Under the majestic glance of the castle the houses accompany the valley in a labyrinth of alleys, small streets, squares and steps resembling a Muslim medina. The ancient medieval doors of the city and engraved sign stones can still be found. By paying attention to the toponyms one can read the names of patron saints, long gone crafts, aristocratic families and old paths. The first Jesuit residence in the world (the Saint Antão-O-Velho’s College), the Saint Cristóvão shelter house, the ancient architecture that can be found in Achada Square and other old buildings persist in Mouraria. On Capelão Street one can enter history and visit the house where Maria Severa lived, a Fado legend who lived a life filled with love stories and sorrows. And we visit Mouraria’s main square, Martim Moniz, where people from many different cultures and origins live together and trade their products.
Meeting point: Senhora da Saúde ’s Church