Tours by Certified Guides

Members of AGIC – Associação Portuguesa dos Guias-Intérpretes e Correios de Turismo

Lisbon - Military Heritage

This walking tour will take you from the “Ribeira das Naus” (old port and shipyard of the Discoveries period) to the Military Museum in Santa Apolónia, formerly the Army Arsenal and Artillery Museum.

Along the way, we will observe the military heritage of the city. The walk along the quays and the former Navy Arsenal, will be an opportunity to evoke the prestigious past of the “Armada” and its sailors. We will then walk beside the Roman walls, enter the Moorish and Christian fortifications, and evoke the military conquest of the Crusaders. Then we will consider the military influence on the city evolution, from the 12th to the 19th century.

Finally, we will visit the rich weaponry and artillery collection and the magnificent Baroque rooms of the Military Museum (about an hour and a half’s visit). We will thus put our visit into context and gain a better grasp of the military history of Lisbon and Portugal.

Walking tour (Uphill circuit, stairs).
– Half-day walking tour through the old town, along the quays and walls, to the Military Museum of Santa Apolónia (Visit of the Museum).
– Maximum 10 PAX.
– Reservation request at least 10 days before the tour.
– Confirmation of the dates according to the availability of the guide.
Tours available every day of the week.

Booking

Level 1 – Easy

Flat terrain without obstacles. Wheelchair accessible. Duration 2h

Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

Mainly flat terrain (about 70% flat), gentle climbs and descents. Some steps. Wheelchair accessible only with the help of a third party. Duration is around 2 to 3 hours.

Level 3 – Moderate

Terrain about 40 to 60% flat. Moderate climbs and descents. Steps. not wheelchair accessible. Duration 3 hours 

Level 4 – Demanding

 Terrain about 20% to 40% flat. Some steep climbs and descends. Steps and uneven surfaces. Recommend for fit travelers. Duration between 3 to 5 hours.

Level 5 – Difficult 

Rolling and often steep terrain, 10 to 20% flat terrain. Uneven surfaces. Recommended for travelers used to hiking tours in nature. 

Stufe 1 – Leicht

Flaches Gelände ohne Höhenunterschiede und Hindernisse. Geeignet für Rollstuhlfahrer. Dauer 2 Stunden.

Stufe 2 – Leicht bis moderat

Überwiegend flaches Gelände (70%) mit leichten Höhenunterschieden sowie einigen Stufen. Für Rollstuhlfahrer nur bedingt und mit einer Begleitperson geeignet. Dauer 2 – 3 Stunden. 

Stufe 3 – Moderat

Gelände (40-60% flach) mit moderaten Steigungen und Treppen. Nicht für Rollstuhlfahrer geeignet. Dauer 3 Stunden. 

Stufe 4 – Anspruchsvoll

Gelände mit Höhenunterschieden (20-40% flach). Auf – und Abstiege, Treppen und unbefestigte Wege. Eine gute Kondition und festes Schuhwerk sind erforderlich. Dauer 3 bis 5 Stunden. 

Stufe 5 – Schwierig

Gelände mit großen Höhenunterschieden (10-20% flach), steilen Auf – und Abstiegen auf unbefestigten Wegen und teils holprigen Boden. Geeignet für erfahrene Wanderer.