Discover laid-back Mouraria: Lisbon’s Secret Neighborhood

Medieval architecture, West African flavors, and traditional ceramics.

  • Private &

  • 2 hours

  • From
    €30.00  EUR per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll explore one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city, a medieval pocket of Lisbon which is, in our humble opinion, still one of Lisbon’s best-kept secrets.

You could call Mouraria characteristic of shabby-chic, but its well-worn aesthetic is exactly where its charm lies.

Wind your way up the warren of narrow lanes (disclaimer: it’s pretty hilly, especially if you walk all the way up to the São Jorge Castle, which you absolutely should), stop by tiny shops selling ceramics, try some freshly grilled sardines in a hidden courtyard restaurant, visit an illustration gallery or stroll through the leafy Jardim de Cerca da Graça.

We suggest heading here at the end of the day to see a magical sunset from this secret spot, and you could even take some wine with you.

In this maze of streets is a history dating back to when Mouraria was the city’s Moorish ghetto, and you’ll find surprising diversity from far-flung corners of West Africa as well as deep-rooted Portuguese tradition.

You’ll see why the locals have kept this place all for themselves.

Experience highlights

  • Enjoy 2 hours exploring Mouraria with a Lisboeta host by your side

  • Your experience, your way - walk the narrow streets, slowly taking in the Medieval Quarter, shop for second-hand Portuguese tiles and take a stroll through Jardim de Cerca da Graça

  • See enchanting secret spots known only to locals, from your host's point of view

  • Taste traditional local foods or flavors from West Africa

  • Get the most out of your time by speaking to your host about what they think you’ll enjoy in Lisbon

Good to know

What’s included

  • A private and personalized experience
  • 2 hours with your host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

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    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

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Reviews for this experience


5 average | 1 reviews

July 2018

Mutli cultural Lisbon with Gabriella

We enjoyed exploring streets and alleys we wouldn't have otherwise with Gabriella and learning how much more diverse than you would think Lisbon is and the influences from around you can see and taste in Lisbon. Saw some wonderful tiles through a "secret" door that you wouldn't know where there. I hope they get some protection soon. Also able practise my very rusty Hungarian toast! Gabriella is a lovely, welcoming host who I would recommend.

Review by Nicola C

Reviews for Lisbon


June 2019

Lisbon City Tour

We had a really enjoyable afternoon with Gabriele. She showed us some fascinating parts of Lisbon and gave us some great tips for where to eat and what to see for the rest of our trip.

Review by Gary L


April 2019

Brilliant organisation and a perfect guide!

Luis was a great guide for our booked 6 hours trip! He gave detailed information, recommended what is worth to see and what is better to leave (due to Eastern it was very crowded.). We had a very interesting day with him! Thanks Luis!

Review by Sabine H


April 2019

Lisbon: book a local host-4vhours

Fred picked us up right on time and spent a leisurely and enjoyable sharing his favorite spots with us He took our pre-tour suggestions into consideration and was very knowledgeable. He even introduced us to some of his favorite tapas. A perfect tour to get your bearings and receive suggestions for our independent sightseeing.

Review by Sharon G

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