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The Avenida during World War II

During the Second World War, Lisbon became a “waiting room” for thousands of people who were hoping to find a safe haven. Through literature and the accounts left by these refugees, we follow the footsteps lost in the city during this period on a route from Marquês do Pombal to Praça dos Restauradores.

The route begins near the Rotunda or Marquês de Pombal Square, close to the location of the Aviz Hotel, at the time one of the most prestigious hotels in the capital. Through the identification of boarding houses, hotels, addresses of various personalities and aid organizations, we reveal the Estado Novo’s reception policy and glimpse the shadow of the various spies who criss-crossed the city.

For a broader view of this topic, see the tour Refugees and Spies in Lisbon.


Leonor Abrantes
Leonor Abrantes
Meeting Point: Praça Marquês de Pombal (in front of the Café Padaria Portuguesa)
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 120€ for groups of up to 10 people. Prices for larger groups on request.
Payment: Payment by Paypal 24 hours before the tour

Availability upon request