GUIDESDISCOVER LISBON AND PORTO WITH THEM
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.
Amber was born in the Netherlands and studied fine arts in Rotterdam. She always wanted to go abroad and after a university exchange program in Porto she decided to try out Lisbon.
She completely fell in love with the city. The sunlight and laidback atmosphere made her stay.
She is been here for 12 years and knows the ins and outs of the city.
She likes to be outside, going for long walks but her favourite is chilling at the beautiful Portuguese beaches.
Madrilena from Aranjuez, at an early age she began studying music theory and so, her life is been marked by music.
She had a long working experience as a dental nurse , but, longing for adventure she decided to move to London where she spent few nice years..
Then she came back home and she worked at sales and tourist sector combined with her studies in Social Education.
Still learning English she went to live to Malta, place that she fell in love with its colours and the history on its walls.
Looking for another island she ended up spending sometime in Madeira that eventually she found herself washed upon the sore of Lisbon, this magical, charming and bright city.
She is an extroverted, social and close person, with a great experience on working with people and this fact made her be the way she is.
She loves travelling (even by walk), watching movies, being in contact with nature and also,of course, going out for dinner with friends.
She speaks Spanish, English and Italian but her best communication skill is the good intention of giving the best of herself.
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.
Smiling and formal in appearance, our guide Inés comes from a line of Galician storytellers and “troleiros” with great love for Portugal. Sociocultural cheerleader and social educator by profession, Inés is a fan of the interpretation of heritage and its stories. He lives them as if he were in them and there all his formality disappears to conquer alcazabas, cross the oceans and rebuild cities. He changed the quiet and lonely halls of some small Coruña museums with the sunny and bustling Lisbon “ruas”. It was going to be a temporary visit and yet we still have it here. For her, living in Lisbon is an eternal holiday full of green broth and hidden characters in every corner of the road. Despite having left behind other projects on brave women from Coruña, he knows that there is no better place to learn and develop new skills than the beautiful and slippery floor of the “calçada porguesa”. Go out the door and face yourself with the views of the castle of St. George illuminated by the alva … these kinds of wonders are your source of energy. That and a bicycle called Ilduara with which runs through the Lisbon markets.
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.
Blanca, born in Granada, decided to change the visits of the Alhambra for those of the “undefeated city”.
She is a graduate in tourism and art history, an official tourism guide, and the last city she has been working as a guide has been the beautiful Budapest.
She loves doing all kinds of sports and also came to Porto attracted by surfing, although her great passions are languages, traveling and meeting new people and cultures.
Take advantage of being in Porto and let me guide you through this wonderful city!
A girl from Cuenca found when studying in Aranjuez her passion: tourism. Thanks to it she has been lucky enough to visit wonderful places not only within the peninsula but in other great countries that have led her to have a a little nomadic life and get to tour Europe and even discover Moroccan lands. But fate wanted her to change a bit of air and that made her stop a little in Hungarian lands, until finally coming to this wonderful city (where she could also settle in his nomadic times).
A close, spontaneous girl who is happiest when she discovers a big smile on the faces of the people she is with. And especially the one that makes him happy that everyone can feel in love that he has to discover his world to many people.
Natural from San Sebastián, this thirty-year-old has always been a great lover of history, since he was little he could always be seen with a good book in his hands or a ball on his feet, he dreamed of being like Ronaldo or Indiana Jones, he finally opted for books and graduated in History from the University of the Basque Country.
When he finished his studies he dedicated himself to traveling and living for a time in England, after returning home for a season his desire to continue to know new countries and cultures made his feet go to Lisbon, here he was finally able to dedicate himself to what most likes to tell stories and meet new people every day. During your tours the laughs are guaranteed and you will get to know the city in the most pleasant and friendly way possible!
Luis, born in 1987 in Zaragoza, is passionate about history, art and heritage, especially archeology. He studied history at the University of Zaragoza and later completed a master’s degree in archeology at the University of Granada, whose End of Master’s work was published in the digital magazine of the Department of Archeology of the UGR and another of museology at the Distance University of Madrid, He has also been a volunteer in various archaeological excavations in countries such as Italy, Spain and Wales and has been a fellow for the Culture Service of the Zaragoza City Council where he conducted guided tours of the city’s Roman past and collaborated in the realization of the International Day of the museums. He was also a fellow of the culture section of the Spanish Embassy in Albania.
With it you will be able to know the history that is hidden behind the monuments, statues and streets of Porto, making them take on meaning and making a “pile of stones” become the history of the men and women who have populated this extraordinary city for centuries.
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.