Comissão Organizadora

Maria João Neto

Maria João was born in 1973 in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.

She graduated in Tourism, first in ISLA, in 1994, and then in ESHTE where she achieved her Bachelor Degree, in 2004. In 2014 she post-graduated in Gardens and Landscape in FCSH – UNL.

Has been working mainly as a tourist guide in german, romanian, english and portuguese already since 1994.

Specialized in literary walking tours, her goal is not only the tourist market but also the educational one.

Sopran in a choir, she also organizes musical itineraries.

She is presently secretary of AGIC.

Paula Marques

Has a Bachelor degree in Tourism and since 1994 is a licensed National Tourist Guide.

Has been  working for several travel agencies and tour operators, mainly with French and Spanish speaking groups, all over Portugal.

Since 2000 working with students and schools, conducting general, thematic and literary walking tours, as part of the group project Passeios Literários – visitas guiadas pela mão de autores portugueses®. Works occasionally as a guide in the Museu do Oriente http://www.museudooriente.pt/ and is currently pursuing a license degree in History of Art. 

Main interests:  European and Oriental Art, the art of the Azulejo,  to read Portuguese classical poets and writers, attended several conferences and lectures about Art, Literature, Urban History, History of Religions.

Telma Sousa

Has a degree in tourism from INP (Lisbon – 1991) and has been working as a tour guide and interpreter ever since. Travelling is her favourite hobby and to be able to provide a good time to those who share this passion for travelling is her aim. Guiding through Palaces, museums or just walking in the city, sharing details of the history, language, gastronomy, traditions is what she enjoys the most.

Born in Lisbon. Has a Bachelor Degree in Tourism and since 1998 is a licensed National Tourist Guide.

Leonor Abrantes

She has been working as a guide since 1998 mainly with german-speaking groups in tours that cover the country’s territory.

In 2005 has joined Passeios Literários – visitas guiadas pela mão de autores portugueses® a project dedicated to literary walking tours for Portuguese students.

For the past years has attended several lectures on Medieval History, History of Portuguese Discoveries, Portuguese Literature, History of Art, and History of Religion.

In 2013 finished a Degree in History and is currently pursuing a Master Degree in History and Philosophy of Science.

Special interests: in cultural history, History of Religion and Mentalities.