Arab Presence - Historical Tour in Lisbon

Arab Presence - Historical Tour in Lisbon

Experience the Arab invasion by means of a private tour through Lisbon. You’ll discover various clues of their presence linked to architecture, art and culture.

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Experience the Arab invasion by means of a private tour through Lisbon. You’ll discover various clues of their presence linked to architecture, art and culture.

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  • Language: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Participants: 1 - 4
  • Duration: 1 day
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At the beginning of the 8th century, Lisbon was invaded by the Moors, who stayed here till the end of the 12th century. Due to the course of history, many clues of Arab presence can be found among the city. Portuguese civilization and culture have been deeply influence by the foreign reign. Everywhere you’ll discover hints how the invasion impacted arts and architecture.

You’ll visit the Lisbon City Museum, giving you the chance to learn about Portugal’s past – from prehistoric times to the Roman and Arab invasion as well as Middle Ages times. The various exponents like giant model of pre-earthquake Lisbon, several maps as well as engravings of the inquisition let become past alive. Visit the surrounding garden and admire the colorful peacocks living there, before you’ll continue.

The next stop is the National Archaeological Museum, founded at the end of 19th century. The building has been a monks' dormitory once, but was redecorated in Manueline-style.

Visit the Cloister of the Lisbon Cathedral (Cathedral of St. Mary Major). The oldest church of Lisbon survived numerous earthquakes and will impress you by its different architectural designs. If you wish to, you can include a typical lunch at a restaurant in old town, followed by a short side trip to the St. Jorge Castle and Alcaçova (Palace of Sheik). Explore the Alfama, the oldest Arab district of the city and feel the special atmosphere there.

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Included in the price

  • Transport
  • Personal Guide

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You'll be picked up at your hotel.

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