from a bakery to the butcher and the ginginha (our local cherry liqueur) seller, passing by the local clothing “washing place”. We will end our walk by the Fado Museum, our traditional song that I will tell you about so you can long for another visit to Lisbon!

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  • Group Ticket

    We're trying to keep things as personal as possible, but sometimes sitting around one device isn't an option. If you want to share the experience with loved ones who can't be with you, add a Group Ticket for up to 5 extra devices!

    25 €
  • Photographs

    Ask your host to take a photo at any point during the tour. You can even direct them to the exact spot that you want to have captured! The photos will have a high resolution and will be sent to you after the tour has finished.

    Free
  • You've got mail!

    Are you a postcard lover? Choose one from the many shops on the way and your host will mail it to you after the tour!

    5 €
  • Souvenir

    What's a visit without a souvenir? Your host will buy one for you while on the call! You can choose between a small fridge-magnet, keyring or statuette and it will be posted to you after the tour has finished.

    20 €

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Hosted By Inês

Inês

Born and raised in Portugal, I am the daughter of a Portuguese French teacher and a Peruvian musician and crafter.
I have been a licensed guide for my beautiful country since 2008, always investing in increasing my knowledge on its history, culture, food and way of life. As a national guide, I have traveled extensively throughout my country but also abroad, as I worked as a tour manager until 2017. Since then, I have been specializing even more in my home city, Lisbon, and its surroundings, being a full-time local guide and putting to use my storytelling engaging techniques.
In my spare time I am currently studying therapeutic massage and learning how to sew. I love reading, gardening and dancing.

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