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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
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Description: Wonderful sights delight walkers at every turn in this culturally rich and...
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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Walking around in Alfama's little streets is one thing to absolutely do in Lisbon. You can come here for dinner as well: you'll find a bunch of typical 'fado restaurant' where you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Walking around in Alfama's little streets is one thing to absolutely do in Lisbon. You can come here for dinner as well: you'll find a bunch of typical 'fado restaurant' where you will be able to assist to a fado performance. By walking around you'll be able to find lot of churches and spot with amazing sight over baixa and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this neighbourhood. Lots of steep streets, but the houses, churches and shops are worth the exercise! The view from the top is worth the walking around. Loved it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Alfama is magical with its narrow lanes and different colour buildings. Every street has something new to offer. Get lost in its streets and look around you. There is unexpected art on the walls and in the streets including hanging balm trees, colourful tiles, all sorts of graffiti and much more. Take your camera and spend few hours just wondering... More 

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Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

You can't NOT love Alfama. Its colours, the mixture of new and old, local and european, modesty and tourist-friendliness. You can easily get lost in Alfama, only to find yourself again in an even more beautiful avenue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We did the walking tour of the Alfama from the Fado Musuem to the Castelo de Sao Jorge. The narrow streets winding through this neighborhood take one back several centuries. Additionally, the views toward the River Tejo as you walk up the hill are breathtaking. Once you arrive at the Castelo, you are awestruck by the massive structure as well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The oldest district of Lisbon (from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning "hot fountains") is a great place to go around, enjoying the atmosphere, the white houses, taking pictures, tasting the liquor called "ginginha" or a shot of "vinho do Porto" (Oporto wine). Take the opportunity to visit the S.Jorge castle, close by!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

You have to reach it with the "Electrico" tram n. 28, Alfama is one of most characteristic place of Lisboa, with its Tascas (cheap meals) and Fado singers... for dinner is the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's very nice to walk around and enjoy the feeling in alfama. If you're in shape my recommend is to walk up the hill, if not- go up by tram and walk down after.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure to have our apartment in this wonderful side of the city. Alfama looks like a maze, so it's easy to get lost. However the polite residents will show you the way back. In this area there are alot of restaurants and bars with the typical Fado-singers, this is something you should experience. I would def recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We came part of the way through the old town with a guide.we did not get lost in the twisting alleyways. People cooking in the street, children playing, washing hanging everywhere. Climbing to the viewpoint outside the church. Descend via the tramlines. Best part of Lisbon, the real life.

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