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Alfama

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A lovely area of town to wander around and lose yourself in for an afternoon. Lots of quaint bars/restaurants and more photo opportunities than you can shake a stick at. Moreover... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely area of town to wander around and lose yourself in for an afternoon. Lots of quaint bars/restaurants and more photo opportunities than you can shake a stick at. Moreover, a relatively peaceful neighbourhood out of season and a welcome break from the hubbub of the city centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wander around and don't forget to look up. Beautiful tiled buildings. Take your time and enjoy. We wished that we had had more time to explore this area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we explored this our selves and also with Sandemans walking tour. The area is packed with history, a network of narrow streets, up and down the cobbles and steps. Every now and then , the views will open up across the city. The Se cathedral is in it as well as the Aljuba museum - separate review.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting architecture that you'll not find in other European cities, super-cool and up-to-time graffiti - everything here makes you want to comeback again and again. But don't forget to wear very comfortable shoes and be ready for the hills and stairs!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We knew we wanted to visit the area of Alfama so we decided to start at the top. We first took a bus to the Castelo de S. Jorge and from there we walked downhill, all through Alfama. This is an area that one can only appreciate on foot. We stopped every few minutes to admire the tiles, the specialty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely place but if you've got walking difficulties then you may want to think about how you are going to tackle it. Plenty of bars and restaurants to stop for a break etc...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked from the centre of Praca Do Municipio right up to Graca flea market and whilst steep it was easily walkable, took about 20/25 mins . It is the best way as you can see all the quaint side streets and fabulous buildings with views right across Lisbon. At every turn there was a surprise cburch, monument or beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This neighborhood is a must visit for all travelers who aren't afraid to wander around and do a little climbing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful hiking up and down these centuries old streets! Old old buildings galore that survived the 1755 quake! Wear good shoes and take beer breaks 😄

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small streets, a lot variety on houses and colours, authentic Lisbon, original details. Great views and the most beautiful pictures.

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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