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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 yesterday via mobile

Since it is really a place you can get lost in (but very safe), I recommend being there the first time during the day with a guided tour, that will also tell you some very interesting historical facts and show you hidden sites. After that...More

Thank Yanay126
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing.. tons of great shops, cafes, food, shopping and sites to see. Very hilly, so ensure you have good shoes. I stayed in an airbnb here and enjoyed everything that was close by.. mostly mom and pop shops by immigrant owners. Super friendly, great prices...More

Thank Lorrie P
Reviewed 2 days ago

The small narrow streets of Alfama with steep hills, steep steps taking you across different levels, discovering charming cafes, shops and hidden restaurants is what makes coming to this area a must

Thank mkacary
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best views of the city you will find in this neighborhood and you can get some of the best pictures if you are into it.

Thank Koocharianjetsetter
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a day in Alfama in the end of September. It could be pretty steep and a lot of steps to climb, but beautiful! Had some cherry liquor on the streets and enjoyed the views from overlook points. We liked the place!

Thank RItraveler512
Reviewed 2 days ago

Several boutiques and restaurants on coming downhill from St. George's castle, this place also good view points. The Sé cathedral has to be visited when in this area.

Thank anandpunch
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to Alfama twice before but always with the intention to visit one specific place (castle, church, etc). Never had a chance to truly explore this neighborhood until my last visit to Lisbon... Alfama is incredible!! It has a lot to see and...More

Thank Cris D
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an area of twisting , turning, and not connecting streets. stairs, and alleyways. Most of the dwellings are on pathways that will not allow cars. It is more confusing than Toledo streets which are just about unmanageable. That being said the area is...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed a Morning walk around this area. It is hilly but if you take it slowly its a lovely walk. So many interesting streets. We stopped for a coffee mid way, which was lovely as right on the Tram route so had some...More

Thank gbh8
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like walking and few hills are no objection, this is an area to really relax and experience the life of people of Lisbon. There are man Tapas bars and in the evening there is music in many of the small bars. All you...More

Thank montraveller030
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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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November 9, 2018|
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Response from victordA4644RO | Reviewed this property |
At this time of year a long sleeved shirt and jeans would be more comfortable we were just there a week ago and it was getting cool but comfortable.
Lila L
October 30, 2018|
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Response from NunoandCarla | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lila, Alfama is the most genuine part of Lisbon, for that reason there is no better place to stay. You can ask Madona because she lives there ;) You can’t find new and comfy hotels there though. If you want a luxury or... More
August 16, 2018|
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Response from tyman84 | Reviewed this property |
This place is far from dangerous, if you was pickpocketed then that was just unfortunate, me and my wife sat on a bench in the square and just enjoyed watching the people, then had a coffee in one of the restaurants there... More