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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (411 reviews)
“old lisbon” (144 reviews)
“fado museum” (50 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Most typical part of Lisbon. Little alleys, cable cars etc. Check that you have good legs to handle the climb of these streets !

Thank Marc O
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is the old neighbourhood in Lisbon that survived the 1755 earthquake and tsunami. It is quite scenic and has a lot of old buildings to view.

Thank Tor_Malmros
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure to stay at the most beautiful side of Lisboa,Alfama,and especially at the amazing Palacio Vila Flor. Alfama is easy to reach via the metro,bus,train or electric 28. It has the best places (alongside with Bairro Alto) to listen to quality fado...More

Thank Paraskevi D
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is one of the place to visit and to experience the popular atmosphere of Lisbon.Located on the top of the hill of Alfama you can walk through a maze of alleys, vaulted passageways, small patios full colors . There is also a lot of...More

1  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 10 August 2016

up and down the alley street ways to see how people live, where they eat and hear the fado!! street art, bohemian flea market and interesting nooks and crannies!!

Thank scotteeth
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome people, street restaurants,live grill, live musik,dancing. One big Portuguese party going on here on the weekends. Definitely don't miss it.

Thank Sneha N
Reviewed 10 August 2016

nice stroll around to come across small shops and restaurants.. very pleasant narrow cobblestone lanes

Thank 854rif
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great area to walk around, get lost and discover the essence of Lisbon. Be ready to walk a lot, so take enough water and sun protection... It can become very hot in sunny summer days. Alternatively you can sit in many of the small bars...More

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cobble streets, cute restaurants, cool & relaxing parks/fountains/lookout points around every corner. The streets of Alfama makes you want to explore. I would recommend taking a tuk tuk to explore but it was also very interesting to explore on foot, see locals way of...More

Thank Janineregtien
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We loved the are so much we visited twice as plenty to do and many restuarants. The are mainly escaped the earthquake so the old building and street are intact and great for just wandering around,

Thank Caverkat
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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
Nearby Restaurants
Barracao de Alfama
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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
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.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Miradouro de Santa Luzia
1,067 reviews
.23 km away
Miradouro das Portas do Sol
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.25 km away
Museu do Fado / Fado Museum
406 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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