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EXPLORING THE 1755 EARTHQUAKE - WEEKENDS

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EXPLORING THE 1755 EARTHQUAKE - WEEKENDS

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Lisbon's stunning location and historic significance are complemented by remarkable aesthetics, making it a great city to explore on foot. This tour will help you discover the city in the company of friendly and knowledgeable guides.

The great earthquake of November 1, 1755, heavily damaged the southwestern Iberian Peninsula and northwestern Africa. It was one of the most destructive events in earth's history.

During this walk, you'll gain an awareness of the reconstruction of the city's downtown area, together with the great social and scientific impact generated by the disaster in Europe.

Learn about Portugal's painful beginning, in the 18th century, as a modern state, and the subsequent earthquake and rebirth of Lisbon: the dream of a new city come true. Following the earthquake, the city was rebuilt largely according to the plans of the Marquês de Pombal, who elected to demolish the remains of the earthquake and rebuild Lisbon's downtown in accordance with modern urban rules. You will also learn about the influence that the disaster had on European scientific and religious thinking, and the emergence of modern seismology, or the study of earthquakes.

  • This tour includes:
  • A guided walking tour filled with interesting information
  • Lots of great photo opportunities!
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

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Sat - yes
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Departures (local time)

  • 1:00 PM (2 hrs)
  • 2:00 PM (2 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Restrictions

• This tour will depart rain or shine, and you will be glad that it did!