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Free Walking Tour of Mouraria
Activities in Lisbon

Free Walking Tour of Mouraria

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The tour was great and tour guide (Nu No?) really knew his history!
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We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

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!

Exploring Lisbon's Mouraria district
The historic streets of Mouraria
Portraits of Portuguese singers lining the streets

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 Dom Pedro IV. 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.

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.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

Yes.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Free cancellation

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

Meeting point

Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio Square).