Lisbon’s African Roots

Praça do Comércio, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal (6)
per person35
  • Lisbon
  • 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 1-15
  • Tour
  • African & Vegetarian


Learn about Lisbon’s African Roots with Naky, a history enthusiast.

In this walking tour you can explore Lisbon through its past, such as the influence that the Portuguese Expeditions had in the history of Africa, and Europe, alongside the inheritance that remains in the lifestyle of the Portuguese people.

At the end of the tour, you can choose to go with Naky to a restaurant where you can taste excellent cuisine from countries like Angola and Cape Verde. Prices to enjoy an authentic African meal cost in average an extra €10, and it includes: meal + 1 drink + dessert + espresso.

All you need is a good camera and appetite for traditional African cuisine.

What’s included

  • African delicacies (nuts, juice and liquor)
  • A surprise offered by Naky
  • Experience available in English, French and Spanish language

The host recommends

  • Comfortable shoes (you will be walking for 3h30)
  • In summer time, it is advised to bring a bottle of water and a hat 


Children from to 12 to 18 years old only pay 18€
(Free for children under 12 years old)

Meeting point

Praça do Comércio (near the statue) at 5 pm


I’m passionate about history and traditional African food.


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- Jul, 11, 2018 -

Connie McNair

Naky's tour of Lisbon was unparalleled-- the best organized tour I have ever taken. Naky is an archive unto himself, and the information he has curated is invaluable. As he shares the obscured history of the people whose forced labor and commodification was used to build Lisbon into what it is today, he tends to the dead and dying, the lost and forgotten, but also ties the past to the present in urgent and important ways. Highly recommend!

- May, 06, 2018 -

Marco Schreuder

If you want to rearrange the picture you make of Lisbon, you should go to this tour and learn, that Africans are part of this city since 600 years. Learn about history and meet the local African community now, and eat that they cook. Naky is a fabulous tour guide, a warmhearted and great guy. Very recommended!

- Oct, 27, 2017 -

Maayke deVries

The tour was incredible interesting with lots of new insights into Lisbon's history, as Naky knows so much about the African history of Lisbon. Besides, the food was delicious and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. I definitely recommend this tour to everyone looking for an unique experience in Lisbon.

- Jun, 30, 2017 -

Sandra Semedo

I live in Lisbon and didn't even know that we had so many historic sights. The walk is taught but it's worth to hear what Naky has to say. The dinner was also great, the food was really good and I got to know another restaurant to go to whenever I miss home.

- Jul, 02, 2017 -

David Gonzalez

I'm majoring in African studies so this experience was a must do and it was really eye opening. I'm not so much into cooking, but the food was amazing and the restaurant looked really authentic, the cooks were from Cape Verde and made incredible "funge". Thank you Naky.

- Sep, 23, 2017 -

Patricia Morris

Had no idea how much Portugal influenced (and is influenced) by Africa. The tour was really eye opening towards the Portuguese lifestyle and African roots. The food was also very (very!) good.