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“A must when in Lisbon- gritty. Don't expect "Paris"” 5 of 5 stars
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Alfama
, Lisbon, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 308 things to do in Lisbon
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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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“A must when in Lisbon- gritty. Don't expect "Paris"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Old, old old, windy cobblestone streets. hills, Narrow alleys with old houses on top of each other.

Laundry hanging outside windows to dry. Old ladies in black talking to passerbys from their windows. Graffiti everywhere,

I wouldnt stay here (maybe 1-2 days) but definitley fun to visit, great fado clubs and authentic food.

Also, a note-- I felt very safe there (I had read about some not feeling so)

Visited August 2013
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“With the locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I have seen Alfama due a tour. In Alfama you really get the authentic Portugese atmosphere. Really a recommendation to visit this part of the city!

Visited April 2013
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Newry, United Kingdom
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“nice neighbourhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I went to this part of Lisbon on a free tour, given by the Fado Museum. I t starts in the square in front the museum, with a Fadista and its guitarists and continues into the heart of Alfama, with its narrow alleys, with the guide explaining the beginning of Fado.In the middle of the tour, we had 5 more songs with the local residents singing along. It was great!

Visited August 2013
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“A typical part of Lisbon which is a “must” to visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Near the Castle, Alfama is a part of the city that has the typical population) poor). However they live in a peculiar way and you can feel it when walking around. Be Careful at night – don´t go alone and avoid dark and narrow streets.
In Alfama you will get a lot of attractions either small restaurants or monuments like the national Pantheon.

Visited September 2013
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“Wonderful Alfama”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The amazing old Lisbon, here you taste the real life Lisbon and where you can enjoy the beautiful fado with the locals.

Visited August 2013
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