Lisbon may be one of Europe’s oldest cities, but there is nothing sedentary about it — this is a bustling city with so much going on! On this unique and exciting walking tour, you will discover Lisbon’s rich and varied history. This Lisbon walking tour starts in the Bairro Alto, the nightlife centre of Lisbon. There, you will find bohemian bars and countless restaurants. Then your Rogue Historian tour guide will take you to the world’s most expensive chapel: the Church of Sao Roque. If you’ve been looking for a Lisbon History tour, then you’ve come to the right place! You will learn about the city’s many rises and falls over the centuries. The Great Lisbon Earthquake in 1755 shook the city to its very foundations. This was an old city with a lot of history that was razed to the ground by the earthquake and then rebuilt from the ground up in the Baixa district — the historic heart of the city. Lisbon and Portugal got back to its former glory and continued to prosper, before falling under Salazar’s dictatorship from 1932 – 1974. You will learn about Lisbon’s rise from the ashes of Salazar’s dictatorship before the financial ruin in 2010 and the city’s rebirth as a tech hub. The perfect in-depth historical introduction to the city
The Rogue Historians are a collection of historian's and archaeologists who love nothing more than to show you the best of Lisbon. Our guides are all fully licensed and experts in their respective fields. So let us introduce you to the team: Ian: Originally graduating with his Master's degree in Archaeology back in 2006, he quickly transitioned over to guiding, originally in Rome and then Lisbon. He has over a decade of experience as a guide. Rachel: Rachel studied Archaeology and Theology at Trinity College Dublin, before going on to start her M.Litt on the influences of religion on medicine in the ancient world. She has been a licensed tour guide for 10 years in the Vatican, Rome and now Lisbon. Fred: Our local boy, Fred is an incredibly passionate historian and guide, with an incredible depth of knowledge and storytelling ability.
The Church of São Roque: The home of what is considered the worlds most expensive chapel. Bairro Alto: A historic quarter that can appear rough around the edges but that is the charm of this beautiful area. We will also see the Elevator of Santa Justa, Baixa, Praça do Commercio, views of Christ the King statue, 25th April Beach and much more.
Lisbon Tour with Historian Expert