Roman rule lasted 7 centuries, influencing Lisbon with its’ language, culture and architecture, transforming Olisipo into one of the greatest commercial and maritime centres of the Roman Empire. Lisbon was integrated into the Roman Empire in 137 BC, and under Emperor Augustus became the Roman capital of Olisipo. The city grew east, west and south, right up to the river. It featured administrative, religious and civil buildings such as the Forum, the Theatre, Spas, the Aquaduct and the Circus.
The riverside transformed into a grand suburban area with numerous ports. Olisipo was rich in olive oil, wine and salt, but its’ main income was in the production and export of canned fish. This industry made Lisbon one of the great Roman maritime centres.
Tuk-Away will show you these hidden foundations of the city, which include the Roman Theatre Museum, Casa de Bicos museum, and many more.