Free Tour Alfama and Mouraria
When: Every day
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2,5 hours
Dive into the depths of the capital, exploring the oldest and most exciting neighborhoods of this thousand-year-old city: Alfama and Mouraria. Sail through its intricate streets and discover the Muslim footprint that remains after more than four hundred years of domination. Discover the Arab legacy of the tile that became one of the icons of the city and find out about the city’s foundation. Unravel the details of the feat that lies behind the Christian conquest. Enjoy Lisbon’s beautiful views, soaking in the privileged location of its viewpoints, places where locals and foreigners alike gather to enjoy the picturesque scenery. Discover the Mouraria neighborhood, where you will stroll down the cradle of fado. Legend has it that in the 19th century, Maria Severa created the Saudade, the melancholic music that reflects – through its tragic melodies and profound lyrics – the country’s essence. After her, an endless number of great fadistas left their mark in the neighborhood, such as Fernando Mauricio or the famous Amalia Rodrigues. During our Free Tour Alfama and Mouraria, you will explore the part of Lisbon that has not yet been devoured by tourists, one that is apparently isolated in time and therefore better preserved, the Lisbon that sings to itself the glories of a better past. This tour will be operated by our local partners in Lisbon
Portas do Sol Observation Deck
Capelao Street - Fado History
Viewpoint of Santa Lucia
Saint George's Castle
Portuguese Tile History
Church of Saint Anthony
Martim Moniz Square
Stairs of San Cristobal
Panel of the History of Lisbon
Free Tour Alfama and Mouraria runs every day at 15:30 from D. Pedro IV Square (Rossio). No tours on the 24/12, 31/12, 12/06 in the afternoon and 25/12, 01/01 and 13/06 all day.
In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 8 people or more to join the regular tours. For larger groups, please contact us previously.
Free Tour Alfama and Mouraria lasts around 2.5h - 3h.
Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
Go to the meeting point and look for the guide carrying a blue umbrella. If you have any problems please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute. Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on the regular tours, for larger groups, please contact us previously.
We believe that everyone, no matter their budget, should be able to experience and enjoy what the world has to offer. We also believe that the price of the tour should correlate with your budget and how much you enjoyed it. Therefore, our tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis. So at the end of the tour everyone can choose to contribute with what they thought it was worth. Tour Guides work for tips only and receive no other compensation for running the tour.