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“Fascinating and atmospheric”
Review of Alfama

Alfama
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US$21.38*
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Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours...
Ranked #2 of 483 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We made several visits to the Alfama district and each time wished we had longer. It's full of fascinating glimpses of Portuguese life and often reveals surprises round the corner such as a party with a rather good singer in a small square, interesting graffiti and so on. The first visit was to a restaurant recommended in our guide book. It was fine but felt rather 'for tourists'. The second visit was unplanned, caused by the bus from the castle inexplicably not running. But what a lovely walk we had instead.
Well worth visiting and mooching around in to bask in the atmosphere.

Thank happytraveller40
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We loved wandering around Alfama. It's very touristy but relaxing. You can have beautiful views of the city from the castle. Do not miss it on your trip to Lisbon

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

I have fallen in love with this place.
We enjoyed fado+dinner on this quaint little place. Must visit

Thank ShoGag
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

It is a must see neighborhood in Lisbon. It was so fun to wander the streets and get lost admiring the buildings and people!

1  Thank emelliott3
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful viewpoint. Well worth the trek up if you have the energy but otherwise take the tram. Gets very busy.

Thank Samiah L
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