Our new adventure for 2017 ‘The Ultimate Tour of Lisbon’.
In the usual Rogue Historians style we’ll tell the story of Lisbon leaving all the juicy bits in. Discover Lisbon under Moorish occupation and its brutal reconquest, the senseless slaughter of the Inquisition, the suffering and rebuilding after Europe’s biggest ever earthquake in 1755 and Lisbon’s struggle to stay neutral during WWII which would lead to Lisbon becoming the spy capital of the world and inspiring Ian Flemming to write a spy novel about some guy called James Bond.
We will explore the oldest quarter of Lisbon, the Alfama; the home of Lisbon’s haunting music, Fado. Explore the outside of Castle St. George and learn why one square became know as the “Garden of Limp Dicks”.
Heading back down to the Baixa we will discover the horrors of the Inquisition, hear how Lisbon became the spy capital of Europe, see Portugal’s oldest cinema (now a porn/peep show) and try the famous cherry liquor - Ginjina.
We will finish in the literary heart of the city, the Chiado. After all that walking you will have no doubt have worked up an appetite. Well don’t worry we finish right next to the Mercado do Ribiero, one of the oldest markets in the city, renovated in 2015 to include a giant food hall representing the very best of traditional and modern Portuguese cuisine. With over 40 restaurants (4 by Michelin star chefs) and countless bars, there is something for every taste and every budget - a foodie paradise!
Metro entrance at Praça do Comércio.
Take the metro to Terreiro do Paço. There are numerous exits, look for ‘SAÍDA: PRAÇA DO COMÉRCIO’. Look for the guide with the Rogue Historians sign.