The Slave Trade in Lisbon

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Tour Number

Activity Level

389262


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

An Historical Walking Tour in the city center


In the first half of the 15th century Portugal, under the guidance of Prince Henry the Navigator, began what we now refer to as the Atlantic Slave Trade. This trade saw between 12 to 14 million Africans sold into slavery and taken across the ocean to the Americas, it was a crime against the humanity of these individuals that lasted for four centuries.

In this walking tour you learn just how this trade shaped Portugal's development. To that end, you will be guided along back streets and main avenues, monuments, churches and public squares that have a connection with this history and can offer insight into how Lisbon was marked by slavery.

We will address various topics such as the genesis of the slavery in the Iberian peninsula, the birth of the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Age of Discovery, the day to day aspects of the life of a slave living in historical Lisbon, the importance of Brazil, the abolition of the trade in Portugal, the Portuguese colonies in Africa and the struggle for liberation.

Itinerary

We will meet in front of the "Chafariz Del Rey" fountain, located just in front of the "Museu do Fado".

The tour will then proceed to the following areas and sites of Lisbon:

- Alfama

- Praça do Comércio

- Baixa

- Church of São Domingues

- Bairro Alto

- Church of Saint Roque

- Santos

We will end the tour at the Cais do Sodré, near the Time Out Food Market.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour commences in front of the Medieval fountain located at the following address: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro

End location: The tour will end at Praça Dom Luís I

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

This experience is provided in the walking tour format. When required a vehicle is arranged for hotel pick ups.

What’s Included

Other: Hotel or Cruise Pick Up

My services as a professional guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euro - Cost for food and beverages during the tour's break.

What’s Extra

Other: Meals and Drinks

Entrance fees

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I always arrange for a luxury vehicle and professional driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Rui was great. We booked at the last minute and he was totally accommodating. He gave us a great education about Portugal's complicity in the slave trade, and also the world power that Portugal was at that time. Definitely a worthwhile tour. Paul
Paul Walk

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