Lisbon Walks

Cultural walks in Lisbon, guided by the reasercher, Dra. Ana Pinto from CHAM/FCSH (PhD in History).

The walks last around 3 hours.

Meeting point: send by email in the afternoon before the walk.

Price: 5€ NOVA community (students, teachers, researchers and workers); 10€ other participants

Registration until 5 p.m of the previous day of each walk

Limited places (by order of registration)


Lisbon through Miradouros – 25th September, 2 p.m.
A tour to discover Lisbon and its urban evolution, climbing from terrace to terrace and
enjoying different panoramic views of the city. This is the best way to have an insight
Lisbon’s development and its history. Where were located the first settlements? Who
were the people that inhabitant Lisbon during the times? When did Lisbon become
the capital of Portugal? How did Lisbon operated as capital of an empire? Where does
it reflect the strong connection with the sea? How urban development shows social
and class organization? How earthquakes influenced the city development?

Lisbon between faiths: dialogues and ruptures – 2nd October, 2 p.m.
Since old times Lisbon was a place where Moorish, Judaic, and Christian interacted,
both in dialogue and rupture. All foster political conquest and religious imposition, all
rooted mundane superstitions and erected heritage landmarks, shaping Lisbon’s
development. In this tour we will seek the presence of those different religions in
Lisbon. How did people of each creed inhabited the town? How each creed
guaranteed their religious freedom? Were there times of persecution? Wandering
through heritage and city landscape we will discover the legacy of the three creeds in
the construction of Lisbon.

-NOVA community: register here

-Other participants: register here

Lisbon before and after the earthquake – 16th October, 2 p.m.
At about 9 am on November 1st, 1755, Lisbon shuddered with a deafening roar. It was
the sound of destruction. A strong earthquake, followed by a tsunami and by a huge
fire, devastated almost all the capital. It is no exaggeration to talk about the existence
of a Lisbon before and after that day. In this tour, you will visit some buildings which
survived the devastation, and you will travel between a disappeared Lisbon and a
reborn city within a new order. How did Lisbon look like before that disaster? Which
transformations were taken in place afterwards? How Lisbon’s people lived the
aftermath of the event? Which was its’ impact in Europe?

-NOVA community: register here

-Other participants: register here

Lisbon by bike – 23th October, 2 p.m.

An hop-on, hop-off tour by bicycle, through the Avenidas Novas neighborhood focused on Lisbon’s modernization during time. It will be explored the novelties implemented in the district, firstly when it was designed, in end of the 19th century, then later on, when fueled by «Estado Novo», between de 1930’s and the 1940’s. It will be observed the symbols of a progressing city: new traffic arteries, new construction techniques, new decorative arts, electrification, steam machines, new forms of entertainment. It will be pointed out the architectural landmarks, going from art nouveau, to the so-called new modernism’s buildings.

The tour will be done by bicycle.

Bring your own or ask for one via e-mail of our Sports Office bikes (limited number).

-NOVA community: register here

-Other participants: register here

For more informations contact

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