Alex's Queer Lisbon – half-day Monday walking tour: scene and history (plus free 'LONG LIST' guide to LGBTQ Lisbon!) – Praça do Príncipe Real 18, Lisboa

Mon 28 Oct 2024 10:00 - 14:00 WET

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Every Monday, this fun social event introduces you to today's queer scene venues, gives you inside knowledge about queer Lisbon and tells you stories from Lisbon's scandalous, (sometimes bizarre!) queer history. You'll check out the scene, find the venues that suit you best, and hear anecdotes from queer history that bring Lisbon alive. Have fun, meet fellow-travellers, tour the scene, hear fascinating stories from queer history!  And - you get your free copy of 'Alex's LONG LIST - LGBTQ guide to Lisbon' (normally €15): 60-pages+ of essential inside knowledge, updated monthly, downloadable as a PDF and readable on mobiles as a FlipBook.

Highlights include - Lisbon’s varied bars and clubs (older/younger, bear, twink, women's venues, early/late, hectic/chilled, Trans-friendly, etc), suggestions for days/nights out, scene opening times, women’s spaces, cabaret/drag venues, LGBT rights and drug laws in Portugal, saunas/sex venues etc. Plus -  17thCentury cruising sites, how the Inquisition dealt with gay men, how lesbians battled 1960s censorship, stories from 19thCentury sex-work, why ‘Fado’ is queer, how Pride is different in Portugal, gay men dodging the 1950s police, how bisexual jazz-legend Josephine Baker was a spy in WWII, a Trans love story, lesbian nuns, who were the ‘Two Fernandes’, how LGBT rights were established in Portugal, how the first drag shows started, gay writers, queer pop stars, straight censors, disgraced politicians - all this and more as we get to know the gay scene and end with a social drink!

Suitable for solo-travellers.  3.8km(2.3miles).  3.5 hours.  Age:16+.  €40.  

Meeting point: (at 10:00) in the garden square of Principe Real; Outside number 18, Praça do Príncipe Real, 1200-230, Lisboa; by the children's play corner.    Googlemaps link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/XAp899ch94EuBksA6

  We are easy to find – just look for the Rainbow Umbrella!

Plus - get your free copy of 'Alex's LONG LIST - LGBTQ guide to Lisbon',(normally €15): 60-pages+ of essential inside knowledge, updated monthly, downloadable as a PDF and readable on mobiles as a FlipBook. Everything you need to make the most of Lisbon, with comprehensive venue info, a guide to the gay beaches (and how to get there); what to avoid; what not to miss; Googlemap of queer Lisbon; queer events each month; Women's venues/groups; Trans-friendly spaces; classy bars and speakeasys; Lisbon on a budget; venues for Queer People of Colour; sports and social events; health services (male and female); and much, much more...  Know the city!

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'Alex's Lisbon Tours and Events' is insured and registered with Turismo de Portugal.

TripAdvisor Reviews: www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g189158-d25467229-Reviews-Queer_Lisbon_a_Treasure_Hunt_in_LGBTQ_History-Lisbon_Lisbon_District_Central_Por.html