FREE TOUR OF SLAVERY AND INQUISITION IN LISBON

Lisbon at the beginning of the 16th century became the first “Global City” in the history of mankind. People from all five continents converged on its streets, a history of lights and shadows. Join our guides to get to know the most unknown and macabre part of the Portuguese empire, slavery and the inquisition.

What is a Free Tour?

It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.

Things to do FREE TOUR OF SLAVERY AND INQUISITION IN LISBON

Lisbon at the beginning of the 16th century became the first “Global City” in the history of mankind. People from all five continents converged on its streets, a history of lights and shadows. Join our guides to get to know the most unknown and macabre part of the Portuguese empire, slavery and the inquisition.




ITINERARY


We begin in the Plaza del Comercio, next to the waters of the Tagus River, to understand how a country as small and isolated as Portugal, becomes the first to launch its ships to navigate in the unknown waters of the Atlantic Ocean.


We will show you the remains of the old port, where the slaves brought from Africa in the 15th century set foot, for the first time in Lisbon, and we will relive the hardest and most terrible moments of the slave trade in the city, which would soon become known as the “Mother of Blacks”.


We will unravel the reasons and causes that led to convert slavery into the most lucrative market in history, while we walk through the most important streets and squares of the Baixa and Mouraria neighborhoods.


The mixture of cultures aroused the suspicion of the power and the Church, the Jews would become the target of their anger, which led to their expulsion, the massacre of New Christians in 1506 and finally, the creation of the court of the Inquisition.


Rossio Square became their headquarters and witnessed the autos-da-fé, in which people suspected of being Judaizers and African slaves accused of practicing magic and Santeria perished.


We will continue the tour through the Barrio Alto, talking about the Portuguese footprint in Brazil, to reach the viewpoint of San Pedro del Alcántara and the Jardin de Príncipe Real to talk about abolitionism and colonialism in Africa and the African traces of today's Lisbon.


 


WE WILL VISIT


Commerce Square and Tagus River


Old port of Lisbon


· Campo das Cebolas


Rua do Comercio and La Baixa


Mouraria neighborhood


Martim Moniz Square


São Domingos Square


Rossio Square


Restauradores Square and Rossio Station


· Old convent of the Trinity


São Roque Square


San Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint


Garden of Príncipe Real


·    And much more….


 


Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes approx.


Price: Free Tour - Free contribution


Spanish Language


Meeting point: Praça do Comércio (Look for our light BLUE umbrella)


Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Highlights to see in FREE TOUR OF SLAVERY AND INQUISITION IN LISBON

  • plaza comercio
  • Tagus River
  • Old Port of Lisbon
  • Campo das Cebolas
  • Comercio Street
  • Baixa
  • Mouraria neighborhood
  • Martim Moniz Square
  • São Domingos Square
  • Rossio Square
  • Restauradores Square and Rossio Station
  • · Old convent of the Trinity
  • São Roque Square
  • San Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint
  • Príncipe Real Garden

Details

Duration
2 hours 15 minutes
Language
Guide in Spanish
Price

Adults and children older than 14 years old: free

Availability and starting time
Not available
When to book?
You can reserve up to before the activity

Included

Spanish guide

Excluded


Meeting point

Praça do Comércio

Conditions

How to book?
Limited availability. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability. Choose date and fill in the required fields. Secure and protected payment. You will immediately receive your booking confirmation.
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Only the exterior of the named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?
Almost fully adapted
Guaranteed departures without min of travelers
Not
Are animals allowed?
Yes
Activity recommended for children?
Yes, families are welcome

Our promises

Best price guaranteed
Quick and easy reservation
Multilingual Customer Service
Secure payment

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