Walks

What do we offer

The walking tours are private, and personally led by Margarida - architect and urban planner. The date, meeting point and time are flexible, and planned in advance with you.

Please find below a list with suggestions for half-day architecture walks in Lisbon, covering a wide range of topics and urban areas. 

If you would like to book an architecture tour based on your specific interests and preferences, please do not hesitate to ask for a tailor-made itinerary.

Lisboa Architecture Walks & Trips welcomes solo travelers as well as groups. Prices vary according to the number of people, and it offers 25% discount for students.

Contemporary Architecture

Urban infill

The traditional centre of Lisbon is going through a process of urban regeneration in which facadism has the priority instead of new constructions.
Exploring neighbourhoods surrounding the inner city, we find remarkable infill projects counterbalancing this practice.
Ranging from housing, schools, cultural and office buildings, we visit a set of small scale interventions, built within the city's existent urban fabric, by various Portuguese architects, including younger and less known offices.

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Half-day walk, approx. 4 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon, from Tuesday through Sunday.

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Architecture with Landscape

Green urban spaces and architecture

 

North of the busy historic centre of Lisbon, there are parks, green corridors and gardens where architecture and landscape meet in perfect harmony.

Walking along this area, we explore remarkable buildings and green urban spaces with major relevance for the transformation of Lisbon throughout the modern, post-modern and contemporary eras.

We have a look into works by leading Portuguese architects and landscape architects

 

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Half-day walk, approx. 4 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon,

any day of the week.

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Lisbon Public Housing Projects

Until the right to housing in 1976

The first initiatives for public housing in Portugal date back to hundred years ago, but the right to housing was just formally recognized by the present Constitution, adopted in 1976.

This was an evolutionary process, characterized by a progressive decentralization of competences, alongside a growing involvement by the architects on public housing issues. 
Visiting some of the most relevant public housing projects built in Lisbon between the 1940’s and the 1970’s, the tour gives an overview on this process.

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Half-day walk, approx. 4 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon, 

any day of the week.

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The New City of Salazar's Regime

Architecture and urban design 

the paradigm and the exceptions

Among the several urban projects undertaken by Salazar’s regime, the expansion of Lisbon towards the north was the most remarkable.
Exploring this area of Lisbon, we get acquainted with the traditional architectural paradigm, imposed by the regime’s propaganda as well as with exceptional pioneering modern projects, which would later be explored in other parts of the city. The diversity of urban models and architectural solutions coexists, creating nonetheless a very coherent unity of extraordinary value.

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Half-day walk, approx. 4 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon,

any day of the week.

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Modernist architecture

Lisbon’s landmarks

In the late 1920s, a new generation of architects was fully engaged in breaking with revivalist models, and exploring innovative architectural solutions which are still today some of Lisbon’s major landmarks.
Their practice continued during the following decade, until it suffered a setback with the neo-traditionalist taste imposed by Salazar’s dictatorial regime.
Walking along Lisbon’s enchanting avenues, we visit some remarkable modernist buildings by these architects, showing the transition from a decorative style / Art Deco to the aesthetics of functionalism.

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Half-day walk, approx. 4 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon, 

any day of the week.

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Art in the Architecture of Lisbon

Lisbon by the hand of artists

 

Stained glass, bas-relief, sculpture, ceramic. A creative look towards Lisbon's architecture and public spaces through the artistic works of Almada Negreiros, Leopoldo de Almeida, Eduardo Nery, Jorge Vieira, Maria Keil, Júlio Pomar, Maria Ana Vasco Costa, and others. An eclectic walk, crossing different techniques, and styles, with a focus on modern and contemporary tiles.

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Half-day walk, approx. 4 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning, any day of the week.

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Contemporary Belem

Cultural facilities and others

Belem is a privileged stage for the construction of remarkable buildings, celebrating extraordinary events, and shaping the image of Lisbon worldwide.

The site combines UNESCO listed monuments with modern architecture and great contemporary buildings. 
Walking along the area, we explore in detail the most remarkable constructions pushing the site into the 21st century. 

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Half-day walk, approx. 4 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon, from Wednesday through Sunday.

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The New District of Parque das Nações 

Urban planning, Architecture,

Art & Technology

Parque das Nações was the site of EXPO’ 98 - the Lisbon World Exposition, which transformed part of the post-industrial riverside area into a completely renovated district.
Transformation brought together art, architecture, technology, urban design, and Parque das Nações became one of the most bustling districts in Lisbon.

The tour focus on aspects of sustainable urban (re)development, urban design, architecture, and we also get to know some of Lisbon's most ingenious constructions.

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Half-day walk, approx. 4 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon,

any day of the week.

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Old Lisbon

Ancient, Moorish and Medieval structures

The origins of Lisbon can be found around the castle hill and date back to several centuries B.C.

When one strolls through the winding streets and steep alleys surrounding the castle hill, the history lurks in every corner. Almost all the buildings and paths hide traces of past civilizations. 
Archaeological works already revealed ruins and artifacts and more recent remains can be clearly seen with an attentive look. All these findings give us an understanding about Lisbon throughout history and how the structures overlapped each other.

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Half-day walk, approx. 3,5 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon, from Tuesday through Saturday.

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Lisbon Riverfront

Past and present redevelopment

Exploring Lisbon riverfront, we reconstruct the history of the city throughout the last thousand years.
We observe traces of the existence of bustling ports and quays in recessed shore lines. We look into the transformations accomplished the city's post-earthquake reconstruction and the construction of embankments.

We analyse and discuss recent and ongoing redevelopment projects aiming to improve the city-river relation and the revitalization of Lisbon's riverbanks.

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Half-day walk, approx. 3,5 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon, from Monday through Saturday.

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Baixa-Chiado

Pombaline Lisbon and Siza's work in Chiado 

Pombaline Lisbon is the city’s most qualified historic ensemble, planned to rebuild downtown Lisbon following the devastating 1755 earthquake.
During this walk, we explore the origins and developments of Pombaline Lisbon, through the various projects by Álvaro Siza Vieira in Chiado and a renovation project for an 18th century building in Baixa.

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Half-day walk, approx. 3,5 hours

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon, from Wednesday through Sunday.

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Cascais

Contemporary architecture at the seaside

Beyond Belem, Lisbon's metropolitan area extends along the Costa do Sol, an urban region built-up along the seaside, ending in Cascais to the west.
Exploring the seashores and the interior of the town, we visit some remarkable projects by several renowned Portuguese architects, focusing on the restoration of classified built heritage and new buildings.

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Duration: approx. 6 hours, including transportation by train from Lisbon to Cascais.

Can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon, from Wednesday through Sunday.

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Tailor-made 

Architecture Tours

100% Flexibility

Lisboa Architecture Walks & Trips offers tailor-made architecture tours in Lisbon, suiting your specific interests and preferences.

Itinerary, duration, schedule, and meeting point are planned in advance with you.

Please do not hesitate to ask for a tailor-made tour.

 

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LISBOA ARCHITECTURE WALKS & TRIPS

Guided Architecture Tours

Lisbon and Portugal

mail@lisboaarchitecturewalkstrips.com+351 919 581 769

Margarida Borges . architect - founder

RNAAT 2228/2018 - Registration Number - Turismo de Portugal

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