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Alfama

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
As featured in 3 Days in Lisbon and 2 other guides
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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Wonderful sights delight walkers at every turn in this culturally rich and...

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.

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Semi-Private Alfama Walking Tour and Dinner with Live Fado Show
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Lisbon 4-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour Including Tram 28 Ride
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City charm

This area of Lisbon, is a delightful warren of streets and churches. It's easiest to just wander and take in the sights, you're never far from a landmark like a church dome. There... read more

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NorthernSoul69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area of Lisbon, is a delightful warren of streets and churches. It's easiest to just wander and take in the sights, you're never far from a landmark like a church dome. There are tiny cafes and bars for a pit stop on almost every corner. Do not miss.

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As other parts of the city are less desirable this area re installs the faith in the old part of Lisbon. Beautiful Moorish alleys still maintaining character and charm, you can work your way up past many a stunning church towards the Castle and take in some beautiful views down the the river. This was without doubt our favorite part... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spectacular views, unique design and history, fascinating area. We took the Sandeman tour around here and it was a lovely way to spend a few hours. The bars and cafes in the area all seemed to be good quality too (those we visited were certainly). You should definitely allocate at least a few hours of your trip to Lisbon to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This area of the city is wonderful. Full of character. Little lanes leading to hidden treasures. The streets are filled with the aroma of food. We enjoyed our time there.

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Lovely neighborhood to explore without looking at the clock. Beautiful old buildings, traditional cafes and great ambiance!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful old part of Lisbon. There is a lot to explore through the narrow streets. Plan to spend time just walking around and looking at the beautiful architecture.

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Prepare for lots of walking , steps , uphill , narrow streets, quirky little gift shops , lovely bars and restaurants, ... Travel back in time.... Have a comfy pair of shoes and a bottle of water and off you go . Don't worry if you get lost , you'll find your way , it seems that nearly all streets... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did this tour with 'SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Lisbon'. It was very average. An overrated place I would say. There is nothing 'specific' here I would say. I would recommend this only if you have time in Lisbon. Lisbon free tour, Belem and Sintra should be prioritized above this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Alfama is wonderful, picturesque, old part of Lisbon with many small houses, where ordinary, very kind and pleasant people are living. On the evening you can hear from many houses the popular fado songs, accompanied by guitar. There are many small shops, bars and restaurants. Above all is magnificant castle of St. Jorge. It's very interesting to have a walk... More 

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We really enjoyed meandering through the narrow streets, lovely small bars and shops, catching interesting views of the City and the ara

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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 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.
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