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Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal
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Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“narrow streets” (431 reviews)
“old lisbon” (147 reviews)
“fado museum” (50 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place with lots of restaurants. Chicken and fish are highly recommended. Enjoy walking through the old narrow streets

Thank Elie M
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful neighbourhood with alleys and stairways that wind in and out and up and down. Cool breezes that in the evening carry the strains of Fado from the many bars and restaurants that support this music. Stay in this neighbourhood and just explore...

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a hot day when we explored so we used our Lisbon card to go up by tram and came part way down by minibus. It really is old Lisbon with its cobbled narrow streets but well worth the visit. There are several viewpoints...More

Thank George P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went with our friends..narrow old streets...old small restaurants..enjoy the food on candle lights..nice food..and drink ...fado music...some restaurants are really expensive about 70 euro per person without drink!

Thank ritafattal
Reviewed 4 days ago

Charming, lovely, you must get lost un its narrow street tout get the feel of the place. The food, the people, everything is awsome

Thank frederique d
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love this area!! Cobbled streets with old fashion trams and lots of places to eat and drink. The people are lovey and the shops are all worth a barter. We found it easy to work around even though it was hilly. If you like classic...More

1  Thank Christo E
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited with a Sandemans guide. He showed us great views and told a lot of stories about the place. Put your walking shoes on! What a lovely afternoon we had, fantastic and friendly people . We had a few drinks and even had diner...More

Thank Freddy_the_Traveler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great neighborhood, but so important to start at the to and stroll downhill and enjoy the scenery. If you start at St Vincent then you'll be perfect.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The neighbourhood of Alfama has a very interesting history and evolvement from a sailors town to a tourist Mecca. Its cobbled narrow lanes with bistros and bars make it a very, 'must visit' touristy place.

Thank ramesh1216
Reviewed 5 days ago

The streets are so narrow that it is really only suitable for motorbikes and the tiniest of cars. But it's a great place to explore where every little widening of the street features a little cafe. Steep and historic the streets all circle the Castelo...More

Thank Waterloonie
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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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Nearby Attractions
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.25 km away
Museu do Fado / Fado Museum
417 reviews
.02 km away
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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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Nats123a
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
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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