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Semi-Private Alfama Walking Tour and Dinner with Live Fado Show
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Wonderful sights delight walkers at every turn in this culturally rich and charming part of Lisbon, which through its architecture reminds visitors of its Visigothic roots, Arabic influence and fishing port heritage.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“narrow streets” (465 reviews)
“fado museum” (53 reviews)
“old lisbon” (153 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed today

It is one of the oldest parts of Lisbon, full of narrow streets with streetcars (trams), creating nice atmosphere. A lot of possibilities to dine (different types of cuisine). Very close to the castle and other attractions.

Thank Petr J
Reviewed yesterday

The Alfama consists of seemingly myriads of tiny little streets and places - an enchanting quarter of the town and defintely a must-see in Lisbon!

Thank IAmABerliner
Reviewed yesterday

The walk down from the castle is very steep and the cobbles may present difficulties to people with walking problems. Lots of interesting little shops and cafes.

Thank DenisLiverpoolUK
Reviewed yesterday

Our second “Discover Walks Tour” of the day. This one the afternoon tour of Alfama with guide Guilherme was excellent. Started at top of hill and almost all downhill. Charming little streets and alleys.

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Discovering fado was great expirience,and there is no better place to expirience it than alfama.Nice bars and restaurants around it makes it even better !

Thank Xii L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very cute district !! If you give yourself the chance to let go, put away your citymap and loose yourself, you will discover many authentic living streets. A real charm...

Thank Viviane H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can walk around the calming streets of Alfama the whole night and have bacalao and good wine at one of the many lovely restaurant while listening to fado sung by a local Portuguese. It's a very safe part of the city and the narrow...More

Thank helene925
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Alfama is not to be missed when you visit Lisbon. It's an old town with narrow streets, filled with character.

Thank Jacquie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Lisbon for one day and we went straight to the Alfama. It was beautiful, and unique and strange and we got lost but found our way back that's why we loved it. We were told to take a taxi to the top but...More

Thank Carlton R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took walking with guide. As expected narrow streets but quaint. There were restaurants open during day and at night there was entertainment - fado music. Didn't go there at night as you would have to take a taxi or uber as regular transportation not available.

Thank Teddi Y
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
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22 September 2017|
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Response from Coops2011 | Reviewed this property |
We walked everywhere. Yes it can be steep but if you are fit and able, you see so much more when walking. The breeze from the river kept the temperature to a comfortable level even on a hot day. Trams look very crowded with... More
Lucie W
25 May 2017|
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Response from Marielle R | Reviewed this property |
In Alfama (the really tiny streets) can not be reached by tram. It's definately a good starting point at the castle to walk down hill but once in the small streets you go up and down anyway.
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