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NOVA Walks | Lisbon before and after the earthquake

28 October 2023

At about 9 am on November 1st, 1755, Lisbon shuddered with a deafening roar. It was the sound of destruction. A strong earthquake, followed by a tsunami and by a huge fire, devastated almost all the capital. It is no exaggeration to talk about the existence of Lisbon before and after that day. On this tour, you will visit some buildings which survived the devastation, and you will travel between a disappeared Lisbon and a reborn city within a new order.


NOVA Walks are cultural tours in Lisbon, guided by the reasercher Drª. Ana Pinto from CHAM/ NOVA FCSH (PhD in History).

The walks last around 3 hours. The meeting point will be communicated via email during the afternoon before the walk, and therefore registration are open until 5 p.m of the previous day of each walk (there are limited places regarding the order of registration).