Lagos creates sensory itinerary for people with visual impairments

Guided tours will take place in June and October

Visually impaired people will be able to visit and enjoy the city of Lagos «in a dignified way, through stimulating experiences for hearing, smell, taste and touch», within the scope of the initiative “Knowing Lagos through Sounds and Flavors – Roadmap for Your Discovery”, a sensorial itinerary that was created by the Lacobrigense City Council.

As part of initiatives by the Lagos City Council's Inclusion Desk, the guided tours will take place in June and October and «invite people who are blind or have low vision to discover the city of Lagos through their senses».

«By taking advantage of the advantages that Lagos has in the areas of historical, natural, artistic and gastronomic heritage, the idea is to allow visually impaired citizens from any part of the country to visit and enjoy the city», according to the Câmara de Lagos.

Marina and Porto de Lagos, Mercado da Avenida, Praça Luís de Camões, Praça Gil Eanes, Rua Portas de Portugal, Castelo dos Governadores and Praia da Batata are some of the places planned for these leisure walks, «where participants can enjoy the sounds and aromas of the sea and fishing activity, touching the walls and monuments or even tasting the tempting regional sweets, while learning more about the history of Lagos».

The visits are free and have "guaranteed security conditions". The tours are led by the historian and technician from the Municipality of Lagos, Artur de Jesus and accompanied by Dina Neto, an employee of the municipality and also a visually impaired person, «who has carried out awareness-raising actions on the subject with students from 1 .º council cycle».

Registration is now open and can be done via email [email protected]. Depending on the number of registrations, groups will be formed for dates to be scheduled in the months of June and October.