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The Heartbeat of Ancient Lisbon

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The Heartbeat of Ancient Lisbon

392 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
culture walk

The Heartbeat of Ancient Lisbon

culture walk

The Heartbeat of Ancient Lisbon

392 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish

What you'll do

We will be boarding on a time traveling machine that will take us through centuries of history to understand why the city looks the way it does, what are the popular beliefs and what does it mean to live for a day in the shoes of a Portuguese? We will go ON and OFF the beaten path to understand better this city of contrasts, of mysteries and legends. We will be exploring four of the most iconic neighborhoods of the city: BAIXA, the whole area rebuilt after the most catastrophic event in the history of Portugal, in a very peculiar architectural style; MOURARIA, the most atypical-typical Portuguese neighborhood and birthplace of FADO music; CASTELO, where the Castle proudly stands; ALFAMA, to be touched by an incredible community spirit, among some of the city's oldest residents. From the hidden alleys to some of the most stunning PANORAMIC VIEWS (Miradouros, for the Portuguese language lovers) we will be admiring incredible pieces of STREET ART. We will learn not to live like a local, but to understand like a local. We will get familiarized with the country’s SYMBOLS, we will elucidate the mystery of this fish that is not fished in Portugal, but it is eaten more than any other local fish and we will find out what is our GRANNY'S CURE for all matter of illnesses. Bring your good vibes and get ready to be amazed! This is a FAMILY friendly tour!

Your hosts

Dear traveler, When we are not in Lisbon showing people around the city that we are blessed enough to call HOME, we are out exploring the world. As travelers, we know how it is like to be in a new city and how overwhelming can be when everything looks incredible and you are afraid of missing out. We designed this tour so you could have a better understanding of the city and plan the rest of your trip by knowing how/where to eat like a local and how to move around the city, making sure that we take you to those places that you really can't miss. What brought us together (Anca&Elena) is a great passion for this city and a burning desire to share our love for Portugal with people that come to visit us in Lisbon. Let us reveal the its and bits of our Love Letter to Portugal! Looking forward to welcoming you, Anca&Elena
Elena
Elena
Anca
Anca

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Where you'll be

We will explore Saint Jorge's hill, with its hidden, maze like paths, getting lost, but knowing exactly where we go, we will take pictures in gorgeous overlooks, we will appreciate street art murals and understand why we have so much street art in Lisbon. We will have the chance to meet some of the oldest residents of the city and encounter an incredible community spirit in the city's oldest neighborhood: Alfama.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
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Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Water

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The Heartbeat of Ancient Lisbon
392 reviews
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392 reviews
From Previous price:£23 £19/person