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Lisbon Old Town

In addition to facts, the 2,500 years of the city’s historical records contain many secrets, legends and myths. On this walk you will delve into some of the most curious ones. Whilst helping to keep track of fantastic stories and events, some of these tales and legends gave rise to saints, heroes and villains.
You will become acquainted with some of the most intriguing of these characters, including some of whom the city is not so proud. During this walk you will learn about:

Lisbon Downtown
Lisbon Legends&Mysteries
Lisbon City of Spies
Lisbon Revelation Tour
  • Ulysses as the founder of Lisbon
  • St. Vincent and the Ravens
  • The young martyrs of Lisbon
  • Gusmão's flying device (the Passarola)
  • The murder of the Tavora family
  • The Marquis of Pombal – angel or demon?
  • The curse of Simão Sulim
  • Downtown architecture: A Masonic fantasy

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Lisbon on Bike

My bedroom windows open into the Alcântara Valley, crossed by the amazingly high and grandiosly constructed arches of the Lisbon aqueduct.

Hans Christian-Andersen