On our walk, we’re going to be exploring another side of Lisbon, one that you won’t find in guidebooks. Instead, we’ll be searching for hidden remnants of the past, such as footprints of buildings and landmarks that have long since vanished. We’ll be recreating the stories that define Lisbon’s past to help us imagine what life was like during major events, such as the catastrophic earthquake of 1755 and the day the king was assassinated in 1908. We'll also imagine a typical day in an 18th-century shipyard. And after this experience, you will be plenty of ideas where to keep exploring Lisbon and the rest of Portugal.
I love travelling and visiting different places. But spending so much time abroad as a tourist myself has also made me more curious about Lisbon, the city where I was born. That’s why I became passionate about the history of Lisbon and have developed a yearning to share it with visitors to my city. For me, every walk around Lisbon is a journey of discovery that I love to share with others.
Coffee break Each of us will try a local pastry.
We’ll start our walk at D Pedro IV Square. We’ll be exploring the areas of Bairro Alto and Alfama. Along with many other sights off the beaten track, we’ll pass by one of the few remnants of the 14th-century city wall and remains of an 18th-century pre-earthquake house that’s now buried underground.