One of the seven hills of Lisbon carries on its shoulders the most ancient regions of Europe - Moraria and Alfama. Three Portuguese phenomena were born here: the inimitable fado, the Sonya community of local fishermen and the largest financial pyramid of the century. The soul of Lisbon lives in these stories. And on an excursion, you will touch its original world like never before. Online excursion Duration 2 hours Children Without children Rating 4.81 on 80 reviews € 7 per person
What will you learn
- What is fado crying about and how it turned from a subculture into a fashionable musical movement. How and when did different directions of the genre appear. What was the fate of the cult fadistas - Maria Severa, Ersilia Costa and Amalia Rodrigues. Whom the famous Portuguese artist Jose Maleo immortalized on his canvas and whose portrait was bought from the master by the Portuguese government.
- What was the port of Lisbon of the century before last. Who are these, Varins, or Sonya's Lisbon fishermen, how did they manage to carry the heaviest baskets and why Albert Einstein admired them.
- As a daughter of Varina, she became one of the most famous financiers in the world and the "people's banker" of Portugal. How it became possible to create a financial pyramid during the dictatorship of Salazar. And what amazed the richest woman in the country - Don Branca.
In 1.5 hours, you will immerse yourself in colorful stories about the history of Lisbon, take a fresh look at the unique fado, discover unknown facts about urban subcultures and truly feel the character of the Portuguese capital.
Good mood, a bottle of wine and a great snack are highly recommended for viewing the excursion;)
How the online tour goes
- This is a live online tour, not a video recording. The guide will conduct it from his home in a webinar format. You can lie on the couch, drink tea or wine, and even do household chores:)
- The meeting takes place in the free Zoom program. It's very simple, you can participate from your computer, phone or tablet.
- The starting time of the excursion is indicated in Moscow. The link to order will be available on the ticket after payment. Also, 1 hour before the start of the tour, we will send you a reminder by mail.
- After the tour, we will send you additional materials so that you can immerse yourself in the topic: a presentation and a list of "what to read, see"
My other online excursions in Lisbon
Online walking tour of uncharted Lisbon
15% discount on any excursion of the guide
In addition, you will receive a one-time 15% discount on any of my offline excursions (valid indefinitely). See you online!
The excursion starts at the screen:) in the Zoom program. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.