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“The place of birth of Lisbon”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Alfama

Alfama
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Lisbon 4-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour Including Tram 28 Ride
Ranked #4 of 422 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“The place of birth of Lisbon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

If you want to see how the city was 300 years ago go no further. You will find narrow alleys and a true neighborhood atmosphere that is rare inside big european capitals. Although a lot of buildings are crumbling down, there is a warmth and happiness that one can feel in the streets. Great views from the old moor castle or from several spots where you can see the river.
You can also find some traditional "Fado" houses if you like traditional music. You will need to be fit to go up the hill though...

Visited March 2012
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Bordeaux, France
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“Loose yourself in Alfama”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

A photographer's delight to wander through the narrow winding streets mingling with the local residents. Authentic and picturesque. Let's hope it is preserved that way.

Visited March 2012
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“you should walk there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

It is an interesting part of the city. You should walk there and do not forget to take your camera with you as you will be able to make unforgettable photos. Use comfortable shoes.

Visited March 2012
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New Jersey
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“Charming area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Great restaurants and Prado - prepare go wander around and get lost! You will meet lots of locals - not too many tourists.

Visited June 2011
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Alverca
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“The real FADO!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Enjoy the environment and the best restaurants in Lisbon!

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