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Telma is from Iceland, Kopavogur. She lived in Denmark for 4 years, then moved back to Iceland to finish their studies, took a short break to move to the Tirol Alps in Austria for a while and after that wanted to travel a bit but after one backpacking trip traveling became her life dream.
First she took a trip around latin america, then lived and worked in the Caribbean for almost a year and then went to Africa before getting stuck in Lisbon because of the brightness and colors and history of the city. Some of her main interests are travel, photography, animals, nature, hiking.
Enrique from Valladolid, with his enthusiasm and communication skills, will make you fall in love with Lisbon as much as he is. Graduated in History from the University of Valladolid, he decides to continue with his training doing the Master’s Degree in teacher training at ESO and Baccalaureate, thus fulfilling his vocation as a teacher. After finishing his studies he sought a change of air in Lisbon as a museum guide. What was going to be a small stay, has become for Enrique now in his house. Enrique stands out for his taste for languages, speaking English, Italian and Portuguese. Great passionate about art, theater, music, cinema, urban planning and politics, his tours are full of details that will make you discover the city from other perspectives. Sociable, communicative and close, the slopes of Lisbon will be a pleasant walk by your side.
An architect from Cuenca enthusiastic about art and history, as a child dreamed of great cathedrals, castles and dreamy palaces. Lisbon for him, it would be like dreaming in reality: walking on the slope of the castle of San Jorge, discovering incredible churches and houses full of tiles or enjoying local taverns with live music would hook him to the city without remedy. Restless, insatiable seeker of new knowledge, great reader and all heart, with him, you will discover the most curious stories and legends ever told. An inexhaustible source of wisdom that would make you know the insides of Lisbon history. His architectural eye will make you understand very well the development of the city, the different changes suffered by the passage and the vicissitudes of time and the complex organization of the neighborhoods of the capital. In his free time what he likes the most is getting lost in the city, walking the streets while the laundry hangs from the balconies, adorning their colorful facades and getting to know their people first-hand. He will open the hearts of the Portuguese, will reveal to you their true essence and uniqueness
Marina was born in Marbella 30 years ago. From a very young age she felt passionate about History and Art, so much so that when she traveled with her family, she always preferred to visit museums and get lost in them instead of visiting any other place. This love for culture, literature, music, photography, Cinema and Art, led him to complete his studies in Art History at the University of Seville and Malaga. Among his favorite artists include Caravaggio, Goya and of course, Pablo Picasso. After finishing his studies, he decided to land in Lisbon in order to fulfill a dream, devote himself to telling the story and making it accessible to all in a close and empathic way. If you take a tour with her, you will relive the Story in full bloom, you will even feel that you are in a thriller, since suspense and emotion are guaranteed until the last moment. In addition, it will make you a true traveler and will give you all the guidelines to enjoy Lisbon as if you were a true lisboeta.
Charismatic, smiling, adventurous and intelligent, Flor is an ‘Alicantina’ woman who will make you fall in love with Lisbon. Degree in tourism and expert in tourism information and interpretation, defends an experiential tourism, based on emotions, quality and authenticity. Respectful with the environment and committed to the sustainable development of the city, advocates for the integration and interaction with local people. She is in love with nature and animals. Having the sea nearby is something that hooks her to the Portuguese capital and of course to the rich culinary pleasures that are tasted in Lisbon: a good fish and seafood will not resist her. Getting lost in the streets of Alfama, discovering corners full of magic, being seduced by the melody of Fado and enjoying the endless cultural offer that the city offers is what has brought Flor to Lisbon. Perfect communicator, with great sense of humor and very close, a tour with her will be a mixture of fun and knowledge.
Cheerful, sociable, with great personality and friend of his friends, Dani is a Madrilenian from birth with Galician roots. Licensed in tourism and knowledgeable of many languages, is an open, fun, inclusive and always willing to learn new things. He has been in love with Lisbon for years. Its steep slopes, the labyrinth of its neighborhoods, viewpoints in which to let the imagination fly, the taverns of the Bairro Alto and the social and multicultural life that exists in the city, make Dani move in Lisbon like a fish in water. One of his great passions are languages. English, German, Spanish, Galician or Portuguese make this person from Madrid have an enviable ability to communicate with half the world. Traveler and adventurer of heart, will always be ready to discover new places, attend live music concerts, know the surroundings of Lisbon, explore small towns in the interior and especially to share a good time of conversation and smiles.
Creative and dreamy, with an endless imagination, Almu does not stop smiling wherever she is, since she is passionate about traveling to any part of the world, as long as she coexists, in some way, with the cultures of the place. Superior technique in image and superior technique in social integration, perfect combination for a real and subjective vision that expands in the society of all time, currently training in psychology, thus trying to understand in some way the achievements and chaos that swarm in the air, in each place and with each person. Almu loves to cook a good dinner, watch an old movie and feel like the rain falls on his balcony, but like a good Madrid cat, he also loves to walk, stroll and live the best places in each city he knows, and above all Lisbon who has been in love since he settled in this beautiful city. His motto is: he always lives “here and now”.
Aitana was born in Madrid and lived there until she decided to come to Lisbon. It was in Madrid where studied Art History. After finishing the degree, she was in some artistic collectives, without much success. Aitana had some temporary jobs until made the decision to come to Lisbon, to stay. During her degree, in the third year, she was in Lisbon for a semester of Erasmus, an exchange program between European universities, so this city was nothing new to her. What brought her to Lisbon was not a special love for this city or anyone in particular, but the will to change the air, and it couldn’t have been a better idea. Lisbon, despite being the capital of a country, is a small place, especially compared to her city of origin. Currently she is lucky to live in one of its most emblematic neighborhoods, Mouraria, where you realize that a fairly strong feeling of community still survives, it is like a small town within the capital where, despite having been quite battered by the real estate speculation, the indigenous character of the neighborhood that saw the birth of Fado survive. For an art historian like she is, working as a guide in this city combines two elements that seem very important to her, a pedagogical, informative character, and the enhancement of a rich heritage like that of this city. Knowing our local and international heritage is essential to preserve it and to pass it on to future generations as it has come to us, or better.
A native of Seville, Antonio is funny, sociable, friendly, curious, and quite a geek. To walk with him is to discover a Lisbon full of curiosities and corners, away from the tourists.
Graduated in History from the University of Seville, especially in Ancient History, he loves to spread History, from the most daily aspects to the most resonant events. He is a passionate reader (always with a book nearby, he does not rule out being an heir to Don Quixote), he loves art, architecture, museums (it is said that all his friends are exhausted), cinema, traveling, drawing and good eat.
He has been in the city bathed by the Tagus for two years and never ceases to marvel at its history, its culture, its people and, of course, its gastronomy. Knowing Lisbon through their eyes is seeing it from another perspective that is difficult to overcome: through its streets we will see elephants, rhinos and the riches that came from three continents, spies from the Second World War, we will experience the Great Earthquake and, above all, to the lisboetas, our protagonists.
Born in Cordoba, Rafa is a 33 year old all-rounder passionate about photography, cinema, art and communication. As a child he wanted to be a paleontologist, because he was very curious about dinosaurs. Later on, it was the ancient civilizations that captured his attention, and then expanded his range of interests towards art, languages, literature … Until he finally found his anchor point in the audiovisual world. After completing a higher cycle of Audiovisuals and graduating in Journalism, he devoted himself to international cooperation for a season.
He has lived in numerous places: Berlin, Seville, Nepal, Tarragona … and finally Lisbon would end up trapping him. He has lived in the city for four years, speaks Portuguese perfectly and moves as if he were a true Lisboeta.