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Half-Day Historical Walking Tour about Slave Trade in Lisbon

2 Ratings
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  • Group Tour
  • Live Guide
  • 3 hr

On this small group 3 hour walking tour, you will learn how, in the 15th century, Portugal created the Atlantic Slave Trade, and how slavery went hand in hand with the journeys of exploration Portugal is most famous for. This educational experience cover the locations in Lisbon's historical city center associated with the Slave Trade and African History, but will also address Portugal's contemporary History and the recent fall of the country's colonial empire in the mid 1970's.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro

Travelers will meet there guide on this location and begin the tour with an introduction to the theme.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Alfama

Travelers will visit Lisbon's oldest neighborhood and learn about how the many different civilizations that settled in Portugal practiced slavery, from the Romans to the Moors, and how the Portuguese eventually got involved in the Atlantic Slave Trade during the mid 15th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Campo das Cebolas

Travelers will visit the location where the monument to the victims of the Slave Trade will be erected in the future.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)

Travelers will visit what was the commercial heart of Lisbon and learn about how the slave trade was part of colonial trade.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

Travelers will learn about the day to day lives of Slaves that lived in Lisbon.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina)

Travelers will learn about how Lisbon's slaves interacted with the city's religious organizations.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Largo do Carmo

Travelers will visit a location associated with the 25th of April coup and revolution and learn about the subsequent demise of the Portuguese colonial empire during the mid 1970s.

Duration: 15 minutes