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Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
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Ranked #10 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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I ventured into Alfama right after landing in Lisbon as I read it had a lot of character and it does! I had read to start at the top and work my way down since it is on steep hills. I started from the bottom and unless you are in amazing shape I would refrain from doing this or walking... More

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

As a tourist, what are you looking for? How about really old streets going up and down on a hill (they are many centuries old, some are crumbling, some are pretty, some streets are very narrow, and some are steep, so it does feel authentic), plenty of restaurants serving actually good and cheap food and drinks and if you want... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Music excellent and food not bad either . A bit of a tourist trap but we didn't mind cos we were tourists!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

despite the numbers of tourists and trams it is still possible to meander through twisting passages and clamber up steps that have not changed in more then hundreds of years. Houses are piled up the slopes of alfama with small squares that come alive in the evenings with family get togethers. The local restaurants have been invigorated by the influx... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great pleace of Lisbon, good restaurants and fado. The views are splendid, better on the evening to enjoy the sunset

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Heuvelland, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Coming from the Castelo de Sao Jorge, you should loose yourself in this pittoresque labyrinth neighborhood of small streets, cafés and restaurants. Don't forget to take a ride with Tram 28

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Nice area of the city, centered around the Miradouro de Santa Luzia. There's lots of fun parts to explore, from the Castelo de Sao Jorge to the National Museum of Decorative Arts, to all of the restaurants serving up food along with Fado music. I would avoid it on a hot day, as it does involve a ton of walking... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

At every visit in Lisboa, I can walk here for hours, everytime there is a surprise (newly painted houses in bright colours, interesting bar, good restaurant, music).

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of the must see in Lisbon, day and night you'll have always something to do and see. this is the most historical part of the city. It was the main door of the city from the boats that come from the river, and you still can see many archeological remains from that time, and also see the... More

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County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Definitely do the historical tram tour, very good. Sorry I didn't spend another day or two up there.

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