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  2. Lisbon
  3. Mouraria

Lisbon: History for a Cause Private Tour

Product ID: 184502
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A guided tour to visit the old streets of Mouraria and the charming downtown and Chiado, learning about Lisbon's history through the memories of the elderly. Part of the profits will go to the organization AMPMV which gives support to the local elderly.
About this activity
Duration 150 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Polish, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the old neighbourhood of Mouraria with its characteristic streets
  • Walk through downtown Lisbon and Chiado, hearing stories about street vendors and local commerce
  • Enjoy a moment of shared memories
  • Experience a walking tour which is supporting a social cause
Full description
You will meet with your guide in Martim Moniz right in front of the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Saúde, a landmark to one of the most important processions held in the city every year in May. From this place you will find out about a strange open air market, the first cinema to be built in the city which played a major role of many people's childhood memories.

You will also experience the multicultural and lively mood this part of the city provides. You will walk through the neighborhood of Mouraria where you will discover the local traditions, and Fado music which is also linked to this place. You will find out about the first taverns and how people used to wash their clothes before modern advances in technology. While walking through the downtown area you will hear the stories of street vendors who came to the streets each morning, providing different music to Lisbon.

Walking up to Chiado you will discover more about the commercial life in the area, including a window shop contest and the Christmas lights. All of them are sharing memories from the elderly who still live in the historical center of the city, and in this way, this walking tour was built through these memories and is an enriching, sharing experience. Booking this tour is also helping a cause, with part of the profit going to AMPMV (Associação Mais Proximidade, Melhor Vida) which gives support to the elderly who reside in the historical center of the city.
Includes
  • 2.5-hour walking tour with a local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the program
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Nossa Senhora da Saúde church, Rua da Mouraria 1

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes appropriate to the weather conditions