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“Multinational neighborhood”
Review of Alfama

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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
Ranked #4 of 427 things to do in Lisbon
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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.
Carcavelos, Portugal
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Multinational neighborhood”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Colorful narrow mourish style streets. Dark, narrow, fresh street with a past of nostalgic memories of FADO (portuguese national folk song/muisic). Nowadays is a popular destination for the young people searching for multicultural experiences. Expect diversity but beware of the environment. Search for advice regarding the places where not to go.

Visited January 2013
2 Thank LFerreira1963
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“only if you have a free mind”
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

a beautiful old neighbourhood, very small streets, steep stairs, beautiful views of the city and the river.
the place isn't the fenciest one or the cleanest, but it has a lot of harm if you can see beneath old wall paintings.

there are great retaurants around, having the feeling your are in someone's dining room, not in a restaurant.

people are friendly and helpful, but be aware of the pickpockets.

1 Thank littlekimms
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Quincy, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“charming old neighborhood”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Bring sneakers because the neighborhood is nothing but hills. It's charming, though, and well worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank erinswanson27
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Music”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife and I were in Lisbon in June 2012. We had a tour that took us into the Alfama neighborhood during the day. We loved it so much that we came back at night and had dinner and enjoyed the great Fado music. Very relaxing night, nothing crazy. One reviewer was right, make sure you go to the top and enjoy the great scenery.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank leafs4life
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Rome, Italy
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79 reviews
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“How picturesque!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Do not miss the view from one of the mirador before you start exploring this very picturesque barrio. So, go up as much as you can and then visit Alfama coming down

Visited November 2012
Thank John R
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