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Private Tour: Lisbon Walking Tour
"Meet your guide in central Lisbon and set off on your private walking tour of this fascinating city.Stop first in Rossio Square (Praça do Rossio) Lisbon’s main meeting place since the Middle Ages. Gaze at the fountains and buildings and admire the 19th-century black and white wave-shaped mosaics that cover the square.Walk to Restauradores Square (Praça dos Restauradores) where a 98-foot (30-meter) high obelisk commemorates Portugal’s independence from Spain in 1640. Here take in the art deco Eden Theatre building 18th-century Foz Palace and Liberdade Avenue the 19th-century boulevard that is Lisbon’s main lifeblood.Also
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Family Tour: Essential Lisbon
"First time family visitors to Lisbon? Then this is the perfect walking tour for you. You'll be introduced to the most important sights of the city center and invite you and your family to discover some hidden treasures. Did you know that Portugal had a r you and your kids will get to know the neighborhoods of Baixa Bica Bairro Alto and Chiado while walking through the various districts. Hear some of the fascinating stories that are being told about Lisbon and its inhabitants the ‘alfacinhas’ (little lettuce heads as they are called). Learn about the most important symbols of the city and biggest events in Lisbon’s history: the conquest of the city the Discoveries
From EUR40.00
 
Private Tour: Lisbon Old City
"This tour combines the old districts of Alfama Mouraria and Graça. Stopping at the famous viewpoints of Senhora do Monte and Portas do Sol and continue to São Jorge Castle and the monuments of the Old Cathedral the Pantheon and São Vicente Church. Pick up at the hotel or at other point of your convenience near the city center. Visit the authentic Lisbon full of historic highlights. Brush up on Portuguese history visit culturally diverse neighborhoods and admire classical architecture. Explore the vibrant Mouraria. Taste some delicious Portuguese pastries along with an Espresso. You will have plenty of time to enjoy each point and take your photos."""
From EUR60.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Portugal

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Food and drink

Ginginha do Carmo is the most recent hype in terms of Ginja. You can find it in several places, all freshly built, so it's not a place with big traditions and a story behind. For me, it's too sweet....
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Social Apartment Blocks

Besides the pittoresque fishermen houses, that you still can find near the fishermen beach and at other places in the old town, the newer extensions to Albufeira are partly build with apartment...
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local architecture

While the climate is described as Mediterranean, the low cloud descends the mountain, there is quite an eerie feel when walking the narrow streets and lanes. The rainy times are in autumn and spring...
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Storks

You can hardly fail to noticed the profusion of storks' nests, and the storks themselves, when wandering around Faro, provided you look up. The Iberian peninsula is one of the main breeding areas for...
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Events&Street Activities

5th June 2003 on the Largo Luis de Camoes. From June the 3rd to the 8th it took place in Evora the BIME-Bienal International Marioneta of Evora. Only puppet show and related arts. Puppet manipulators:...
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Graffiti

I've hardly ever seen a city with as many graffiti as Coimbra. While very often graffiti are just bloated letters with a sprayer's tag, Coimbra's graffiti is almost always political. We've seen lots...
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Cataplana

Cataplana is both the name of a dish and a pan. It is shaped like two clam shells hinged at one end. Traditionally it was made of copper. It has probably Moorish origin. Cataplana as food is a slow...
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Useful information about Lisbon

The Guarda Nacional Republicana at the Largo do Carmo is well guarded. The Guarda Nacional Republicana was founded in 1801 asthe Guarda Real de Policia (Royal Police Guard). These are special...
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Cleaning The Streets

I was a bit surprised to see how the local streets are cleaned. It's still mostly manual labour. I have no idea, why there are no mechanized means being used. Well, the personal touch and precense...
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fountains

I decided to walk up the steep hill to the Moorish Castle and walked past the Sabuga Fountain and noticed a couple of people filling up large water bottles and placing them in a van. I’m sure it was...
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Mudflat Foragers

One thing I noticed during my wanderings were people out on the mudflats at low tide with sticks and buckets obviously looking for things. I was intrigued as to what they were doing and so watched...
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People

You may come across a local school class during your Évora visit. The custom to wear the same colour hats is not new; I saw that in Germany as well, but as far as I know it's invented in Japan. Maybe...
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Social interactions

Portuguese are traditionally catholics, tradition that is fading, mainly in the big cities. Here and there religion is mixed with popular beliefs with stronger manifestations than the official...
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Fado music

Fado first appeared in Portugal at the end of the eighteenth century, as a nostalgic form of song favoured by sailors. Its name derives from the Latin word fatum, meaning 'fate' or 'destiny', being...
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Vila da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-133, Portugal
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Top Things to Do in Portugal

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Castelo de São Jorge

Since its Moorish beginnings, the Castelo de Sao Jorge has taken a beating, but it has not really seen much action. The castle was built by the Moors, but taken in a rare success during the Second...
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Ribeira

A central point for any tourist trip to Porto, the Praca da Ribeira is a popular area, and with good reason. It sits directly on the river, and gives stunning views of the Dom Luis I bridge it sits...
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Old Town

Walk along lots of avenidas (avenues) and travessas (lanes). You will find lots of restaurants; various nice shops and some surprises; as a house (now a restaurant) decorated with shells (see my last...
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Castelo dos Mouros - Moorish Castle

The Moorish castle, of Muslim foundation, dates back to the Islamic rule and achievements of D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, never battled because its function was not to defend the...
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Blandy’s Wine Lodge Tour

The Blandy’s Wine Lodge Tour came highly recommended so we put it on our “Must Do” list There are 3 tours offered and we took the middle option, “The Premium Tour” – This lasted about 45 minutes and...
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Slave Market - Mercado de Escravos

It is simply not true that this structure is 'Europe's first slave market', although that fact is often firmly stated. The Romans were importing slaves from Africa (and elsewhere) and selling them...
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