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It is just another shop for tourists, but they have a nicer and more interesting set of items to choose from. The best part is they have a local wool section where you can get high quality wool blankets, throws, capes, and other wool goods....More
My husband is the anti-consumer, and even he was tempted into making some purchases here. The quality of the items is good - some homemade. The older gentleman manning the store was as sweet as can be. After spending about 40 minutes and about as...More
Yes, it's a souvenir shop for tourists in Alfama, but it's certainly a step up from a lot of the cookie cutter indistinguishable stores selling the same trinkets. A elderly couple was manning the register, and they didn't speak English, but I was able to...More
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.