From a Medieval Moorish Quarter to the birthplace of fado, Lisbon's Mouraria district is full to bursting with history and culture. Discover it on this free walking tour!
Mouraria Free Walking Tour Itinerary
Begin your free walking tour of one of Lisbon's most historic neighbourhoods meeting your guide in a true local meeting place: in the central Praça Dom Pedro IV, also known as Rossio Square. From here, you'll stroll through the Portuguese capital's colourful hilly streets, delving deep into Mouraria.
This neighbourhood - and its name - has its origins as a Moorish ghetto. A Muslim population lived in the area from the 8th century and remained there, despite the Reconquista, until the mid-12th century, after which it became populated by fishermen. It is still characterised by its multicultural environment thanks to groups of immigrants who have settled here from all over the world, and you'll notice the international influence as you walk.
Your route will take you through Martim Moniz Square, and up to the monument to fado, the melancholic Portuguese music genre. Learn all about the culture and history surrounding the songs and their singers, whose tradition is said to have originated in the area around Mouraria and Alfama, as you continue on to Graça.
Here, typical tiled façades contrast with cool street art and the stunning baroque-style Church-Convent of Graça, giving this area of Lisbon a unique and vibrant atmosphere. Perched on hillsides, this neighbourhood is also known for its miradouros, or viewpoints. You'll stop at the viewpoints to marvel at the spectacular panoramic views over the terracotta-tiled roofs of Lisbon. A truly beautiful sight!
The free walking tour will come to an end in Intendente Square, where you'll be able to keep exploring the city at your own pace.
You decide the price!
Our guides work exclusively for tips received from visitors. At the end of your tour, you'll be invited to pay the price you think their service deserves.
- It is not possible to reserve this free tour of Mouraria if you're a group of more than 6 people. If this is the case, you should reserve a private tour instead.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of 3 children per adult.
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Free walking tour in English
Children under 12 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Lisbon).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Rossio Square (Praça Dom Pedro IV).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.