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Lisbon: Earthquake Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisbon Roots

Lisbon: Earthquake Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisbon Roots

From US$ 70.19 per person

Discover the city before and after the 1755 earthquake, what resisted, the innovations, and the exceptionality of the Pombaline project. Learn about the huge effort of the reconstruction project in the capital.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover Lisbon before and after the Earthquake
  • Get to know which parts of Lisbon resisted destruction
  • Learn about the huge efforts of reconstruction
  • Understand how the people of Lisbon lived after the disaster
Full description
Meet your guide at "Praça do Comercio" in front of the Arch and begin the walking tour. Learn about one of the biggest earthquakes in European history in one of the most flourishing cities. See how Sebastião de Carvalho e Melo (the Marquis of Pombal) and his architects, in a great effort that involved the whole society, decided to restore the glory of the Empire's capital and to make it again one of the most modern cities of its time. Understand all the details about this great project of reconstruction, get to know what remained, and the differences between Lisbon before and after the Earthquake.
  • Dedicated tour Guide
  • Climb to the Rua Augusta Arch (ticket not included)
  • Food and drink

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October 19, 2022

Gal showed places and informed us how the earthquake changed the city. She took care to make sure we saw and understood her presentation. At the end of tour, she carefully showed us how to get to our next destination.

October 5, 2022

Fillip gave us a great tour around Lisbon. Very nice, open minded personality! I really recommend him as a guide!

March 25, 2022

Product ID: 200659