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  2. Lisbon Metropolitan Area
  3. Sintra

Sintra Walking Tour: The Hans Christian Andersen Memories

Product ID: 218562
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On this walking tour, discover Hans Christian Andersen's memories of Sintra. You'll also become better acquainted with the Village and its surroundings - not only as they are in the present, but also through the eyes and words of an historian.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the places where Hans Christian Andersen once walked
  • Learn which aspects of Sintra have changed over the years from an historian
  • Hear about the beliefs and tales people in Sintra shared when Andersen visited
  • Find out what life in society was like back then
Full description
In 1866 Hans Christian Andersen travelled to Portugal. After a few months in Lisbon and Setúbal, he reached Sintra. Learn about what the Danish writer saw and did here on this tour.

Your guide is an historian who has studied the memories of Andersen in Sintra, as well as the history of Sintra in the 19th Century. You will start your walking tour in Sintra's historic centre and from there you will pass through a number of places - in the Village and around it - where Hans Christian Andersen also walked, as well as significant spots, untraceable nowadays, due to the man-made development that followed Andersen's time in Sintra.

The walking tour will have a duration of around 3 and a half hours (regular terrain) and the effort implied is equivalent to spending a whole afternoon strolling around touristic areas, with ups and downs.

Includes
  • Images of Sintra in the past will be shown
  • Historian guide
What’s Not Included
  • Interior of monuments are not visited
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Facing the main façade of the Sintra National Palace (the one with the two big conical white chimneys), you see, in front of the arches and the fountain, a large staircase; to your left you'll see a smaller staircase. Your Historian will be at the smaller staircase waiting for you (you can recognize him by the bearded face in the logo); Largo Rainha Dona Amélia, 2710-616 Sintra.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Appointments must be made up until 72 hours prior to the desired date
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This tour is not recommended for people with cardiac conditions
• Since it is in the mountains you will find ups and downs (in regular terrain) on the route
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