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“Worth a detour, not worth a trip.” 3 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 418 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.
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Worth a detour, not worth a trip.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

A daytime walk was interesting enough but maybe its charm is revealed in the evening to those seeking a musical experience. Personally i would not care to venture there after dark.
Having no desire to get lost in the warren of alleys we stuck to the main streets which are more rundown than other parts of historic Lisbon.

Visited October 2013
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  • Arabic first
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Music in Alfama”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

My first encounter with the music of Fado, it was Mariza concert in London.
Reading her biography I found out that the Lisbon Alfama in every tavern reads as the music. I was and visited large and small family tavern. Everyone needs to have to experience before you die

Visited November 2012
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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“Go by if you can, but if you can't won't miss much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We found Alfama as a must in some of the guides that we reviewed, so it was weird to get there and see a lot of chinese shops. We had to walk a little more to get to the main street and appreciate this beautiful ancient neighborhood.
We sat in one of the restaurants that are located in the middle of the alley and enjoyed a tasty pizza while we joined the people around who were enjoying a Champions league match.
We walked through these old streets and noticed that they have a lot of pastries shops, it seems it is one of their specialties.
It was a good experience, however some zones were decadent or not so safe.

Visited September 2013
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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Alfamous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

incredible atmosphere lurs around every corner in alfama! little cozy cafes and bars and fast local food vans are all over the place along with the laundry lines and permanent habitants of the place! music and noise !
TIP: try and get lost! talk to the locals!
DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!

Visited June 2013
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Perth, Western Australia
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“For something different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

See how people live cheek to jowl in buildings several hundred years old. This is old style European city living - accommodation over shops, lots of small squares for social gatherings, and oodles of restaurants and bars. Compare with your current suburbia over a Sangria or cheap but tasty wine.

Visited October 2013
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