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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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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed yesterday

Alfama is so worthwhile. The history of this part of Lisbon is interesting, and lively. The bars and restaurants, with the music and typical meals, unbeatable

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tonyies
Reviewed yesterday

Alfama is situated in the center of the historic city. Very narrow streets with different kind of shops and restaurants.It is nice to stroll around and enjoy the atmosphere..

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Deventernaar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Strolling the hilly streets and alleys of Alfama was the best part of our Lisboa visit. Yes, it is very hilly but most of Lisbon is very hilly. Winding down through the buildings was full of pleasant surprises from looking over the tile roofs or...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This part of Lisbon need to be seen during a walk. Take your time, have a drink, enjoy and consider a dinner with the famous fado-music. Narrow street, quite some differences in height; not everywhere as clean as it could be.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Philip P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking is a wonderful pastime in Lisbon, and especially in Alfama where the winding streets and constantly changing views demonstrate that this section survived the earthquake of 1854. There are among the oldest extent buildings and narrowest old streets you'll encounter. Visit S Jorge Castle...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Christopher U
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very beautiful part of the town, has its own character. Highly recommended for stay there and walk the streets. Very close to St. Jorge cast la

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Poisik
Reviewed 3 days ago

Alfama is the oldest historical district in Lisbon, containing a number of historical sights, churches, and waterfront views of the Tagus River. The trams that run through it are a "must do" and, like much of Lisbon, the area is quite hilly, with many steep...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Alfama is a place to spend few hours. Picturesque streets with nice houses, a lot of small caffees and gift shops. Put your comfortable shoes and go

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 353deyanb
Reviewed 4 days ago

The area was busy being Saturday afternoon, but was worth the trip for the views, quirky shops and little streets of character.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank PBX2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Alfama district in Lisbon is one of my favorite places to spend the day. It's simple to get to from the Baixa using Tram 12. The old, narrow, winding streets have great character, and there are many shops and small restaurants scattered throughout the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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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
...More
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Response from Pismoexpert | Reviewed this property |
In alfama? Yes there are a lot and they are fantastic. Especially when they have the fado singing. The codfish is great any seafood actually.
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Albuferia Hotel is where we stayed and was with a group of about 40 seniors. You can see the ocean from there and was only a little over 500 euros for 2 for 5 days, meals included.. There was entertainment and buffet... More
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Response from Rgkattan | Reviewed this property |
Public transportation is excellent in Lisbon. You should buy a card like the Viva Card or the Navegante Card which give you access to bus and metro. Easily bought at machines in subway stations.
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