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Alfama

Address: Lisbon, Portugal
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Wonderful sights delight walkers at every turn in this culturally...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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 its Visigothic roots, Arabic influence and fishing port heritage.
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Bucharest, Romania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I loved this part of the city with small streets, climbing up, view to the river over the old houses; here and there a small restaurant with a fado singer outside, yellow trams. One of the best to feel the old Lisbon.

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hangzhou
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A great part of the city with some lovely old buildings, heaps of street art and beautiful churches. Wonder in random bras for local wine. Also very nice at night.

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New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Take the time to wander through this part of the city. Full of choices to hear Fado, restaurants/cafes with fantastic menus of the day (less than 10 euros) wonderful little shops and most of all, winding streets with wonderful old architecture....

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York, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you are in Lisbon it's well worth a visit to walk round the narrow streets and find the little bars, shops and bakeries. There is quite a bit of restoration work going on but doesn't spoil the experience

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Get your walking shoes on and start exploring. Getting lost is part of the fun and every turn brings something special if you keep your eyes open. Easy to lose track of time as you wander the narrow streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

You couldn't come to Lisbon without visiting Alfama ... simply Alfama is Lisbon with its narrow streets and old buildings ... tourists every where climbing the streets to the highest point of the city to have a panoramic view of Lisbon .. The place is historical and very beautiful and I advice everyone who will visit Lisbon to put in... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I loved this place really old lots to see in the narrow streets, little shops with just a doorway and the tram ride is a must if you go here.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It is known as the district of the poor but it is very charming place. Do visit this part of the town but be very careful. Don’t wear anything valuable with you if you decide to walk around.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What I liked about Alfama was the contrast between the big sites, also the varied colours and textures of the buildings. I had lunch at one bar/shop and some wine at a second, both very friendly and welcoming places. The trip on the old (yellow) tram I did here another day was exciting!

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a lovely area to stroll taking in the sounds and smells in the very narrow streets. Paths are very narrow also and the surface is very uneven. Great care in some areas as cars buses and trams travel at fast speed. Very possible to get lost but locals are very helpful. Bring good walking shoes .

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