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Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
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Ranked #12 of 217 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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Turlock, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful part of Lisbon. Rustic and relaxed. We fell asleep to local Fado singers singing their hearts out in local restaurants. I will be back.

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Trondheim, Norway
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74 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This district facing the ocean is a beautiful area. Small streets, old crammed buildings with colourful doors and flowers everywere. Its possible to walk thru it if you first take the tram to the top and then just walk down thru the cozy streets where locals live and work. Charming neighbourhood

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Alfama is the oldest part of Lisbon that survived the 1755 earthquake and as such is made up of small cobbled streets that hug the hill near the castle. Today is has many small restaurants and cafes. You will need your walking shoes to manage the hills.

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San Juan, PR
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18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Small winding streets, lots of steep steps and not much overtly 'touristy' scene... my friend who usually opts for more elegant surroundings insisted that we book accommodations in this neighborhood next trip... since this was the local experience he loves... although not sure how he'll do with the steps!!!

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Rochelle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Alfama was fun to visit to see what Lisbon looked like pre-fire. If you go, I'd recommend bringing a tour guide so you see the best parts. The streets are narrow and winding and are probably best seen on foot on in a smaller vehicle like the tuk-tuks. We walked and enjoyed every minute of it. Beautiful scenery and a... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

winding streets, small alley ways, fado, wine bars, small shops. wonderful! it is a great area to get lost in….

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Vancouver, Canada
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of the oldest areas of Lisbon.. An area that barely got damaged during the massive earthquake in the 1700's.. It's now a area of lisbon where mostly older people live.. It has a village feel inside a city. Make sure to visit a restaurant with fado being performed here!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A great walk through the cobblestone alleys. A good way to see where Fado singers and seaman from years gone by.

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Philadelphia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

No better place to walk without a map, wandering about tiny alleys, walking up and down steep hills. Just great! Be sure to catch tram 28, the famous Lisbon tram that rattles about Alfama, past the Castle Sao Jorge and into the Cidade Baixo

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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nice place to walk, eat or drink. It's colorful and friendly. Don't plan, just wander around and get lost in the small cobblestone streets.

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