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Alfama Walking Tour in Lisbon

Highlights
  • Tour Lisbon’s Alfama quarter in depth in less than half a day
  • See the highlights and navigate the narrow lanes without getting lost
  • Explore with a guide to learn about Alfama’s history and architecture
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Alfama Walking Tour in Lisbon
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Overview
If you’re pressed for time in Lisbon but want an in-depth look at its Alfama quarter, this short-but-comprehensive tour delivers and saves you from getting lost or missing sights. Plus, you skip some of the district’s steep streets by using its hillside elevators. Your walk passes St. George’s Castle and Lisbon Cathedral; covers Alfama’s history and fado music; and includes time at one of Lisbon’s highest viewpoints.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Lisbon and head into hilly Alfama. This history-steeped neighborhood is one of the Portuguese capital’s most colorful, and is rare for having survived the city’s 1755 earthquake intact.

Ride an elevator up toward hilltop St. George’s Castle and admire its turrets from the outside. Then, venture deeper into Alfama, following your guide through streets so narrow you can touch both sides with outstretched arms.

Hear about this original working-class district, still popular with fishing families, and perhaps see some roadside stalls hawking fish.

Admire the 12th-century cathedral and pass the National Pantheon, where historical figures including presidents and famous fado singers are buried.

Visit one of Lisbon’s highest viewpoints, the Senhora do Monte Miradouro, to admire the bird’s-eye views, and descend through the lanes, listening for fado music from the taverns, and learning about its roots.

Your tour concludes at Lisbon Cathedral.
Reviews (166)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fab tour of Alfama!

Rita was friendly and informative. She gave a great tour of Alfama and showed us some great spots that we wouldn’t have otherwise found. I’d highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lisbon.

Thank helloyellow99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
We fell in love with Alfama!

Our guide was Dias, we had such a lovely time with him and the group. Alfama is a fabulous district of Lisbon and recommend this tour! The Vino Verde stop was a memorable treat!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mayola v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Even the torrential rain couldn't dampening this

A big thank you to our local guide João, who even though it was pouring down, tried is best to make the tour as best as possible. The tour gives you a local person walking you around one of the coolest parts of the city....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Goop24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Informative tour

We took this walking tour with our guide Rita. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Lisbon and the Alfama area. You get to walk through the narrow streets and see some of the poorest areas of Lisbon which survived the great earthquake 250...More

Thank Willolot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alfama Tour

Took the paid tour with Rita, very entertaining and worth the time. She gave us good insight to the are and pointed our a number of options to see Fado in the evening

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mississauga_ONWilson
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Elba B
18 June 2018|
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Response from Phyllis Q | Reviewed this property |
2.5-3 hours and worth every step ....do it don’t doubt it you will be pleased
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J0hnJ
24 May 2018|
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Response from SeanOden | Reviewed this property |
It’s probably better to go to the starting point, the group makes its way along various streets so would be easy to miss them.
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cando101
1 May 2018|
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Response from IriaMT |
The Alfama tour is not free. It's €14. As for the hours and other information, you can check their website by googling "Sandemans New Europe Lisbon." Sorry, they don't allow links in here.
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