Alfama

Alfama, Lisbon: Address, Phone Number, Alfama Reviews: 4.5/5

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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.
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  • Santa Apolónia • 7 min walk
  • Terreiro do Paço • 9 min walk
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Margie D
York, PA531 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
The oldest neighborhood of Lisbon, one of the only parts of the city that was not destroyed by the earthquake of 1755. It's a maze of narrow, cobbled streets and very steep hills!
Written 11 January 2022
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JudyBethesda_MD
Bethesda, MD100 contributions
Dec. 2021
hilly and interesting; many homes are abandoned, several small restaurants in the alleys; It goes from the Tagus River to Castle Sao Jorge (St. George's Castle) and the Cathedral; take a walking tour to learn a lot of the history of its destruction in an earthquake in the 1700s, which explains why nothing is very ancient here.
Written 27 December 2021
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armchairtravler
Oakland, CA66 contributions
Dec. 2021
Skinny cobblestone streets snake their way up through Lisbon's oldest neighborhood. Wonderful views of old and new buildings and occasionally the river,
Written 25 December 2021
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Edith M
Tel Aviv, Israel67 contributions
Dec. 2021
Beautiful to stroll in and eat while listening to Fado music. For COVID- we sat outdoors and listened to Fado music: Restaurante e Fado- Sao Rafael Largo
Written 22 December 2021
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dragonflyazul
Eatontown, NJ83 contributions
Nov. 2021
Alfama is a colorful and lively place.A statue of St. Vincent from this terrace you get the best view of old Lisbon. You need just your camera .Ride the 28 tram.
Written 10 December 2021
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Stephen M
Downingtown, PA224 contributions
Nov. 2021
Take a walking tour of the area. The history and architecture are fantastic, but having someone discuss it is priceless. We had a blast, both talking with the guide and the other people on the tour. We were with an English speaking guide and there were only 8 or 9 people in the group. Lots of fun
Written 2 December 2021
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Jhn
New Jersey540 contributions
Oct. 2021
Take your time wandering the narrow streets. There are some very nice cafes and artisan shops to stop in. You can get some beautiful pictures at the lookouts. As with Portugal in general, be prepared to walk the uneven cobblestone streets and steep hills!
Written 26 November 2021
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TejasIII
McAllen, TX454 contributions
Nov. 2021
Apparently a must do but we were not a fan of the place, pretty average in my opinion even with a couple of good guide books. I would recommend to at least take a quick stroll in search of some fado.
Written 25 November 2021
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GokhanOzkan
Zurich, Switzerland91 contributions
Nov. 2021
We did the Alfama tour on tram, it was very crowded and very uphill. So the ideal is to climb the hill on the tram and walk down. A few viewing spots and monasteries on the way. better be in good shape to tackle the slopes.
Written 24 November 2021
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schmidtmg
Switzerland944 contributions
Nov. 2021
Try to take the 28 tram from Baixa Chiado in the direction of M. Moniz and get out in the center of the Alfama district, and then wander around this old and history laden area of Lisbon for an hour or two.... you will not regret it. Yes, it has become terribly touristy, yes much of the area has become gentrified (many of the old houses have bee renovated and converted into high end condos and apartments) but in many small streets and corners the old world charm remains....
Written 22 November 2021
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