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“old lisbon”(189 reviews)
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The buildings are simple and elegant. Very sad and beautiful place to walk anytime if the day and night. There are many cafes, bars and eateries. I enjoyed my time just wandering through the streets and getting lost.

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the area with Carlos from Premium tours. He was one of the best guides we have ever had and loved every minute of our time.

Thank Dinnaah
Reviewed yesterday

We hired a guide to give us a walking tour of Alfama. So glad we did. You can easily get lost in Alfama. Our guide took us to unique areas of Alfama that we would never have seen if we did the walk on our...More

Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed yesterday

Climbing the stairs and exploring the alleyways on our way to listen to Fado was very cool, atmospheric. Don't miss the street art on the stairs depicting the Fado singers (also loved the old lady with a cat street art).

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed yesterday

Lisbon is hilly, yes, but Alfama is worth discovering. I found Lisbon districts seem to fall into each other so easily walkable. Lots of little side streets to discover with bars, restaurants and shops - easy to find a table to sit outside, have a...More

Thank lizzie439
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quaint neighborhood with lots of history small windy streets to explore. Like much of Lisbon the hills are steep and narrow but there is a lot to be admired. Lots of little Artisan shops to check out.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely part of town with wonderful people walking everywhere. We really loved the small restaurants and places for espresso and a pastry at any moment.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time in Alfama and were warned by various Guide Books about pick pockets on the trams in Alfama. Luckily we have escaped but our neighbours in the next apartment alerted us to the latest scam. Well dressed gentlemen asking if you...More

Thank IzzieMac58
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful old neighborhood with lots of character. Do it with Frida of Sandeman's for an interesting and fun experience.

Thank Nir A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The "Old Portugal" you see on the postcards and on TV. Windy streets, great restaurants around hidden corners, shops selling tiles from the 1600's and of course the yellow cable cars. We took a tram to the top with the intention of going to St....More

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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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9 November 2018|
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Response from victordA4644RO | Reviewed this property |
At this time of year a long sleeved shirt and jeans would be more comfortable we were just there a week ago and it was getting cool but comfortable.
Lila L
31 October 2018|
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Response from NunoandCarla | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lila, Alfama is the most genuine part of Lisbon, for that reason there is no better place to stay. You can ask Madona because she lives there ;) You can’t find new and comfy hotels there though. If you want a luxury or... More
17 August 2018|
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Response from tyman84 | Reviewed this property |
This place is far from dangerous, if you was pickpocketed then that was just unfortunate, me and my wife sat on a bench in the square and just enjoyed watching the people, then had a coffee in one of the restaurants there... More