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Wonderful sights delight walkers at every turn in this culturally rich...

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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could easily find the Fado Rest. for the night shows. The fado museum is located in the Fama barrio, also the train station for Coimbra is in Fama.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Quebradillas, null, Puerto Rico

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Quebradillas, null, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

could easily find the Fado Rest. for the night shows. The fado museum is located in the Fama barrio, also the train station for Coimbra is in Fama.

Thank Edward C
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have seen nicer neighbourhoods in this style, like the one of Sevilla, but it is certainly worth to get lost in

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a walk and get lost in the beauty of Alfama. Close your eyes, listen to the sounds and breath in the scent of oranges blended with the fresh laundry and sea breeze. And greet the locals with a smile. :)

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Porto, Portugal
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is such a nice place to visit. A lot of historical buildings and events. You must go there and get involved by the atmosphere.

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Alfama is the best place to get lost in the city and discover it unique character, lots of coffee bars with locals, surrounded with great architecture, amazing atmosphere where you can feel real joy of portugeese style - in high season a bit crowded with tourists though!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Winding roads; slippery slopes, narrow streets and the history, Faldo music, and unique cuisine makes Alfama a fascinating place to visit. Walk around and explore yourself all the shops and cafeterias yourself. All locals are residents - amazing characters . Lovely art and craft shops particularly one shop owner/local artist fluent English speaker who fell in love with Alfama characteristics... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

By all means take a tuk-tuk around the streets and up to the vistas, but then also summon the energy and get out and walk the winding alleys/ streets/ pathways and see that there's a whole authentic way of life here that, in a sense, isnt exactly easy: some areas look startlingly like south american favelas. Abounds with great shops,... More 

Thank SnailspaceToronto
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited as part of a tour. A walk through the small streets give you a feel for the history and character of the area. And it is living/working suburb. Alive and oozing that environment. Between the point of interest spoke about, you may see washing out too dry, delivery people, and locals chatting loudly to each other. And small delivery... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Open spaces and full view on the river but also - magical music in every corner and small streets with beautiful colors - you turn right you cross through a lot of clothes left there to souk up the sun and get dry, on the left very narrow stairs that lead down to some beautiful terrace with restaurant... oh it's... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you get lost just keep going downhill,can't go wrong.people really friendly loads of places to eat and drink.dirt cheap

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