Portimão: 2-Hour Walking Historical Tour

Portimão: 2-Hour Walking Historical Tour

From $33.24 per person

Discovery the historical and economic significance of Portimão and the Algarve story on this tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Discovery the history of modern Portimão
  • Experience a historical walking tour with a local guide
  • Learn about its economic development at the end of the 20th-century
Full description
Discovery the history of modern Portimão, born during the reign of D. Afonso V (1463) with the granting of privileges to a town that would eventually receive the name of Vila Nova de Portimão and be surrounded by walls. Apart of the period of expansion during the Discoveries, Portimão grew with international trade, energized by navigation on the African coast. However, the earthquake of 1755 brought great destruction to the city, followed by a reduction of economic activity that would only regain new vigor at the end of the century with the development of trade and export of nuts, milling, fishing and fish preserving. Portimão was promoted to city status in 1924 by the then President of the Republic, the Portimonian writer Manuel Teixeira Gomes.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Food and water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People with vertigo
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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