Graça & Mouraria Free Tour

SUNSET
FREE TOUR

Lisbon Sunset Free Tour
Tradition & Multiculturalism

Our Sunset Free Tour will take you through two of the most loved neighbourhoods of Lisbon. In this two-and-a-half-hour tour you will lose yourself in the multiculturalism of Mouraria and the viewpoints of Graça. We will finish at Jardim Botto Machada, a true sanctuary in the city.    We will begin our Lisbon Sunset Free Tour from Praça da Figueira and enter Mouraria at the Largo Trigueiros where we will reveal to you how immigrants from all over the world turned this old decaying neighborhood into a vibrant lively multicultural place where exquisite Asian restaurants are next door to traditional Fado Restaurants and European handicraft shops. Next to Escadinhas de São Cristóvão and its amazing Fado Mural dedicated to Maria Severa, we will discover the historical origins of Fado and what inspired the Portuguese to create such heartfelt melancholic music. But no Graça & Mouraria Free Tour would be complete without visiting what is probably the most ancient house in Lisbon at Largo da Achada or the decaying Palácio Rosa and its beautiful baroque entrance. Did you know that the first Jesuit house is just around the corner? As we start climbing the Colina de São Jorge, one of the historical 7 hills of Lisbon, we will discover one of Lisbon’s best kept secrets, the Jardim da Cerca Graça, an oasis hidden in the mazy streets of Lisbon. At the top of the garden, we will admire one of Lisbon’s most enchanting views with the Igreja da Graça and the Castelo de São Jorge enframed by the river Tagus. ​ We have now reached the Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, which every Lisboner still calls Miradouro da Graça. As the church bells echo behind you, let yourself be carried away by this sweeping view of Lisbon where King Afonso Henriques is said to have camped his troops in preparation for the Siege of Lisbon in 1147. On the Graça & Mouraria Free Tour history can suddenly jump ahead eight centuries and we find ourselves facing Villa Sousa, one of Lisbon's many working-class villages and the famous Botequim of the poet and writer Natália Correia, a place of bohemia, culture and political gatherings. We descend next to the old Convento das Mónicas, later a jail, where one of the most notable Portuguese swindlers was imprisoned, who was called the People's Banker, Dona Branca. The Lisbon Sunset Free Tour is now coming to an end. And what a finish! There is still time to visit the Church of São Vicente de Fora and the National Pantheon, two of Lisbon's monumental iconsy. We finish at Jardim Botto de Machado where you can let yourself be carried away by the passing of time and the Tagus River. Our Lisbon Sunset Free Tour is an original tour, never done before, that will fill you up, believe us.

 
 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mouraria and Multiculturalism

  • The Origin of Fado and Fado Vadio: Severa and Fernando Maurício

  • Largo da Achada and the Oldest House in Lisbon

  • The Rose Palace and the Lavadeiras Fountain

  • The First Jesuit House in Portugal

  • Origin of the Graça district
    Jardim da Cerca Graça (Garden of Graça Fence)

  • Graça Belvedere

  • Working-class villas of Graça
    Natália Correia and her Pub Botequim

  • Convent of Mónicas

  • São Vicente de Fora Church and Convent

  • National Pantheon

  • ...and much more!

Graça & Mouraria Tour

Other Information

 

Group Policiy

 

 

 

Minimum number of participants.

Groups of 7 or more are always welcomed. In this case, we require a prepayment of 10€ per adult and 5€ per youngster (14 - 18 years). This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication of our guides.

 

Please note that this Free Tour only takes place with a minimum of 4 adult participants.

How long does the Free Tour take?

In what language is the Free Tour?

The Free Tour lasts around 2h30. 

 

​The tour is exclusively in English.​

What's included in the tour?

What's not included in the tour?

The tour includes a local English-speaking guide expert in our history and ready to give you great tips to make your stay in Lisbon unforgettable.

 

The tour does not include transportation, entrance to monuments or meals.

How do I book the Free Tour?

You can book your Free Tour by clicking the Book Now button on this page, then choose the date and complete the booking form. You will receive your confirmation immediately. If you have any difficulties please contact us by email, phone or Whatsapp:

hello@takefreetours.com | +351 914 059 080

Is booking mandatory?

​Booking is usually not mandatory you can just show up at our meeting point and join the Free Tour. Although it is recommended especially during public holidays and festivities, at such dates you should book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

How do I get my ticket?

​Once you book the Free Tour a Booking Confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive the confirmation email check your spam or contact us.

You do not need to print the confirmation, you can present it to our team on your phone/tablet at the beginning of the Free Tour.

Is the Free Tour accessible?

No. This Free Tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.

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