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Olá, I'm

Jaime C.

Guide & History Lover

I'm a lawyer, a political scientist and language enthusiast. I've been wandering the world in a long journey that kept bringing me back to Lisbon over and over again.

  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Guide since 2018
    • History
    • Storytelling
Lisbon is a city that has to be discovered step by step, following a river of intoxicating beauty, listening to the voice of its inhabitants, sometimes wild and fierce, sometimes mild and smooth.

About Me

Q. What inspired you to become a guide?

Sharing the secrets of my culture and exchanging insights with travelers from all over the world is simply the best job I can dream of.

Q. What do you love most about Lisbon?

The incomparable light of Lisbon! The brightness of the city in those magical winter days is almost surreal. In which other city can you feel the light rays dance with wave-shaped cobble stones?

Q. What's your favorite story to tell on tour?

Explaining the multicultural roots of Fado music and its relationship with saudade, the untranslatable feeling of longing and nostalgia that shaped the Portuguese identity.

Q. What's one of your favorite memories from a tour?

I will always remember how a family stopped me in the heart of Mouraria neighborhood as I was leading a private tour. They just wanted to say hello and tell me that they finally accomplished their dream of moving to Lisbon. I was their tour guide some years before and I might have influenced them a little bit to take that decision…

fun facts

Fun Facts

  • I am an expert in predicting the coloring of the sky at sunset. Finding the best viewpoint for a glass of wine should be considered fine art!

  • I spent 5 summers camping along the Portuguese coast looking for waves. I know every beach and every fisherman’s village between Sagres and Lisbon.

  • One day I will own a small property in a hidden village at the edge of Sintra natural park, the true garden of Eden. I will find true happiness growing a vegetable garden, studying Italian recipes, and writing a couple of poetry books!

My Insider Tips for Lisbon

Q. What's the best time of year to enjoy Lisbon?

Lisbon is blessed with year-round sunshine. The months of spring and autumn are always a safe bet as summers can get quite hot in the city. In June, days are long and you might experience Lisbon’s popular Feast of Saint Anthony!

Q. What do you tell your visiting friends to see in your city?

I always recommend my friends to explore Lisbon’s flea market Feira da Ladra. You will find a genuine atmosphere in a remarkable setting: a small garden with stunning views to the river, the National Pantheon and Vasco da Gama Bridge.

Q. What about the culture in your city should people not miss?

Lisbon has a long-established and renowned coffee culture. Sit down on the terrace of a century-old café, order an espresso and take your time to taste the richness of its flavors.

Q. What are some unmissable foods and drinks?

A traditional meal in a family owned Tasca. Starting with a rustic sheep cheese with cornbread, followed by Caldo verde soup (cabbage and chouriço) and a hearty monkfish rice. It could not be complete without a bottle of Alentejo red wine, homemade dessert and a glass of Aguardente liquor.

You might see me on these tours

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Best of Belem: Jeronimos Monastery & Belem Walking Tour with River Cruise
Discover Belém's rich history and scenic beauty with pre-reserved tickets and hassle-free transport on our unforgettable walking and boat tour.
17 4 h 15 max
Devour Lisbon Fado Tour 0152
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Lisbon Food & Fado Tour: An Evening Out in Mouraria & Alfama
Experience Lisbon’s best food and fado as you gain a full understanding of these two significant pillars of Portuguese culture.
15 4 h 10 max
Walks Devour-Lisbon-Petiscos and Wine-0014
Bairro Alto Evening Food & Wine Tour
Spend an evening out in trendy Bairro Alto enjoying the classic bites and drinks Lisbon locals love.
188 3 h 10 max