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“Labyrinth walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alfama

Alfama
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Semi-Private Alfama Walking Tour and Dinner with Live Fado Show
Ranked #5 of 396 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.
Örebro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Labyrinth walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Nice to walk in this area, up and down, with real narrow streets and no planning. A lot of miradores (beautiful wiews), cafe´s and small restaurants.

Visited October 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“A nice walk (if you can handle the hills).”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

While I think this area is just a tad overrated for what it is (totally neglected and rather charmless), we did have a nice time walking down from São Jorge castle in the early evening.
Most of the taverns were empty and the locals seemed to prefer to stay indoors.
Make sure NOT to make the way up, as the street are very steep.

Visited September 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Real Lisbon?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I loved walking round the backstreets of Alfama. There are photo opportunities everywhere, lots of small bars and restaurants and it feels like this is the real Lisbon rather than the tourist version in the town centre.

Visited October 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Colorful old city center. Needs some maintenance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Nice typical quarter of Lisbon, full of activities during the night.
Colorful houses, many broken buildings and several beggars on the street.

Visited October 2013
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crawley down
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“a beautiful part of lisbon.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

we just wish we had more time to see it, there are some fantastic views, loads of history, and now a unesco site i believe. lovely.

Visited October 2013
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