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Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
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Ranked #9 of 223 attractions in Lisbon
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Type: Neighborhoods
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... more » 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. « less
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Felt beautiful here and enjoyed every second. Historical quarter in Lisabon with numerous churches and small passages and alleys, you will find peace here and enjoy Lisbon. It is well connected with tram 28 by which you can pass entire alfama but you will better experience it by walking. Beautiful experience.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Alfama is old quarter in Lisbon. There are castle Sao Jorge, cathedral Sé, many beautiful view points as Senhora do Monte and Graca when you maybe meet beautiful fashion model with evil eye. Through this quarter you can go by old yellow tram which is so old as all quarter. And in flea market on the Campo de Santa Clara... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This beautiful old city place is a must see!! Wonderful views at the Tejo river as well the real atmosphere of fado verses in Alfama narrow streets.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

At first sight, this is a delightful old neighborhood with narrow streets and alleys, providing a clue into what the city looked and felt like several hundred years ago. And when you come in the evening, this is the classical center of the Fado houses, the traditional Portuguese music that is at the same time melancholy and beautiful. An absolute... More

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Newdelhi india
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Alfama is Lisbon`s oldest living in quarter in which once the very rich of the Christians,Jews & Arabs lived together.Seeing the present dilapilated condition of some of the houses & streets one can`t imagine that once the elite of lisbon lived here! Now an unique old times atmosphere prevails in the streets & the whole area! As i wandered through... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Alfama district in Lisboa is a lovley place with narrow streets: Me an d my family did use a day walking about in this streets . it was an unique place to be . If you are in Lisboa this sould be mandatory to visit.!

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The small streets, the wash hanging above you out of the windows, the historic buildings and most of all: the atmosphere. If you walk up to the Castelo de Sao Jorge you have a workout in combination with a view which makes it great.

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Saerbeck, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

take the tram up to the highest point and stroll down the narrow roads, stunning views, interesting atmosphere. Some say it's unsafe at night, but I felt safe. Just be cautious as in alll other cities around the world.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Have a walk in the Alfama, you go up and down and have very nice streets. Look around and see the houses around you.

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Sliema, Malta
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is a warren of narrow streets with stairs, some very narrow... It isnt, however, one of a kind.. There are places similar to this in sciliy and Valletta in Malta. Once there, I wasn't sure if there was something specific to see, perhaps I missed something here.. The best bits were the view at the top (tram 28) and... More

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