Hi, my name is Ester, I am an italian art historian specialized in History of Architecture and authorized tour guide. Since I graduted in Conservation of Cultural Heritage I organized and promoted several exhibitions for small and big institutions both in Italy and Germany. I landed in Lisbon three years ago. I am a lover of city life, of quick and easy movements across long distances. I am…
The Tour at the Graça hill is a discovery of the charming “Vila Operária”, the Worker Houses of Lisbon from the middle of the 19th century. In Graça there is the greatest variety of the best preserved Worker Houses. We will discover the first dwelling typologies for workers and how they have been changed through the use of the iron and the Art Nouveau style. A unique and fragile architectural…
The tour includes only the external part of the buildings. It is a walking tour on hilly ground and slippery at times.
The tour includes a coffee and a traditional appetizer (the sweet pastel de nata or a salty pastel, it is up to you!).
Suitable clothes and shoes in rainy weather
My tour is a chinese box on urban scale: we will went from the most known Worker Houses along the main street of the neighbourhood to that dwelling literally hidden behind buildings or in side streets. We will get inland in the heart of Graça, where also facilities for entertainment and social services for the workers are included in this exclusive tour.