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Lisbon Discovery Game: The Hidden Gems of Alfama

3.8 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Secret City Trails

Lisbon Discovery Game: The Hidden Gems of Alfama

Activity provider: Secret City Trails

From US$ 19.57 per group up to 5

Hidden courtyards and alleys, local street art, beautiful tiles and local spots to hang out. Solve a trail of riddles and unlock Lisbon’s best kept secrets. This self-guided discovery game takes you to the best places to see in Lisbon’s Alfama.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Solve riddles with your friends
  • Discover the streets of Lisbon in a new and fascinating way
  • Find some Lisbon's best viewing points
Full description
Join an interactive city discovery experience across Lisbon. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. Your challenge starts at Miradouro de Santa Luzia, in front of the fish fountain. All the information you need for your adventure is provided in a detailed email, ensuring you are ready to go once you get to the starting location. The game ends near Praca Luis de Camoes. Throughout the day, you will get to solve a series of 8 riddles that will also acquaint you with the beautiful Alfama area of Lisbon. Each riddle takes you from one (hidden) location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts - as well as the history of the city. Every riddle is made up of (cryptic) directions and a question. To answer the question, you can try as many answers as you like - no penalty for doing so. If you’re stuck, you can ask for a hint. This does lead to 10-minutes of ‘penalty time’. Meaning it increases your overall completion time. If you’re really lost, you may skip a riddle. But why would you? It’s less fun and adds 20-minutes of ‘penalty time’. There’s no time limit to completing the game. You’ll discover spots in Lisbon that most locals don’t even know. You’ll see popular sights from a different angle and walk the discovery trail that will show you the charming streets, cafes, curious statues and wicked art. This game is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in Lisbon, at your own pace, going off-the-beaten track, in a private group. Take a break as you wish, enjoy your discoveries and flexible exploration.
  • A link to the web app game (received via email)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Start at the Miradouro de Santa Luzia in front of the fish fountain.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    •  This is a self-guided city discovery experience.
    • You will not be met by a guide at the starting point
    • All information you require to start will be enclosed in your email
    • The game is played in the browser of your phone. You need a little bit of data, max 2MB
    •  No downloads are required
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.8 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    The activity lacks challenge and cohesion especially for a family

    July 27, 2019

    Found beautiful (hidden) places I would normally not have encountered, and learned something on the way as well. Totally recommend! 100/100

    January 28, 2020


    Product ID: 206349