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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed yesterday

The Alfama is a great space to throw out the map, point yourself in the general direction you want, and explore. There are historical places, art, and ice cream around most corners and spending an afternoon letting yourself go with the flow and be surprised...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sarah R
Reviewed yesterday

Great views, cute bars and restaurants. Everyone must visit it when in Lisbon. Easy access by tram on a beautiful route.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The best neighboor in Lisbon to understand its history and arquitecture, especially the arabic influence!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Has a tendency to occasionally smell of poo, very easy to get lost, every day is leg day so don't go if you tire easily.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Erik5
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went to Alfama with family. Its the downtown of the city where you can take a walk, find plenty of indian, pakistani food with local specialities. You also find Tuk Tuk city tour and can find a taxi easily. There is a market of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Imimran69
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So this visit was so cute, we got to walk through really narrow streets and it was just like really folkloric each building being so close to each other. We had breakfast over there and the place was really really good with a fantastic hot...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Isaia-juanita K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walk the streets, find a spot that looks good to eat and just go in. Avoid the places where people are holding a menu trying to talk you into going there. There are DOZENS of places in these streets that are good and quaint and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TimO302
Reviewed 3 days ago

you can get lost in these streets and enjoy shops, restaurants and all the colours of lisbon. A bit annoying when it comes to the waiters stopping you every two meters to allure you in their restaurants, but great for all the rest

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mikkamilla
Reviewed 3 days ago

Narrow streets in the hill Alfama is a magic place. Worth to visit if you want to feel the atmosphere of old Lisbon and see spectacular views of old town and harbor. Many nice restaurants and café.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank miroslavk156
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This whole district, the neighborhood of Alfama, has hidden treasures in every corner or street. Many fado restaurants and less regular bars, but still very nice view to the river. The tiles on the buildings create a feeling of a different age. Worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2019
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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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Regenseric
June 9, 2019|
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Response from A B | Reviewed this property |
Albuferia Hotel is where we stayed and was with a group of about 40 seniors. You can see the ocean from there and was only a little over 500 euros for 2 for 5 days, meals included.. There was entertainment and buffet... More
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brenda p
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Public transportation is excellent in Lisbon. You should buy a card like the Viva Card or the Navegante Card which give you access to bus and metro. Easily bought at machines in subway stations.
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Pat H
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Response from pearsandmonkeys | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there are no fairy-tale castles in Alfama. You can visit Pena Palace (about a 45 minute drive) as a suitable day trip to get that fix or combine with a visit to the Castle of the Moors. If you're looking to... More
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