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“Narrow streets, very particular, great character”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alfama

Alfama
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Lisbon 4-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour Including Tram 28 Ride
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.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 774 helpful votes
“Narrow streets, very particular, great character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

You just have to experience it. Walk around and get lost in the streets of Alfama. Kinds playing football in the streets, old ladies shopping around, the old group of friends gathering for a meal. This place is full of character and reflects the beauty and fascinating side of Lisbon.

Top tip: 1. Have some food there (mind the tourist traps), tends to be cheap.

Visited July 2013
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Cheshire
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“Lisbon of old”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

We spent an enjoyable hour or two following a walk in the DK guide (and saw others doing the same!) and loved it. The tiny roads and walkways are interesting in themselves, and occasionally open out onto great views over Lisbon.

Visited July 2013
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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“unique neighborhood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

only got to spend a little time here but it's really fun to walk around the small alleys and see and hear the various fado restaurants.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Cannot do Lisbon without seeing this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Total contrast to Lisbon city centre and the new town, alfalma is like stepping back in time. Spend a day getting lost in the winding streets and taking photos of the architecture and locals. Buy a gingja and sit on the steps of cathedral Se watching the world go by. You can get there easily on tram 28, or via walking up any of the stairs on the left of the city! They say you cannot get lost in alfalma, and if u feel lost...just walk down! Cannot miss out Alfalma!

Visited July 2013
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West Lothian
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“If you only go to one area in Lisboa, this is it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Get yourself onto to GoLisboa website and print out their walking tour of this area. It is wonderful, medieval, white and yellow houses with wonderful pantile roofs. little terraces to sit on surrounded by bougainvillea and overlooking the Tagus Estuary Get away from the tourists on this walking tour and immerse yourself in the history.

Visited July 2013
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