Bert is an architect and writer, and holds an MA in architectural engineering and cultural sciences. Born in Belgium, in the past decade he has lived and worked in architectural consultancy, writing and academia in Amsterdam, Beijing, and Shanghai and that before relocating to Lisbon in 2018. He is the co-director of "MovingCities", an independent research organization investigating the role that architecture and urbanism play in shaping the contemporary city. Bert has been living in China from 2006 to 2018, and has a great understanding of Lisbon's historic, cultural, Jewish and architectural past and present, an interest he has been developing since his first visit to the city in 2003.
Patrícia Brum is a Portuguese archaeologist who also holds a Master's degree in Museum Studies. She focused her thesis on the museum planning of the Roman collection of Tróia (Portugal), the archaeological site she has been working on for the past decade. She has also worked at Núcleo Arqueológico da Rua dos Correeiros (an archaeological site in downtown Lisbon) and at the Science Museum. Currently living in Lisbon, her favorite part of the city is its magical light.
Estela Mendes is an art historian. Born and raised in Lisbon, she has been teaching about the beauty of the world for the past 11 years. After working in national palaces in Portugal, Estela moved to London where she spent 5 years working at museums like Buckingham Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Her background in art history gives a special view of the history of the city, using art to illustrate historical facts. She likes to walk through quiet streets and show small secrets to those who have never been to Lisbon.
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Praça do Comércio, Church of São Roque, Santa Justa Lift, Carmo Convent, Chiado Neighborhood, Bairro Alto Neighborhood, and Baixa Neighborhood
Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Pastéis de Belém, and Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries)
Quinta da Regaleira and National Palace of Sintra
Your choice of sites
Various Specialty Food Shops