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Alfama

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
As featured in 3 Days in Lisbon and 2 other guides
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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Wonderful sights delight walkers at every turn in this culturally rich and...

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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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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Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Wandering the streets of Alfama!

Some of the best travel experiences happen through serendipity. When in Lisbon, wander and get lost in the narrow streets of Alfama to experience what life was in the days long... read more

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some of the best travel experiences happen through serendipity. When in Lisbon, wander and get lost in the narrow streets of Alfama to experience what life was in the days long gone where families shared a common courtyard and lived together. Experience some Fado music in one of the unique bars. We spent an afternoon just wandering in Alfama, getting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved Alfama with its beautiful whitewashed houses with their red tiled roofs. It's a historical neighborhood, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lisbon. It was fun walking around it's winding streets, looking at the quaint houses. A number of restaurants that play Fado music are located in this neighborhood. A must do when you're in Lisbon!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You really get the feeling of what Lisbon is all about as you wander around the cobbled streets up and down this area . Lots of lovely tile fronted buildings here and there and with lots of twists and turns on the narrow streets some nice surprises await

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it's an uphill downhill neighborhood with narrow streets, some of them in form of stairs, mind the cars, the proximity might feel dangerous. The neighborhood is packed with tiny taverns and restaurants, many of them showing live music for tourists, but if you want to listen to a really good fado, skip the chalkboard ads and ask the locals, this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good way to explore this area is to go around the Se Cathedral along the Cruzes da Se past the Cruzes Credo cafe (the back of the Se cathedral) and you will come to many narrow streets and alleys with Fado restaurants and corner shops. Off the beaten track!

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We enjoyed walking around, had an old feel to this little neighborhood. It's a very chilled area but not much to do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just stroll the hilly streets, follow your instinct and you'll find marvelous spots, to eat, to drink, to relax, to enjoy, to study... pleasant friendly people and a very special atmosphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to spend a day wandering the crooked stone alleys of this historical neighborhood. By day, it's quiet and you can wander and get lost, and it's really interesting. At night, you can find a little restaurant, get some fresh sardines or cod, and enjoy the Fado singing, which you hear coming from almost every restaurant as you pass.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice Lisbon experience : to stroll this neighborhood Try to find two chairs small bar between largo Michael and fado museum Nice place ( tiny two chairs ) Nice sardines and good house wine

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view and historical streets of Lisbon! We enjoyed the views and walking around the alfama neighbourhood of Lisbon. This is a unique historical area with the 28e tram that takes you through/by this area! I strongly recommend purchasing a 24 hour pass at any of the metro stations so you you hop on and off the many forms of... 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 Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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