1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Portimão

Portimão: 2-Hour Walking Historical Tour

Product ID: 104708
Discovery the historical and economic significance of Portimão and the Algarve story on this tour.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discovery the history of modern Portimão
  • Experience a historical walking tour with a local guide
  • Learn about its economic development at the end of the 20th-century
Full description
Discovery the history of modern Portimão, born during the reign of D. Afonso V (1463) with the granting of privileges to a town that would eventually receive the name of Vila Nova de Portimão and be surrounded by walls. Apart of the period of expansion during the Discoveries, Portimão grew with international trade, energized by navigation on the African coast.

However, the earthquake of 1755 brought great destruction to the city, followed by a reduction of economic activity that would only regain new vigor at the end of the century with the development of trade and export of nuts, milling, fishing and fish preserving.

Portimão was promoted to city status in 1924 by the then President of the Republic, the Portimonian writer Manuel Teixeira Gomes.
Includes
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People with vertigo

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