This tour is a spicy 'general' Portugal history tour, where we will touch many points of local timeline with a special focus on ties betwen secret societies, royal family and 'hidden knowledge'. I introduce you to some important legends of portuguese history and variety of uncommon topics. My goal is go deeper than general superficial facts, but connect the dots between different layers of facts, theories and points of view
Praça da Alegria
Starting point of our tour, under branches of majestic ceiba trees. We start with the root of the story - who lived here before the territory became Portugal, what did they believe in?
Charming English style garden with an old cedar and underground reservatoir. Discover about Aqueduct of Lisbon, predating earthquake of 1755, and mystery of it's branched system of underground passegaways
Mysterious fountain in front of the house where Marques de Pombal was born. What is the supreme secret of "secret societies" and how are they connected to the indigenous tribes, and this character, who shaped modern Lisbon as well as influence history timeline of Portugal and South America
Special viewpoint of the center, overlooking Avenida de Liberdade and Restoration square. Learn about coat of arms of Lisbon and foundation myths
Charming square with ruins of Carmo monastery, which is now a museum and house of National Guard ( with 1975 revolution's musuem ). Was it romantic revolution, or coup-d-etat? What are similarities between Salazar's Portugal and life in Soviet Union
Beautiful manuelin-style masterpiece, now a suburban train station, departing point for discovering Sintra. Let's talk here a bit about the speciality of this town, where famous people of different countries, for some reason, want to posses a bit of land.
We will discover stories of various buildings in southern part of the square. Final point of the tour is psychological picture of royal family of times of D.Pedro IV, and connection to Rio de Janeiro
The endpoint of our walking tour
Praça Rossio - monument to D. Pedro IV
Transportation fee - if you are not in the central area, you might need to use public transport to arrive / depart.
Metro ticket is 1.50€, suburban train 1.80€. Recommended to purchases VivaViagem card at ticket machines (accessible at all metro/train/ferry stations) and instead of single trip charge it with 5€ "zapping" (this word is used to describe transport cards holding monetary value, instead of trips).
If during the tour you'd like to make a coffee/snack stop average price to spend is 4-5€.
Available till 25th of April
The tours are flexible so it is possible to adapt them to your needs or interests. Please use the Send a Message button to contact the guide.
Slava is very smart, personable and attentive. He most interested in the quality of his tour customer’s experience! I would recommend his tour services! Mark B.
Thank you very much Mark! Enjoy Porto! Pleasure for other guides to have a guest like Mark 8)
Slava did a great job preparing a tour customized to meet our needs, constantly adjusting the presentation to our desires. He offered historical information about downtown Lisbon, suggested less “touristy” sites and also assisted us with the logistics of navigating Lisbon on our own. The amount of time he spent with us and the information he provided far exceeded our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend a walking tour of Lisbon with Slava to anyone.
It was a real pleasure to do a tour for Philip and Angie! I hope Lisbon visit brought to you many interesting surprises, and hope you enjoy other corners of Portugal, discovering regional names for 'abatanado' coffee :)