Lisbon is Europe’s second oldest capital city. Founded in 1200BC it is a story so old its origins are shrouded in mystery. What we do know is that the city’s earliest occupation was in the Alfama. This is the site of Lisbon’s earliest places of worship, the heart of Rome’s occupation, the centre of the Moorish city and its Christian reconquest, and one of the few areas to survive the earthquake of 1755.
10am start on selected days, meeting your very own Rogue Historian in front of the Equestrian statue of Dom Jose I in Praça do Comercio We wind through the vertiginous streets of Alfama, a far cry from the orderly grid of the downtown Baixa, taking in some of its most important sites including: St. Georges castle (exterior only), Lisbon’s Sé Cathedral, the history of Fado, the spectacular Miradouros looking down onto the glistening Rio Tejo and much more. This is more than just a historical tour, this is an anthropological look in the very heart of what makes Lisbon so uniquely special.