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Alfama

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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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Charming bohemian streets

Beautiful narrow little streets, ending up on small squares with benches for rest and lots of flowers everywhere around. Old buildings, remarkable architecture. You can see some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful narrow little streets, ending up on small squares with benches for rest and lots of flowers everywhere around. Old buildings, remarkable architecture. You can see some really old Portuguese houses with amazing wooden doors in blue and green colors, cats sitting on windows. Scenes from old black and white movies. Absolutely charming! When you get tired, sit in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It has quaint, but steep narrow street leading up to the castle and is lined with quirky buildings and history. If you don't mind climbing, GO!

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Alfama is a very old section of Lisbon on it's highest hill. Its full of narrow cobble stone streets and lovely little restaurants with beautiful tiles decorating so many park walls. It has many churches and quaint little parks. You do have to be in shape and prepared to walk up and down hills and steps. We had a delightful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great historic part of town with beautiful views overlooking the Tagus. Definitely worth the climb to see. There are also some great places to eat up here as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a really interesting area of Lisbon. This is where most of the real fado shows take place so you'll probably come over there for that. There are also lots of great little restaurants/bars as well. It feels much older and authentic than other areas of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Visiting Alfama should be very high up on your to do list when visiting Lisbon. The picturesque views, charisma and all the colourful beautiful buildings are a must see! I visited Alfama on a tour run by a New Sandemans Lisbon tour guide, it lasts 3 hours and is £12 - it is definitely worth the money, very relaxed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon and it's genuinely amazing. The streets are really narrow filled with beautiful old buildings which are perfectly habitable. You can hear the pleasant sounds of Fado following you around the corners. On the top there is a yet another amazing view waiting to astonish you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We venture though the streets of Alfama both during the day and at night. It has a great vibe, and every corner you turn there is fado playing. just wander in any place, dance and have a good night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Alfama is a lovely area, if your expecting pristine environment then this is not the place for you however, the 'worn out' feel of the area has its own charm and quaintness about it and you can easily loose yourself around the small cobbled streets and come across some gems. We rented a small studio and loved it as it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Alfama is beautiful and colorful Lisbon quarter. It was fishermen and sailors home since Moorish period. You can get there by foot (takes 20-30 minutes from Baixa) or by #12 tram from Praça da Figueira. Visit Sao Jorge Castle for extensive view of Lisbon. To get more or portuguese experience - make Fado night reservation. We had Sr.Fado (book prior... More 

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