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Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal
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Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour
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Semi-Private Alfama Walking Tour and Dinner with Live Fado Show
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Lisbon 4-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour Including Tram 28 Ride
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (411 reviews)
“old lisbon” (144 reviews)
“fado museum” (50 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed yesterday

Take the tram! Unless you are a mountain goat, the tram is a fun way to explore and get a feel for the city. Various routes take you to various neighbourhoods. Great way to explore initially. Then go back to the places you really want...More

Thank Katie T2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A traditional location, perfect for strolling around if you don't mind walking uphill. Narrow streets, old buildings, great views and little places to eat and drink. When the weather is too hot it can be quite tiring though.

Thank Tzio
Reviewed 3 days ago

You must not miss visiting the Alfama area of Lisbon. There are wonderful restaurants and stores, and of course the VIEW! It's spectacular!

Thank NatAtHome
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Following our visit to Castelo Sao Jorge, we wandered down the hill through the Alfama district. In places it was pretty, quaint, a little run down, atmospheric, had fantastic buildings, amazing views, and oozed history. Loved it!

Thank cc1509
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well located nearby main attractions in Lisbon and fairly quiet for a good sleep. There is quite a few restaurants by it, and most of them worth a try.

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 3 days ago

So many little squares, stairways, alleys, shops, cafes and restaurants to explore, let alone the castle and churches, and the introduction to fado. This area can get very claustrophobic during high season, although in early July we found it pleasant as long as a cruise...More

Thank TorontoMom50
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed in a beautiful AirBnB in Alfama. The cobblestone & winding streets give it it's charm. Beautiful city!

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's worth a walk through then winding street of this historic part of the city. There are many hidden shops and taverns. We even found a cozy little shaded playground for the kids.

Thank jedg86
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cool old area of Lisbon, you need to walk up or down the smallest/narrowest street in Lisbon, many shops and Fado singers in the area.

Thank Shardozois
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend and i did a tour around this area then went back later that night for festivities they were on throughout june including street parties with bars and live music. The locals brought us in to the fun with dancing and conga lines.

Thank Sheridyn D
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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
...More
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Nearby Attractions
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Museu do Fado / Fado Museum
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.01 miles away
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Lucie W
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Marielle R | Reviewed this property |
In Alfama (the really tiny streets) can not be reached by tram. It's definately a good starting point at the castle to walk down hill but once in the small streets you go up and down anyway.
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Nats123a
May 19, 2017|
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Response from VFrequentTravellers | Reviewed this property |
The city is well served by buses and trains. The hop on hop off buses with a 2 or 3 day pass offer great value for money. And taxis are quite cheap. Walking through the old town is the only way around, as even the taxis and... More
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susied237
March 13, 2017|
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Response from mapage2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not only is it practical to stay in the Alfama but it is a sheer delight especially if you enjoy a more traditional folksy atmosphere to a place. We spent a month there last autumn and revelled in the local feel as well as... More
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