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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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Belgrade, Serbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The best place in Lisbon to just walk around and get lost! Chill in the tiny plazas, have some wine or pop into a small restaurant.

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Glasgow
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We started off trying to plan a route through this maze of alleyways going up and down hills but gave up and just went with the flow. We eventually got out by following the tram line - after spending an interesting half hour watching the mechanics try to get a 28 tram back on the rails after it had crashed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were just walking up and down the road to the citadel, the 28 tram was frequently passing besides us, a lot of pictures and beautiful people, a relaxing and enjoyable moments.

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My son and I spent a week living in a condo in the heart of Alfama - the oldest section of Lisbon. I'm in my 50s and staying there took me back to the simplicity and innocence of my childhood. I'd wake in the morning to hear light strains of a solo guitarist drifting into my room. I'd walk out... More

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Wien
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The winding steep cobblestone streets, with restaurants and small shops all around are what makes this district special. There are a few miradouro (viewpoints) to see the district, there's obviously the big castle Sao Jorge on top of the hill and many more things to visit. Just remember to wear confortable shoes in summer - not flip-flops, as you'll be... More

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Montebello, NY
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the oldest parts of the city that survived the earthquakes. You go through it seeing a number of Churches and on you climb to the Castle. It is a neat and charming area, if a little seedy in spots.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Take tram 28 (but watch your personal items) or better yet walk up. it's not that strenuous. Great views at top. Visit the castle. Some nice souvenir stores are located by the castle with better than usual merchandise. Spend a while meandering through the narrow streets.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

From the viewpoint Portas do Sol, you can see the all the typical Alfama district that spans several narrow winding streets to the River Tagus. The viewpoint Portas do Sol is a balcony type area with a magnificent view of the city of Lisbon and Tagus River. There are lots of small quiosques arround where you can seat and enjoy... More

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Alfama district is beautiful and makes a great walk with gorgeous views over the whole of Lisbon. We walked up to the castle which is a must see.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Magnificent sights and sounds as you wonder back in time through these incredible streets. Highly recommend a walk around here, it exudes culture and history.

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