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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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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (439 reviews)
“fado museum” (53 reviews)
“old lisbon” (149 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed yesterday

It is at the top of a hill, but you can either walk or take the 28 Tram. The views of the city and waterside are very good. There are a lot of tourist here so enjoy the view and wait your turn to get...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Alfama is the neighborhood with very narrow cobblestone streets, winding through the homes of an older generation. Heart and soul of Portuguese traditions - you may see laundry out on the line, smell dinner cooking, or experience a walking tour where the a woman will...More

Thank SarahAndTerry
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our hotel was at the Alfama area and the view was spectacular. There are also a lot of nice restaurants to eat. Walking distance to the Lisbon Cathedral, St, Anthony de Padua church and the St. Jorge Castle.

Thank lcmanabat
Reviewed 3 days ago

You must go to Alfama and get lost amongst her winding, steep streets! You find treasures in Alfama! People working on azulejos for example (the tradtitional Portuguese blue/white tiles). I bought a beautiful pair of earrings from one of these shops!

Thank NadiaCarvalho
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Alfama is a unique place in Lisbon. I walked through the small, windy streets without a map and I think this is the best way explore. There are many steps up and down which add to the experience. There are small cafés to try local...More

Thank JWhelan00
Reviewed 3 days ago

I always want to explore the most historic neighborhoods. This one was definitely worth some time and I can't wait to go back.

Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting streets to wander through. Plenty to see. Lots of good shops and restaurants and bars to visit providing great choice of local food

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This warren of atmospheric old streets is tailor-made for exploration during the daytime. The narrow alleys, hanging washing, flower-laden windows and beautifully preserved tile-fronted houses are like an image from the past. Some of the streets still have an Arabic feel and are Medina-like. In...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a little lovely place and beautiful top view of the city. There are many shops and restaurants. It can reach by walking up to hill or by tram.

Thank Chaicharn D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Start at the top over looking the city and walk you way down through this amazing side of town. Step into a random alley for small olive plates and a drink. This is a must visit area of Lisbon.

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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
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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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19 May 2017|
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Response from Amanda K | Reviewed this property |
Loads of Tuk Tuks in the area just below Alfama (Baixa). Bargain with the driver - they should be able to offer various tours to include lovely views, the Castle, etc. In my opinion, they're not expensive - but make sure you... More
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