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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” (401 reviews)
“old lisbon” (139 reviews)
“fado museum” (49 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here during the "Santos Populares" (Lisbon traditional parties) that happens around the 12th of June. The place was super crowed but that did't stop us from having a great time. There was food and drinks everywhere. We had amazing "sardinhas"!

Thank stevenh0gg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Inside of the late lisbon defensive wall, destroyed by the hearthquake, its one of the most beautiful and historic places of portugal. the people, the mood, the nightlife, the flowers.... the lifestyle its just overwhelming

Thank Paulo F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Alfama is a beautiful place to wander along the narrow streets and steep stairs. The contrast between nicely renovated and deserted houses is huge - as isxeverywhere in Portugal, and also in Madeira. Relaxed and easy-going locals seem to live a serene, yet socially active...More

Thank Toni H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed in Alfama in Solar do Castelo. Amazing views, gorgeous country, and absolutely wonderful hotel.

Thank slhiroms
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

To find Alfama, you must travel through narrow streets, old (but recovered) buildings and friendly people. This is a place where you can find the genuine "alfacinha" (the nickname of Lisbon borned people) and you can get the picture of the old Lisbon (before 1755...More

Thank J0a0C0rtez
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Alfama is a must visit when in Lisbon it's small winding cobbled streets will take you back, with little old ladies siting outside selling little glasses of alcoholic cherry flavoured drink will help you along your adventure.

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The town seemed great, we visited we a free walking tour so it was good having the guidance of a local!!!

Thank mariafranco11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful part of Lisbon with plenty of restaurant, bars and some nice views from the top of the hill

Thank cokes68
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Real Lisboa with local restaurants and shops, now also catering to the tourist with a variety of new shops and greater modernity and attractions. Lose yourself there awhile.

Thank alanpcoleman
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the oldest district of Lisbon. In fact, when the Moors ruled the area, this was the entire city. It's also one of the few neighborhoods not totally destroyed in the catastrophic earthquake of 1750. Many of the old homes have been restored, but...More

Thank DerAlteBach
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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
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Lucie W
Instand of walking uphill or take the tram, would it not be easier to start at the castle fisrt and walk downhill to visit Alfama?
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
Hello all. I will be visiting Lisbon with my mom for whom walking uphill will be quite difficult and painful. As per the posts it would be a good idea to hire a tuk tuk in this area. Pls advise as to whether we should hire a tuk tuk for few hours and see the main attractions of this area or let the tuk tuk go once we reach a destination, explore the destination and then hire another tuk tuk? Pls let me know as to whether tuk tuks are easily available in the Alfama district? How much will it cost? Do we bargain with the tuk tuk driver or is there a meter? Will it be safe for us to explore this area after sunset as well? Too many questions here, thanks in advance. Best Regards
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
Is Alfama a practical district to stay in?
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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