Lisbon: Alternative Walking Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 2 hours
This alternative tour of Lisbon takes you under the skin of the city to discover the culture and creativity of one of Europe's coolest capitals. This walk around alleyways and secret passages will reveal the best of the street art in Lisbon, which is constantly changing. You will see the works of local and international artists, from tiny sculptures to large-scale murals. From the graffiti to the master pieces, from the paste-up posters to public mural projects. The walk starts in the city center, before winding away off the beaten track to Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa, Alfama, and Graça. You will get to see all of the leading different areas of the city, consisting both of the old and modern neighborhoods, seeing how the gentrification process is changing these local areas. You will learn about the social history of Portugal and how it has influenced its arts and architecture, and will a...
After gathering at the meeting point, you'll begin your dynamic 3-hour adventure around the city in a modern Fiat 500L. You'll travel to see the amazing murals that help make Lisbon a worldwide street-art mecca. From the amazing historical center you will travel to see works from the famous Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, Vhils, Bordallo II, Pichiavo, Obey Giant, Mar, Utopia, and amazing walls boasting street art like Amoreiras or Caracol da Graça. You'll then visit the biggest outdoor street-art galleries probably in the world, which are found in the Quinta do Mocho and Marvila neighborhoods. This will be an unforgettable adventure that will transform you into a street-art lover. Your creativity will explode, and you may even be inspired to create some some art of your own.
Lisbon has become a cosmopolitan city over time. From the time of the caravels departing for the discovery of new worlds until today, the city has reinvented itself so that tradition and modernity live together today in unique harmony. Urban art and intervention took over the streets and avenues giving color and brightness to the city showing a modern and vanguard side of one of the oldest cities in Europe. This is a tour designed especially for all those who want to unveil a bit of street art scattered throughout the streets of Lisbon. A surprise at every corner by the hands and the creativity of well-known artists and others that remain anonymous. Also appreciate the more traditional corners of the city such as the neighborhoods of Castelo, Graça, Alfama and Bairro Alto. Enjoy the views from some of the best viewpoints and of course, do not forget to bring your camera.
Enjoy an interactive city discovery experience that will take you across the neighborhoods of Alfama and Graça as you follow a trail of riddles. Use the app on your mobile phone to navigate the city, riddle to riddle, learning about the history of the places you visit as you go. Start at the Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte, a churchyard in Graça that stands as one of the highest viewpoints in the city. Solve a total of 23 riddles that will take you from one location to the next. Each riddle is made up of cryptic directions and a question. Take as many chances to answer the riddle as you like, but if you’re stuck, you can ask for a hint or skip a riddle. Discover spots in Lisbon that most locals don’t even know as well as the city's most popular sights from a different angle. This edition introduces you to the hidden gems of the Graça, Castelo, Alfama, and Santa Clara neighborhoods...
Explore the incredible street art scene of Lisbon along with an expert guide. Witness how local and international artists have transformed the street of Lisbon into an open-air gallery. Walk along colorful streets and encounter graffiti, urban and political art, and social murals. Get exciting insights about the art scene and learn about the cultural and political side of street art from your expert guide. View stunning works of iconic artists like Eduardo Kobra, Vhils, Bordallo II, Pichiavo, Obey Giant, Mar, and Utopia. Witness masterpieces hiding inside quiet alleys and discover an artistic surprise at every corner you turn.
Start in the historical center of Lisbon. Throughout the tour, see works by Eduardo Kobra, Vhils, Bordallo II, Pichiavo, Obey Giant, Mar, and Utopia. Discover many amazing murals and visit hot spots of street art such as Amoreiras and Caracol da Graça. Discover secret galleries like Chao do Loureiro and some of the biggest outdoor street art galleries in the world in the neighborhoods of Marvila and Padre Cruz. Visit the Graça neighborhood with works from Daniel Eime and Shepard Fairey. In Alfama, discover work by Mário Belem and Pichavio. Finish the tour at Quinta do Mocho, which is considered to be the largest urban outdoor gallery in the world, and features 110 murals.
Want to discover all there is to do in Graça Historic District? Click here for a full list.
We got to know another side of Lisbon and were incredibly well informed about everything by our guide. The tour itself is not for weak legs :) but our guide lady kept asking if we need a break and if everything is ok. She was very attentive in all areas. There was a little break in a small ice cream parlor. The ice cream was really delicious :) We could buy water or something similar in a small kiosk opposite. Two shops further on there were also empanadas for those who didn't really want ice cream. They were also delicious. About a great story of StreetArt and great works of art about mega viewpoints and small treats to one of the highest points in Lisbon an absolutely recommendable tour.
I did a private tour with Alice who was a great guide. Super knowledgeable and fun. She showed me the famous large wall paintings as well as the hidden ones, even one in a covered car park where I would never have suspected street art. Alice not only shows you the different (legal and illegal) graffiti and wall art, she can tell about each one who painted it, tells a story about the artist, and makes you see the city with different eyes. I now see street art everywhere where before I didn't really notice. Totally 200% recommendable!!!
I loved this! At each turn, my friendly & knowledgable guide shared the street art secrets of Graça, Alfama & Mouraria. I had a wish list to see but learned so much during the tour that I’m rebasing my knowledge of Lisboa & its Street Artists. Already planning my next tour. So cool - if you like this stuff then this is a must do tour!
Our tour guide was excellent and took us to places around Lisbon that we wouldn't have seen without her. 3 hours went quickly and our photos are a great reminder of a very good day.
The visit is not bad, we go to fairly outlying districts and it allows to see other landscapes and another population.