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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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Take tram 28 to visit Alfama

Wonderful historical place. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes to be able to walk along the narrow, winding streets. The views are breathtaking. History and romance...

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful historical place. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes to be able to walk along the narrow, winding streets. The views are breathtaking. History and romance...

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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Alfama is such a nice place to walk around. We took the 28 tram all the way to the top and walked back down. Luckily the tram wasn't packed with people so we got to sit together and enjoy a scenic route comfortably by the window with a cool breeze. It was a very nice and romantic way to see... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Should be visited from all people who visit Lisbon. Simply walk on the street, loos yourself by crossing the small one and take time appriciate the atmospher.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

With Chiado, we believe that is the most lively, beautiful and awesome places of the center of Lisbon. There are a lots of streets with magic and different things to see. It is not a long walk but the streets are really inclined. My recommendation is to take tram 28 and askew al the neighborhoods with the card.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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525 helpful votes 525 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Alfama means tradition, passion and history! Let Alfama inspire all your senses! Narrow streets, old buildings, small chapels and "fado" singers ... Meet the real Portuguese's soul at famous Alfama historical quarter. Visit the mythical "Castelo de São Jorge" (with the most beautiful view of Lisbon and its awesome Tejo River), the magnicent "Sé de Lisboa" (Lisbon's Cathedral, also known... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I recommend the austrian cafe in lower Alfama, very homely and great service. The winding roads of Alfama are quite picturesque and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely old town, take tram 28 up to the town, there is a good atmosphere with some beautiful viewing points of the city.

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Cambridge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I loved the whole area of Alfama Its quirky and although up along a steep hill its a lovely walk. Pretty houses and bars and cafes but its also run down in many places It has character and music at night everywhere.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic district. Steep narrow streets with a lot of charm. Look close at all the houses with nice ceramics decorated all over the houses!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

You could spend a series of holidays wandering round the intricacies of this visual delight. It has everything from quiet corners to busy restaurants. In every weather it is perfect for photographers

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Address: Address: Lisbon, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon

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