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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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This is the part of Lisboa that you need to visit. The charming little streets are incredible. Wear good walking shoes and be prepared to get lost in the past! Area is very hilly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is the part of Lisboa that you need to visit. The charming little streets are incredible. Wear good walking shoes and be prepared to get lost in the past! Area is very hilly and lot's of uneven/narrow walk ways (cobblestone). TIP: if you get disorientated, look for the water as a reference point or look on the ground for... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The architecture, the people, the atmosphere - you can feel the arabic influence in Alfama. Next time I stop by, I'll get my accomodation here.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Small winding streets, real life taking place within them, lovely shops, a beautiful cathedral, very safe, crazy hot in the summer and annoyingly full of tourists in Tuk-Tuks. Certainly worth a walk in this area to get the feel of old Lisbon. Been several times, once on a segway, always a pleasure. Make the effort to visit and take advantage... More 

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Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

In Lisbon and most of Portugal you need shoes with thick non-slip soles. The streets are uneven and slippery. Wear the right shoes and walk the area entire. Gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

we lived this area and really enjoyed the tram rides around it. We ate in lovely restaurants and enjoyed the views from the bars. We visited the flea market on Saturday, which was really interesting. Great location that needs to be explored. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The oldest part of Lisboa with the Cathedral Sé de Lisboa, Tram 28, the views at Miradouro de Santa Luzia and the Castle de São Jorge. I just love it to stroll a day in this area, visit some noce shops, enjoy Fado music that has its roots here and enjoy one or two of the many restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

the winding streets of this relic of old Lisbon are a stark contrast with the 'new' city and give a feel for the past. the home of fado we had trouble picking a restaurant to hear some of the local singers. prices vary widely, but check what you are paying for - some look less expensive but the extras can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

plenty to do with castle st george and monastery loads shops viewing platform looking over city amazing views shots here ,plenty restaurents and shops to get a juice or snack

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Belgrade, Serbia
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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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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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