Post-earthquake Lisbon

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The Square of Commerce, Lisbon, Portugal
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Did you know that all of Lisbon’s downtown has been destroyed by a huge earthquake on the day of All Saints in 1755? We will start our tour at the Commerce Square, gateway of a city turned to the river for centuries, and we will find out how this square is related to the end of monarchy in Portugal, even if it was home to the royal palace way before that. We cannot miss checking out the post-earthquake buildings, meant to be inserted in a new, well organized and functional city, opposite to its former labyrinthic layout. Let us find out what would happen to these buildings if we ever had another earthquake!


Meet your local guide

Inês

Inês has been a licensed guide in Portugal since 2008. Her mother was a French and Portuguese teacher who fell in love with a Peruvian musician and craftsman in Paris. She considers herself a storyteller with a wide range of interests, from history to gastronomy, growing food in her small garden, hiking in the company of her wonderful dog and dancing. She is currently taking a massage course and learning how to sew! All in all, this means that Inês loves to explore different layers and perspectives of Lisbon, its culture and to share it with others!

Inês has been guiding since Aug 2008


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Lisbon with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Lisbon. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer or tablet.


Reviews from travellers

Lili

27 November 2020

Very informative tour , Ines was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the tour , thank you !

Gillian

27 November 2020

Excellent and very informative. Lisbon is a beautiful city that I would love to visit and take a ride in the lift that she showed us Sounds a wonderful place to explore.

Marta

27 November 2020

Interesting tour!!!

Kate

26 November 2020

It widened my knowledge of other places meaningfully. A girl many years ago in public school in Canada whose name was Dasilva was from Portugal. She had dark,curly hair and was happy and friendly in a way most Canadian kids weren’t. I have never forgotten her and it was about 58 years ago.

BJ

26 November 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed it! Will join for another tour with Ines.


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