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Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal
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Semi-Private Alfama Walking Tour and Dinner with Live Fado Show
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Lisbon 4-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour Including Tram 28 Ride
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Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours 3-Hour Walking Tour
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“narrow streets” (386 reviews)
“old lisbon” (135 reviews)
“fado museum” (48 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyable and lovely journey at alfama in lisbon, In alfama you will find lot of historical thing, fado restaurant.

Thank matty l
Reviewed 2 days ago

Oldest part of Lisbon, between River Tejo(Tagus) and impressive Sao Jorge Castle. Traditional Tram 28 is your choice if you are going there first thing in the morning, during rush hours and high season, it gets REAL crowded and sweaty. Or you can take Taxi,...More

Thank Halkidis
Reviewed 2 days ago

Alfama is one of the most typical neighborhood in Lisbon. So, it's the center of the capital, where the narrow streets, the grilled fish and the guitars whispers fill you with new strange but tasty sensations. An late afternoon tour or a street terrace lunch...More

Thank RuiRibeiro1961
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful narrow winding streets with washing on lines, number 28 trams chugging up steep hills. Great area for Fado music clubs/restaurants recommend Parreirinha de Alfama Fado & Tradicao. Flea markets on Saturday/Sunday are amazing not least for views over city and river.

Thank hundalee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old town and a must see. Best way up is via tram 28 but it gets v busy so go early or late. Lots to see and visit , plenty of atmosphere and tramloads of tourists. A definite highlight.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my 3rd trip to Lisboa and I think Alfama is my favourite spot to visit. I just love to stroll around the streets looking at the lovely Azulejo facades of the old buildings. It gives you a nostalgic feeling

Thank usluburcu
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes it's great place to visit as a tourist. but for Street and Urban Photographers it's just gorgeous and full of opportunities.

Thank samizeh
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spending a day, lost in Alfama, has been the high of my trip in Lisbon. This neighbourhood is just splendid, and very graphic. Amateurs of street art will really enjoy. Photographers will be able to fill their memory card at a very fast rate, observing...More

Thank Pierre P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely place to walk around, nice churches... You would also find few options to watch the Fado show (yet food might not be as good as expected). There are pretty nice graffiti in the neighborhood and once you reach the top you will have a...More

Thank Ghinwa_B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In Alfama you can strawl for hours. When you visit Alfama you are surrounded by Fado restaurants.. Authentic Fado during diner (With Bacalhau) is absolutely something you must do when visiting Lisboa. In June there's a music festival in all the tiny streets, really nice...More

Thank Marielle R
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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and,
of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music.
The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755
destroyed most of the city but the contiguous
neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained
standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent
Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the
Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
...More
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O Beco
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.06 km away
Pateo 13
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.08 km away
Parreirinha de Alfama
413 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Miradouro de Santa Luzia
1,028 reviews
.23 km away
Museu do Fado / Fado Museum
397 reviews
.02 km away
Miradouro das Portas do Sol
121 reviews
.25 km away
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Lucie W
Instand of walking uphill or take the tram, would it not be easier to start at the castle fisrt and walk downhill to visit Alfama?
25 May 2017|
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Nats123a
Hello all. I will be visiting Lisbon with my mom for whom walking uphill will be quite difficult and painful. As per the posts it would be a good idea to hire a tuk tuk in this area. Pls advise as to whether we should hire a tuk tuk for few hours and see the main attractions of this area or let the tuk tuk go once we reach a destination, explore the destination and then hire another tuk tuk? Pls let me know as to whether tuk tuks are easily available in the Alfama district? How much will it cost? Do we bargain with the tuk tuk driver or is there a meter? Will it be safe for us to explore this area after sunset as well? Too many questions here, thanks in advance. Best Regards
19 May 2017|
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Response from VFrequentTravellers | Reviewed this property |
The city is well served by buses and trains. The hop on hop off buses with a 2 or 3 day pass offer great value for money. And taxis are quite cheap. Walking through the old town is the only way around, as even the taxis and... More
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susied237
Is Alfama a practical district to stay in?
14 March 2017|
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Response from mapage2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not only is it practical to stay in the Alfama but it is a sheer delight especially if you enjoy a more traditional folksy atmosphere to a place. We spent a month there last autumn and revelled in the local feel as well as... More
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