- A comprehensive view into the history and culture of Lisbon for first-time or returning visitors
- Led by an expert local guide or scholar
- Rossio Square, Church of São Roque, São Jorge Castle, Bairro Alto Neighborhood, Alfama Neighborhood, Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), Baixa Neighborhood, and Miradouro das Portas do Sol
- Church of São Roque
- Carmo Convent (exterior)
- Bairro Alto neighborhood
- Chiado neighborhood
- Praça do Comércio
- Alfama Neighborhood
- São Jorge Castle (exterior)
- Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) (exterior)
As you continue through to Alfama, you may stop to soak in some of Lisbon’s dramatic skyline from the iconic lookout point, Miradouro das Portas do Sol. Your tour will conclude in the neighborhood of one of the city's oldest structures, the Lisbon Cathedral, or Sé, where you will discuss the Christian crusaders and the aftermath of their 1147 reconquest.
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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. Her first excavation was at the Alleins Castle, in France. From 2008 to 2021, she was part of the archaeology team of the Roman Ruins of Tróia, where she developed her interest not only in the research but also in its social return and community participation in heritage conservation, leading her to develop her master's thesis in Museum Studies. Between 2016 and 2019, she participated in a European project dedicated to the study of the effects of climate change on Cultural Heritage. She is now working at the Lisbon Museum - Roman Theatre, located in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Lisbon.
Estela Mendes is an art historian. Born and raised in Lisbon, she has been teaching about the beauty of the world for many 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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