Lisbon is teeming with things to offer the tourist. However it’s best to book a Holiday Houseboy, a local gay friendly tour guide to show you around. He will look after your safety and welfare at all times. Indeed you will discover places that the average tourist would not find on his own.
Ricardo has a degree in Management and Marketing and has worked on web developing and music Djing. He is passionate about discovering Portugal. Ricardo feels that tourism is where he feels the most connected with people and thrives on showing them the best of Lisbon. In addition to this, his hobbies are music, photography and more recently developing his own youtube channel. He can’t wait to offer you his services as a guide to show you what Lisbon really has to offer.
Ricardo is covid vaccinated, a non smoker and speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Total cost for the guide services of Ricardo for a full day of 8 hours = a non refundable deposit of 45 euros by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS 80 euros in cash to Ricardo after his services. Total 125 euros.
Alternatively for the guide services of Ricardo for half a day of 4 hours = a non refundable deposit of 25 euros by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS 40 euros in cash to Ricardo after his services. Total 65 euros.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
“Ricardo was my guide for a day in Lisbon. He is a wonderful guide. He is very knowledgeable and takes special care to tailor your tour to your interests. We had a very full day and it was amazing. Ricardo made it a very special day. If you want a knowledgeable guide with a great personality, Ricardo is your guy.” – Kurt, USA
How To Book A Holiday Houseboy
To book any of our Holiday Houseboys please go to the enquiry form.
Or send an email to email@example.com.
Alternatively WhatsApp +94-76-630-1069.
Remember a Holiday Houseboy is your gay friendly tour guide who looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Please note these are guide services and not sexual services.
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Highlights of Lisbon
Located at the western most part of Europe, Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. It’s one of the main metropolitan areas of the Iberian Peninsula. The population in Lisbon is about 3 million. Therefore, making it one of the most populous urban areas in the European Union.
Likewise, it is considered as one of the world’s longest founded cities, Lisbon emerged as a nation in the early 12th century. Above all, with a history dating back to 300,000 years. It was a battlefield for Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians before the Romans started their reign in 205 B.C.. Then came the Moors. By the 15th century, after the Christians recaptured the city, the Portuguese started an era of explorations and conquests.
Travel through time in Lisbon with several historic sites that merit attention for their cultural significance. Probably the most iconic among these landmarks is Castelo de São Jorge (St. George’s Castle). Overlooking the Portuguese capital, the castle played a vital part in history, serving as a location of fortifications. On the other hand, the 16th-century Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery) is A UNESCO World Heritage Site commissioned by King Manuel I in 1501. A symbol of power during the Age of Discovery, the monastery was built to honour Vasco de Gama’s 1498 voyage to India.
Museums in Lisbon take you on an enriching tour. Housed on once-sacred grounds, the National Azulejo Museum features about 300 ornate patterns of glazed tiles that have played a role in the country’s cultural history. In other words, the National Museum of Ancient Art highlights artifacts reflecting Portugal from the Middle Ages through the 19th century.
Lisbon is sprawling with art. One can see masterpieces by visiting galleries or just strolling around the city. Hosting the best contemporary artists, Galeria 111 is founded in the 60s by one of the biggest art collectors in Portugal, Manuel de Brito. Housed in the 1940’s art-deco building, Galeria Belo-Galsterer displays a variety of artwork from homegrown and international artists.
Walking around Lisbon is a feast for the eyes. Located at the outer reaches is the grand Palace of the Marquises of Fronteira. A majestic architecture with a rich history of Portugal. Standing over the mouth of the Tagus River, Torre de Belém is a fusion of architectural styles from the Gothic to the Romanesque. In addition to this, there is the Mudejar to the Moorish.
Aside from the landmarks, getting around Lisbon is an experience itself. Hop on Tram 28 as it goes around the Old Alfama district, drop by Feira da Ladra and test your haggling skills for quirky trinkets. Finally, why not spend a lovely evening at any of the alfresco cafés in Bairro Alto or go to a club to listen to a fardo.
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