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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Around every corner there is something different to see, so well worth the effort walking up and exploring .. Some parts are quite steep so take your time, there are plenty of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Around every corner there is something different to see, so well worth the effort walking up and exploring .. Some parts are quite steep so take your time, there are plenty of p,aces to stop for a bite to eat and liquid refreshment!

Thank AndyCStourbridge
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit in Lisbon. It gives you an insight into old Lisbon. Streets are rather narrow. There's a lot of uphill walking to do. Comfortable shoes that have a good grip would be an asset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful walk through the hole area. Small graphical touristic shops and restaurants. Lose yourself in the small sockets. Be prepared though because it a good hike!!!! So wear good walking shoes... you can also take the tram 28

Thank Jimman
Bydgoszcz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Alfama is one of the prettiest & oldest districts. Full of narrow charming corners, genuine cafes popular among locals. Be aware that all the streets go uo & down all the time. Great place for a romantic stroll.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

alfama is great if you want to see the life in lisbon.. the market is a nice place to get the culture but theres really nothing to buy... the trip up the hill is long and kinda hard, but when you see the city from the top of the hill- its worth it

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a clear crystal Monday morning through afternoon, we walked all along the Alfama district from he commercial district throuigh the dock area and all around this old town. While the area is undergoing serious revitalization, excavation sites, close quaters, etc. it truly was a "step back in time" to another era. We had previously passed through the area on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is at upper hill part of the own and offers very nice lookout view to the city as well as to the ocean , you will need good walking shoes and reasonable physical strength, or take #12 or 28 tram. There are public washrooms nearby, but you will need 50 cents to get in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are few places you can have very good view on this part of the city You can use the elevator but I recommend to use the steers in this way you will see the butterfly streets

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Delray Beach
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fascinating place in which to experience the smells and tastes and feeling of an older Lisbon, with many small taverns. The residents are responsive and friendly. I was helped when I slipped and fell on some slippery steps; nevertheless, it can be a bit dicey at night.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good place to get off the 28 and start roaming. I got a good view of the sea and ships . You can walk to many sights from this locale

Thank soarinval12

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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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