On the tracks of Arab influence through Lisbon

On the tracks of Arab influence through Lisbon

Experience the conquest of Lisbon by the Arabs on a historical tour. Rediscover traces of their presence in culture, architecture and art

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Experience the conquest of Lisbon by the Arabs on a historical tour. Rediscover traces of their presence in culture, architecture and art

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  • Language: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Participants: 1 - 4
  • Duration: 1 day
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Highlights

  • Walk in the footsteps of the masons in Lisbon
  • Visit the Museu da Cidade and the National Archaeological Museum to learn all about the city's past
  • Discover the effects of foreign rule in buildings and entire neighborhoods

Description

At the beginning of the 8th century, the Moors conquered the strategically important trading city of Lisbon and remained until the 12th century. Against this background, it is not surprising that there are many traces of the Arab conquerors throughout the city. The Portuguese people and their culture were strongly influenced by the conquistadors, which is particularly evident in architecture and art.

You visit the Museu da Cidade, where you can learn almost everything about Portugal's past. All epochs are represented here. A wide variety of exhibits, such as a large model of Lisbon before it was altered by earthquakes, various maps and engravings from the time of the Inquisition bring history to life. Also visit the adjacent garden where you can observe colourful peacocks.

Next stop is the National Museum of Archaeology, which was founded at the end of the 19th century. Parts of the building were formerly used as dormitories for monks before being redesigned in the Manueline style.

Visit the cathedral of Lisbon. The oldest church of the city has already survived several earthquakes and will impress you with its different architectural styles. If you wish, you can include a typical lunch in a restaurant in the old town before making a detour to the Castelo de São Jorge fortress and the Moorish Alcazaba fortress. Finally, explore Alfama, the oldest Arab quarter and enjoy the unique atmosphere there

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Included in the price

  • - Transport
  • - Personal guide

Meeting point

You will be picked up at your accommodation

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This deal can be cancelled for free up to 8 days before the date of the activity.

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