The Siege of Porto: Fight for Freedom

3.73 (11 ratings)
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Play a city game taking you through the hidden history of Porto and explore the fighting spirit of the city during the constitutional wars and the dictatorship.

During this walk, you will see places where the civil war was fought and the rebellious Portuenses made their stand. See the river from a new perspective, the culture of a city, the national theater, the first public library in the country, the old jail and the university rectory. 

Are you willing to fight for your rights, as they did? Step this way…

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  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages
    English, Portuguese


  • The path will take you fromthe old dictatorship's State Police headquarters, by and old monastery, turned library, the medieval walls of the city, the old jail and court of Porto, the old building of the university, the engineering college, a military base and the monumental church of Lapa.


It is 1946. The dictator, Salazar, has been in power for a decade. However, dictatorships across Europe are in decline.

You’re Artur Souzão. You work for the state police as an intelligence officer, but nothing is as it seems. For centuries, your family has been part of a secret group dedicated to helping people rise up, and, now too, you strive to end the dictatorship. 

Something has been found in the old records of the town hall, something almost sacred.

It's your time to act! Small steps, Artur! Small steps…

Experience's route

Finish point Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lapa
Largo da Lapa nº 1, 4050-069 Porto, Portugal

Places you will visit


It will take you

85-115 mins

You will walk

5910 steps

Total distance

4.5 km

  • Route open 24/7 but better during daylight hours
  • The game is not timed, so take your time
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09 Jun 2024
A great game to learn about the struggle of the Portuguese people! However, I met some problems about the question of Rua do Breiner, cannot understand why the answer is that.

Iasmin Guedes

17 Dec 2023

Rita Neves

23 Oct 2023

Marco Bok

12 Oct 2023

Ovidiu Gavry

08 Oct 2023

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