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Half-Day Historical Walking Tour about Slave Trade in Lisbon

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.

per adult from




3 hours


Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local taxes
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, Lisbon 1100-139 Portugal

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

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Alfama, Lisbon Portugal

    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, Rua dos Arameiros s/n0 Largo Jose Saramago - Alfama, Lisbon 1100-027 Portugal

    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), Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 1C, Lisbon 1100-053 Portugal

    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, Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

    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), Largo Sao Domingos, Lisbon 1150-320 Portugal

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

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Largo do Carmo, Largo do Chiado 8, Lisbon 1249-125 Portugal

    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

  • Departure Point :
    Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 30, 1100-605 Lisboa, Portugal
    Return Detail :
    Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa, Portugal
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for travelers with walking difficulties
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by My Lisbon Tours

Activity ID: V-14060P13

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