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Alfama

Address: Lisbon, Portugal
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Ranked #12 of 200 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Wonderful sights delight walkers at every turn in this culturally...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining
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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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I would recommend to explore this area walking up or down the steps rather than taking trams,only then you can see all the exterior of the old houses.Be careful at the beginning of Alfama as we saw good few dodgy people around,didn't have any trouble but didn't feel comfortable.Other than that,very beautiful charming area,the oldest part of Lisbon.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Narrow winding streets and tiny shops and restaurants everywhere. We stayed here on top of the city and soon felt like home. The 28 tram runs straight through so you can easily hop on and off to take in the spectacular views of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The part of the city that remains the same as in it's beginnings! Really nice place to wander, walk around and get lost on its streets, I loved it :)

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STUART
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177 reviews 177 reviews
50 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Alfama district of Lisbon is perhaps one of the most amazing parts of this great city. It is topped by the medieval Castelo of Sao Jorge which sits on the highest point in the area. As other reviewers have noted, the many roads can sometimes be steep, but exploring on foot is by far the best way to immerse... More 

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Paris, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A very hilly, very quaint district with old houses and narrow streets. I recommend taking Tram 28 up to Miradouro Santa Luzia and then walk around from there. Lots of good restaurants offering local dishes for decent prices.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Worth seeing, but if your time is limited skip. Home of the infamous plaza where the old men of the neighborhood gather, with an official street sign referring to it in the vernacular which you'll have to translate your self. The castle can be skipped as well.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Alfama is best explored on foot, you can get there by using tram 28 or the various tour vans. it is very steep sometimes, something to consider if walking with very small kids. Combine this with visit to castle ( bus 37),the most beautiful part of City !

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Nice area with good food. I recommend taking a tour through here rather than just wandering on your own.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Although many people recommended using the to see this lovely corner of the city I would personally say if you can (and it is quite hilly) then walk it. It's brilliant to just stroll around taking whichever street you like and finding something beautiful around every corner. Look at the tiles, the trams, narrow streets, unexpected sea views. So enjoyable... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was very relaxing wandering around this area. Very steep sometimes, but the ground is unpredictable, you never know whether it's going up or down every turn. If you get tired just hop on the tram 28 or bus. (Make sure you have the one day €6 unlimited ticket.)

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