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Alfama
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Lisbon 4-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour Including Tram 28 Ride
Ranked #4 of 439 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.
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Walking around the Alfama district was a highlight of our tour. The twisting streets, red roofs and sense of authenticity and real life in Portugal were delightful.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Alfama offers a lot. A castel, a cathedral, the Museum of Roman Theatre, narrow streets, great restaurants, beautiful views. One can get lost while walking in the narrow streets, but one still feels great. One can get to it with the tram N. 28. The tram drives all the way to Chiado. If possible get a hostel in this quarter. But don't get there with a car. The streets are narrow, there is practically impossible to get a parking space.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

This area is great for an afternoon stroll..and finding a cafe and people watching over a glass of good (and cheap) red wine

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is an old neighbor in the heart of Lisbon. Though some fantastic views, there is a lot of hills to walk up and down! Be prepared!

Thank Karla O
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

One of Lisbon's best historical tours is the Alfama district. An old neighborhood and one of the most typical of Lisbon. It comprises the neighborhoods named Frequesias of São Miguel, Santo Estêvão e São Vicente de Fora. The word Alfama derives from the Arabic al-hamma which means baths or fountains and Alfama’s water comes from a group of mineral and medicinal springs associated with a geological failure that throughout history were piped to feed its fountains.
Alfama is a tangle of narrow slopes, with clothes strung ropes hanging from the windows, adorned apartments, houses of fado and streetcars. You can walk up and down admiring the cable cars full of tourists from worldwide.
Walking up and down the cobblestone streets can be very tiring if you are not a fit person. Go with a guided group to avoid pitfalls. It's easy to get lost and be fooled by someone malicious.
If you are not familiar with the region avoid walking there at night.
What is a must in the region:
. Mr. Fado restaurant. Rua dos Remedios 176.
. Santo Antonio de Alfama restaurant. St. Michael Alley 7.
. Crafts shops.
. The facades of old tiles.
. The Fado museum.

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