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Lisbon - Rossio Square - 2000 years of history

Rossio Square - 2000 years of history

(26 reviews)
Rossio square, Lisbon, Portugal
30 mins

About the tour

In the roman times, Rossio Square was the location of the Roman circus of the city of Olissipo, the former name of Lisbon. We will follow the path of Rossio over the centuries, finding out what it became the Christian occupation - the location of Lisbon's biggest hospital in the Middle Ages and also of the headquarters of the Inquisition. The earthquake of 1755 changed its looks but the square kept its size and memories of the past throughout. Meeting point for European refugees during the II World War, the arrival of foreigners will influence habits and bring a couple of new delicacies into our cafés.

Meet your local guide


Inês has been a licensed guide in Portugal since 2008. Her mother was a French and Portuguese teacher who fell in love with a Peruvian musician and craftsman in Paris. She considers herself a storyteller with a wide range of interests, from history to gastronomy, growing food in her small garden, hiking in the company of her wonderful dog and dancing. She is currently taking a massage course and learning how to sew! All in all, this means that Inês loves to explore different layers and perspectives of Lisbon, its culture and to share it with others!

Inês has been guiding since Aug 2008

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Lisbon with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Lisbon. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Janet W.

16 March 2021

Ines gave an interesting tour visiting shops and providing historic photos. She answered all questions and helpfully repeated key facts.

Alina B.

16 March 2021

Thank you!

Dave K.

16 March 2021

I really enjoyed this tour, it was very well guided by ines and I learned a lot, she was very engaging with her audience. I would Highly recommend this tour.

🐈‍⬛ Carol (Hi from Essex, 🇬🇧) S.

16 March 2021

A very interesting tour

Jenny M.

16 March 2021

Inez gave a wonderful tour and was very knowledgeable about the history

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