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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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Lisbon Sunset Small-Group Walking Tour with Fado Performance
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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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The heart of Lisbon

It is a really nice neighborhood to visit, with a lot a small streets and shops/restaurants. It worth do it by walk.

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Nantes, France
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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It is a really nice neighborhood to visit, with a lot a small streets and shops/restaurants. It worth do it by walk.

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New York City, New York
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Ronnie was absolutely brilliant! Extremely knowledgeable and funny. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lisbon!

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This is definitely a must do in Lisbon if you are prepared for a little physical effort. The Alfama is one of the oldest areas of Lisbon and - with its collection of narrow and cute alleys - it is a must see for every tourist. Whilst some of the alleys definitely have a 'tourist trap' feel, it's also easy... More 

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In warrens and narrow alleys, every turn brings surprises. For me being Jewish, I looked for proof we were there and I found it. These buildings are among those that survived intact after the 1755 earthquake.

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Interesting neighborhood of narrow streets, many restaurants and souvenir shops, great views from above of the city.

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Montreal, Canada
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There is a wonderful old cathedral in the Alfama that features a partly open cloister that is undergoing archaeological excavation. Absolutely worth the visit

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Wandered around hear all afternoon, easy to get lost, plenty to see and many places to eat and drink. Lots of hills but worth the effprt

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Alfama is a very interesting area of Lisbon, possibly a bit less busy than the Barrio (if you expect the Castle area). Going up and down to discover old streets, some fantastic building and restaurants, the area has plenty to offer (the Cathedral, the Panteon, the Roman amphitheater and Museum - gorgeous contemporary building around the Roman ruins-). A must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Alfama is an amazing cozy place, even when writing I have this feeling of security and intimacy. Its very genuine with great view of Lisbon and lots of heritage. Restaurants are greta and almost everywhere is amazing, the best way to get there is by Tram 28, make sure to dine in at any of the local shops and visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Alfama for 4 days and walked into a different direction every morning to enjoy beautiful Lisboa. Alfama has a lot of colour, history and numerous narrow streets to discover. On the square opposite of the Museu de Fado you can have a great breakfast at Alfama's. The little restaurants in the narrow streets are great also.

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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.