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Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
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Ranked #12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

the street of alfama are small streets with awsome graffitis and very nice buidlings. There is the church sao vincente. Do not miss the terrase amazing vue. Alfama is a great place for photographers.

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Bucharest, Romania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Small coffee shops, small shops, a lot of restaurants and a lot of tourists. Probably one of the most representative place in Lisbon.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Walking through Alfama is the easiest way to get the feel of how the city must have looked and feeled in the past. We stayed in the apartment in the middle of Alfama and it is perfect for exploring the area on foot. Plenty of little stores not just souvenir shops (sunday afternoon most are closed) , restaurants, local people... More

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Toronto, Canada
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382 reviews 382 reviews
132 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Alfama is a maze of alleys and a labyrinth of narrow, and often very steep cobbled streets. We never really got lost as there are enough tall landmarks to help you find your way, and as a man, we never get "lost". There are meticulously maintained houses with wrought iron balconies and some that have been abandoned. The roads... More

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Barry
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Wander around this beautiful part of the city, take in the very ancient buildings and look towards the St Georges Castle. Please not very hilly....best to take the tram.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Here you can fell and smell the real Lisbon! This is the hood where Fado (portuguese typical music, unesco world heritage) can be enjoyed. In June, with the Anthony of Lisbon (of Padua) celebrations Alfama is crowded if thousands of people. The best nights to have a glass of wine in one hand and eat the tasty sardines witg the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A glimpse of Lisbon's old world charm and people. A zigzag uphill climb to the Castelo de Sao Jorge fortress. Easy to get lost, but many tourists are there to guide you along the way.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Quaint streets and alleys (often steep) with a myriad of small restaurants and cafes, and also housing the cathedral (Se) and castle. Well worth a whole day's exploration.

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Edmonton
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We had a Tuk-Tuk driver take us through the Alfama. Diego was a great tour guide (found him by the church close to Alfama). We learned a lot of the history of Alfama and saw most of it very, very quickly. Walking would have taken us a full day. With the Tuk-Tuk it only took 20-30 minutes and was most... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The streets are narrow and winding, take the walk towards the castle slowly. Both to appreciate the colourful houses, and to make the uphill walk easier! If your time is limited the cable cars are a great way to get around.

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