Lisbon - Post-earthquake Lisbon

Post-earthquake Lisbon

(155 reviews)
The Square of Commerce, Lisbon, Portugal
30 mins

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 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 an 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 using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Linda S.

23 February 2021

Ines is a fantastic guide, the best so far! Ines is very knowledgeable and informative, very friendly too, always taking time to answer questions and even to walk back to a place on the tour if someone asks to se it again! Full of good advice and interesting history, makes me want to visit the country very much.

Yasmin K.

22 February 2021

Brilliant tour of the history of Lisbon :) would highly recommend a tour with her

Jo-Ann R.

21 February 2021

Ines shared a lot of historical details with a kind and interesting presentation.

Hetal J.

21 February 2021

Always a pleasure!

Dyan H.

21 February 2021

Really enjoyed this - having done other Lisbon tour this helped to understand how it hangs together

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