Lisbon between refugees and spies

Lisbon between refugees and spies

During the 2nd World War Portugal was under the dictatorship of António Oliveira Salazar and remained neutral during the conflict. Between 1932 and 1945 the country, particularly Lisbon received thousands of refugees looking to escape the war and the nazi persecution, waiting for a visa to departure Europe. During those years Lisbon became the „waiting…

Up and Downtown

Up and Downtown

Lisbon can be a challenge with so many hills and steep streets. In this tour we believe, every effort is worthwhile and the views we will enjoy from two of the most iconic hills are breathtaking. One of such viewpoints is the  S. Pedro de Alcântara Garden, where we will enjoy the lovely view of …

Belém District

Belém District

Visit the monumental district of Belém with the manueline St. Jerome Monastery, the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.We will visit the Church of Saint Jerome Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos), also a Unesco- World Heritage Site, is the highlight of the so-called manueline style, a portuguese variation of late Gothic.At the Monument to…

1755

1755

The great earthquake of 1755 changed completely the mindset and the mentality of Europe. In the words of Russel Dynes, the ”first modern catastrophe” introduced important changes as far as the political structure in response of a catastrophe is concerned. The “modern” approach in the reconstruction of the city minimizes the risks of a new…