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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%
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“narrow streets” (442 reviews)
“old lisbon” (149 reviews)
“old buildings” (79 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent quite a bit of time wandering the streets of the Alfama and found it to be one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Lisbon. Very windy and often steep, it also provides an amazing workout on the way to see the Castle or...More

Thank onlyherbackpack
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed at a small hotel, ate at many local restaurants and enjoyed Fado at some point local, less touristy places. Wonderful walking neighborhod, but be ready to climb hills!!!

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a labyrinth of streets and staircases tours neighborhood is. But so beautiful. Old and holds many gems. Restaurants pubs and Fado clubs. Great stay

Thank galg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to take in the views and neighbourhood plus soak up the great feel about the district.So much to see and do !!

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take the tram 28 up to save you walking up the hill. Head to Graca and then walk down. There are several viewpoints worth stopping by including portal del sol.

Thank tiara77
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would reccommend staying in this area to get the true feel of Lisbon. The restaurants hidden in the winding streets are great.

Thank JaneWindermere
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a "Sandemans free walking tour" to Alfama and it is probably the best way to see everything without getting lost , our guide was stopped a few times by tourists asking for directions . Apart from the castle , cathedral and the...More

Thank phillip g
Reviewed 4 days ago

Typical Lisbon residential area. Very characteristic small streets. Friendly atmosphere of the local population. You can feel what it would be like to live in Lisbon in the XIIX century.

Thank Pedro G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To my understanding the best time to visit the district is on Alfama fest. Only then you understand what alfama really is. All these artisanal and often sudden eateries, managed by ordinary people, sometimes served to you from the window! Flags, girlandes, lights, colors, noise.....More

Thank Pagorone
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful old area of Lisbon. Visited during San Antonio festival so very busy, noisy and colourful.

Thank margaret1952
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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22 September 2017|
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Response from Chaicharn D | Reviewed this property |
I prefer to walk instead using public transportation since you can see and stop a lot of nice places along the walk.
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