Alfama

Alfama, Lisbon: Address, Phone Number, Alfama Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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The area
How to get there
  • Santa Apolónia • 7 min walk
  • Terreiro do Paço • 9 min walk
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4.5
20,816 reviews
Excellent
12,860
Very good
6,626
Average
1,062
Poor
171
Terrible
99

Globetrotters01
Knesselare, Belgium325 contributions
Great to walk around
Oct 2021
This is one of the only places that my husband was able to walk around. We took a bus up to the castle and then walked downwards stopping at the Miradores on the way. Very quaint streets and shops on the way.
Written October 16, 2021
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MrsPengachoosa
Annandale, VA73 contributions
Alfama is full of color and character
Oct 2021
The narrow streets and steps to higher and higher levels are worth exploring. Churches, restaurants, and shops appear and disappear around corners and urge you to climb higher. Fun.
Written October 12, 2021
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Bruce Johnson
West Linn, OR35 contributions
Amazing vistas!
Sep 2021
Choose a clear day to take advantage of the vistas. There are lovely plazas/gardens to explore and cafes to stop by and enjoy a beverage. A great way to view the surrounding areas as well as the Tagus River. It’s a must do!
Written October 6, 2021
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Leslie O
Park City, UT83 contributions
Amazing history
Sep 2021
This is one of the oldest areas in Lisbon, as much of Lisbon was distroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 1775. We did a guruwalk tour and it was amazing. This is a must visit area when visiting Lisbon!
Written October 4, 2021
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Lisa
61 contributions
Take an afternoon to get lost
Sep 2021
I was taken to Alfama by my tour guide from Chill-Out Tours Lisbon (would highly recommend!) and he suggested to come back by ourselves to get lost in the charm the neighborhood has to offer. I spent some time walking around a European capital city that has a very pleasant neighborhood quietness(!) with cute streets and nice houses. Would recommend walking through and be sure not not plan anything immediately afterwards as it is easy to lose your way.
Written October 1, 2021
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W. Allen Peden, RN CIC CEN (Ret.)
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Stunning place - add to your bucket list !!
Sep 2021
What can I really say - one of the most beautiful places on earth! The architecture based on the influence of the Moors, Romans and the Portuguese people make it like no other city on earth!
Written September 29, 2021
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Joric M
Lisbon, Portugal166 contributions
Best to go during the daytime
Sep 2021
Take in the winding streets, and enjoy a cafe or snack at one of the many places in the Alfama. Great history here and you could easily spend a full day walking the streets.
Written September 27, 2021
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Karen W
Charlottesville, VA112 contributions
Very interesting historical area
Sep 2021
A must visit neighborhood in Lisbon. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for some uphill walks . Views from the Sao Jorge castle are stunning .
Written September 19, 2021
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gabymendieta1960
Hollywood, FL4 contributions
Beautiful place for nightlife
Sep 2021 • Couples
Amazing place! Architecture is beautiful, very nice place for live music with Fado and traditional food: wine, cheese, sardines etc.
Written September 15, 2021
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starlightShanghai
Victoria, Canada3,064 contributions
Absolutely the best!!!!
Aug 2021
This is my favourite neighbourhood in all of Lisbon!

It’s one huge maze of character and colour. Tiny back lanes leading into other tiny back lanes; unending stairs; striking street art; the aroma of coffee from nearby cafes; clothes, on a clothesline, wafting in the breeze; flowers seeming to appear out of nowhere; houses coloured with various tints and hues; and, of course, Lisbon’s iconic trams (the #28, in particular).

The ambience in the Alfama is absolutely delightful!
Written September 12, 2021
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