"We were so glad we booked this tour. We had never been to the city before and our guide shared so much invaluable information - even took us the grocery store so we could find lactose free milk. It was an excellent experience!"
Bem-vindo a Lisboa! (Welcome to Lisbon!)
Please do let us know in advance if you have specific questions so that your guide can come prepared with answers to your questions.
This tour focuses on the practical side of navigating a city like Lisbon and is based in the neighborhood where you're staying. If you'd like a historic overview, you may like our orientation tours.
We recommend organizing this tour as close to your arrival as possible.
Tiago Miranda Neiva was born and raised in Lisbon. He studied architecture in Rome and worked later in distinct offices in Portugal and Spain. For several years he was Professor of Arts and Art History, having a Master's degree in Teaching of Visual Arts. He is currently working towards a PhD focused on the Art and Architecture of al-Andalus: the confluence between the Arab, Jewish and Christian medieval world. In recent years he has been working as a tour guide in his hometown, seeking to show and reveal its most intimate secrets through an authentic and passionate local vision. He loves to read, talk and travel, and is through the contact with the diversity of the world around where he finds the particularities and answers of his own life.
Born & raised in Lisbon, MÓNICA CARRIÇO is an architect-urbanist [Master in Architecture Urban & Territorial Planning @Technical University of Lisbon] and since 2004 a member of the Portuguese Architects’ Guild. Monica first practiced in Amsterdam, the NETHERLANDS, and then lived in CHINA for 12 years [Beijing 2006/Shanghai 2009-18]. Currently back after 16 years, and living in Alfama's historic district, she develops architectural and urban research, with a focus on housing rehabilitation, community-led housing, real-estate and prop-tech. As an architecture guide, she aspires to bring a unique sense and context to the city's past and present developments, along with a broad knowledge regarding architectural, cultural and political histories. Whether exploring the city's centre or Sintra's magical 19th century constructions, Monica brings a specific focus on its local gems, along with great interest in the city's (Jewish) culture, global outreach and local neighbourhoods. When free, Mónica likes to drive Portugal's lesser know roads, exploring countryside villages, beaches and rural simpler food cultures.
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