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Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal
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Ranked #11 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Wonderful sights delight walkers at every turn in this culturally...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Very romantic place with many miradouro places it means- with panormanic views. very close to st Jorge castle u can get the views for free!

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Pozarevac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Alfama is the oldest part of the city, with lots of narrow streets with old houses that are covered with ceramic tiles azulejo in typical Moorish style, so a little reminiscent of Tunisia and Morocco. There is also the Cathedral, the famous tram 28 passes through this quarter. Can be toured on foot or by public transport.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful old town with the typical narrow cobblestoned streets where people have to blend in to the wall to make way for Trams! You can view the whole village from Miradouro de Santa Luzia where there is a stop for Tram 28. Walking down Alfama will seem like time was held for centuries and preserved well to show... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We waited for a long time after visiting the Castelo de Sao Jorge for the tram 28, it got very crowded and the pick pocket gang just butt the queue, one person would not have the exact change while other would push you to create a chaos, my tablet in the back pack got stolen. If you don't get a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We stayed on Rua de San Miguel and it was very much full of local life with great local restuarants nearby (but also some touristy spots) and places for listening to Fado. Great to get the tram 28 (hopefully without your things being stolen so take care) up to the Castle, check out the Graca Church and its viewpoint Walk... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

From the lower part of Lisbon just head the upper part and you'll reach there to Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon founded by arabs (moorish). You can do it easily using the tram (Yellow #28), by the green tourist bus or just walking. The streets will impress you for sure. On the way you'll discover multiple choices for dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Best place to escape from everyday's world - getting lost between narrow streets, meeting friendly local people, feeling the way they are living

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is the neighborhood where Lisbon is 'more lisboner' (if I can say so). Narrow, medieval streets, tiny houses, traditional people living there. Also, good, cheap, typical restaurants. Two things to take notice: it's an up and down tour (with lots of steps) and keep an eye on the road because of what dogs leave behind (they walk free on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Truly enjoy every moment walking around Alfama town, people are very friendly and enjoy some moments siting at the cafe along the streets. Take tram 28 and go around the town if you don't like to walk. Its quite hilly here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lovely touristy area to kill a few hours after dinner, but nothing cheap in this area, and you can find all these brands everywhere else.

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