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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed today

We stayed here and whilst its very lively during the day and great fun in the evening its nice and quiet from twelve o'clock onwards , so you can get a reasonable night;s sleep for more sight seeing the next day. You can always drop...More

Thank Flyer725939
Reviewed today

Absolute must place to see and lose yourself in for a few hours. Narrow medieval cobblestone streets, old taverns street markets. The name means hot fountains or baths in Arabic. There are places to eat and drink all over the place. Careful with pickpockets though....More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed today via mobile

I absolutely live this part of Lisbon with the small alleys, cobblestone streets and beautiful houses. Alfama is the oldest part of lisbon, it was the only part of town that survived the earthquake in 1755. Starting to become very touristy. Sad to know that...More

Thank Malin N
Reviewed today via mobile

Took a tuk-tuk to this place as the all the taxis in Lisbon were on strike protesting the arrival of Uber! Alfama is a small enclave near the seafront in Lisbon famous for its singers that perform traditional Fada songs at some restaurants. We walked...More

Thank mazveronese
Reviewed today via mobile

If you love to explore then this is the place to go. So many winding narrow streets. Something new around every corner. Cobbled streets with busy trams and little shops. The whole place transforms in the evening with a large choice of restaurants.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed yesterday

This is an older area of Lisbon, streets are very narrow, side streets are even narrower! Many small shops, pubs and restaurants. In fact we ate lunch at Restaurant Tipico and it was quite good and reasonably priced. The afternoon will be crowded, so show...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed yesterday

This is by far one of the most charming districts of the Portuguese capital but I do not have the feeling you can find the "essential" Lisbon here. Some parts are crowded with tourists and other ones do not look safe.

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Alfana district survived the earthquake of 1755 so is the oldest section of Lisbon. Apparently it is unstructured so that anyone trying to invade would get lost before reaching the castle. I would testify to that. However, it’s a great place to wander, get...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the walk down the winding narrow roads. Full of bars, cafes and restaurants and chock a block full of history. It's a place I would go back to

Thank Jimmythestory
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Alfama district of Lisbon has amazing views but most of the food and shopping is aimed at the tourist. It is worth a visit but you don't have to spend too much time here.

Thank Terri S
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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
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17 August 2018|
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Response from mariacosta112 | Reviewed this property |
Well, I guess your question is a rhetorical one. You give the answer. The police advises all tourists not carry great amounts of money during visits to sights and when needed to carry it very near to the body. Not in... More
5 August 2018|
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Response from mariacosta112 | Reviewed this property |
The nearest beaches are outside of Lisbon: such as Estoril and Cascais. You can catch a train and reach them in hallf an hour.
Raj R
28 May 2018|
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Response from MB M | Reviewed this property |
I know who to ask. There is a wonderful ceramic artist with a shop on R. Guilherme Braga, 42A. Her name is Deolinda Rocha. She has the most wonderful little gift shop in Alfama...and I was a very happy customer recently.