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Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal
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Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour
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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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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (401 reviews)
“old lisbon” (139 reviews)
“fado museum” (49 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

I highly recommend you to visit this area of Lisbon! Amazing people and atmosphere will make you see Portugese life !!!

Thank Eutuxia N
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Well worth a few hours to explore around. The houses are beautiful, many of the them have the typical Portuguese azulejos. A great place to get to know Lisbon better and escape the tourist crowds at the same time.

1  Thank LuMenMo
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Alfama really mirrors Bairro Alto on the other side of the Baixa. It's a network of narrow streets built on a steep hillside on the way up to Graca. The Miradouro das Portas do Sol offers a great view of the riverfront and the surrounding...More

Thank AgentC53
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Visit the castle at day time (be aware of sun direction) to view Lisbon and come at night to see the street restaurants.

Thank Jacov_Eilon
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I liked just to walk through the streets, to bump into a restaurant and take a seat and eat. Even if you come unprepared, if you just stroll down the streest, every house speaks for itself.

Thank Branka D
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

alfama is my fav place in lisbon. i liked it a lot. its fascinating. you can get lost in the little streets and dream about the people who lived there once. colorful in any means . the buildings the culture etc. if you visit lisbon...More

Thank Başak ö
Reviewed 13 July 2016

One of the best area to visit in the city,, specially the big castle ,, the entrance fee is very reasonable..the view is fascinating..

Thank Rana A
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Great old part of Lisbon. Mamy different side streets to wonder down and churches to pop into. Very good area.

Thank Frazzle99
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great neighbourhood to sleep and eat in -- the old city is stunning. Lots of little cafes and bars with Fado music, esp on the weekends.

Thank JaneP890
Reviewed 12 July 2016

if you visit Lisbon, the alfama district it is a "must". because it wasn't destroy by the 1755 earthquake, it is a mirror of a typical Portuguese-Moorish middle age style. the have love the street and the stairs. great walking- but you must have comfortable...More

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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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Lucie W
Instand of walking uphill or take the tram, would it not be easier to start at the castle fisrt and walk downhill to visit Alfama?
24 May 2017|
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Response from Marielle R | Reviewed this property |
In Alfama (the really tiny streets) can not be reached by tram. It's definately a good starting point at the castle to walk down hill but once in the small streets you go up and down anyway.
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Nats123a
Hello all. I will be visiting Lisbon with my mom for whom walking uphill will be quite difficult and painful. As per the posts it would be a good idea to hire a tuk tuk in this area. Pls advise as to whether we should hire a tuk tuk for few hours and see the main attractions of this area or let the tuk tuk go once we reach a destination, explore the destination and then hire another tuk tuk? Pls let me know as to whether tuk tuks are easily available in the Alfama district? How much will it cost? Do we bargain with the tuk tuk driver or is there a meter? Will it be safe for us to explore this area after sunset as well? Too many questions here, thanks in advance. Best Regards
19 May 2017|
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Response from VFrequentTravellers | Reviewed this property |
The city is well served by buses and trains. The hop on hop off buses with a 2 or 3 day pass offer great value for money. And taxis are quite cheap. Walking through the old town is the only way around, as even the taxis and... More
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susied237
Is Alfama a practical district to stay in?
13 March 2017|
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Response from mapage2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not only is it practical to stay in the Alfama but it is a sheer delight especially if you enjoy a more traditional folksy atmosphere to a place. We spent a month there last autumn and revelled in the local feel as well as... More
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