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Free Walking Tour of Mouraria
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Free Walking Tour of Mouraria

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The tour was great and tour guide (Nu No?) really knew his history!
10 Amanda
  • English English
  • 2.5 hours

From a Medieval Moorish Quarter to the birthplace of fado, Lisbon's Mouraria district is full to bursting with history and culture. Discover it on this free walking tour!

Mouraria Free Walking Tour Itinerary

Begin your free walking tour of one of Lisbon's most historic neighbourhoods meeting your guide in front of the statue in Praça da Figuera, in the heart of the city centre. From here, you'll stroll through the Portuguese capital's colourful hilly streets, ready to discover Mouraria.

This neighbourhood - and its name - has its origins as a Moorish ghetto. A Muslim population lived in the area from the 8th century and remained there, despite the Reconquista, until the mid-12th century, after which it became populated by fishermen. It is still characterised by its multicultural environment thanks to groups of immigrants who have settled here from all over the world, and you'll notice the international influence as you walk.

Your route will take you to Praça Martim Moniz, the starting point for the emblematic number 28 tram, before immersing you in the Portuguese capital's legendary history as you explore the Cerca Fernandina, part of the Medieval fortified city walls.

Discover Lisbon's cultural heritage next, visiting the Monument to Fado and learning all about the unique Portuguese music genre, before hearing all about the great Portuguese writers, admiring the city's famous street art, and seeing the country's first sound film cinema.

Having explored Mouraria and visited the Jardim da Cerca Graça and Bairro da Graça as well, your free walking tour will come to an end near the Jardim Botto Machado and the National Pantheon.

Please note: on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the 10:30 am tour will finish at the Feira da Ladra fleamarket.

You decide the price!

Our guides work exclusively for tips received from visitors. At the end of your tour, you'll be invited to pay the price you think their service deserves.

Important information

  • It is not possible to reserve this free tour of Mouraria if you're a group of more than 6 people. If this is the case, you should reserve a private tour instead.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of 3 children per adult.

Price

Adults Children under 12 years old
Free walking tour in English
Free
Free

Free walking tour in English

  • Adults

    Free
  • Children under 12 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

2.5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Lisbon).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Free!

Meeting point

In front of the statue in Praça da Figuera.

Cancellations

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

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