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“Lisbon's Soul”
Review of Alfama

Alfama
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Semi-Private Alfama Walking Tour and Dinner with Live Fado Show
Ranked #4 of 422 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lisbon's Soul”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The people are amazing, the arts and crafts you can buy as souvenirs, the restaurants to eat nice grilled fish and drink typical out of the box red wine, to ear Fado for free, and just absorb the streets beauty. Lisbon is not Chiado and its youth, it's Alfama, the great old granny!

Visited November 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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“Mwah, Beautiful but touristic and expensive”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

It's nice but its a little bit like disneyland. A lot of tourists and they want to get money out of everything. If you go here you will spend at least 40 euro's per person.

Visited November 2012
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Brisbane
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129 reviews
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“Worth the walk”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

This area is hilly but well worth walking arround. Cobble stoned litttle winding streets, tramcars and quaint Portuguese shops and restaurants, this is also one of the key areas for Fado with dinner.

It's very trendy and Bohemian, but the friendly restauranteurs and locals make it very much the Portugal most people go to see.

Visited November 2012
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Dortmund, Germany
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“Nice quarter”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Alfama is the oldest quarter of Lisboa and has many little streets and old houses. You can take one of the Electricos to avoid climbing every street.
In Alfama is a popular Cathedral and a great bookshop where you can buy books about Lisboa in many different languages.

Visited November 2012
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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“A typical neighbourhood in Lisbone”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

A very typical place where to walk around. I wouldnt recommend having dinner, its very expensive and not top at all.

Visited October 2012
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