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Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (403 reviews)
“old lisbon” (142 reviews)
“fado museum” (49 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed today

Tram 28 is what you need to rattle up to the top of the Alfama district, the old Moorish Jewish quarter. It almost touches houses and little shops as it passes. You can get off at the top and explore on foot. There is plenty...More

1  Thank UkOma
Reviewed yesterday

Just get lost in the cobblestone covered narrow alleys of Alfama - few such historic old towns can match the photogenic allure of Alfama, it is just too darn charming. Now, the hills and steps can be a bit of a hassle if you have...More

Thank DincerP
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I stayed in the Alfama on this first visit to Lisbon and so happy that I did. Be prepared to walk and some hills for sure. The myriad of winding walkways and streets are easy enough to navigate and lose your way into a time...More

Thank Weglarz
Reviewed yesterday

You can't miss this area that was once a red light district and was spared in the awful earthquake while all the churches in town were destroyed.

Thank Shmulik26
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This neighborhood is funky with lots of interesting side streets and plenty of fun places to photograph.

Thank KLConte
Reviewed yesterday

Very old fashioned street and village. Tiny little streets you are almost walking through people's courtyards. Only interesting if you go with a guide as they explain everything on your own may be just street.

Thank arunakalia
Reviewed yesterday

We spent two days in the Alfama area after recommendations from friends. Great and cheap food & drinks, interesting sights and a bohemian feel. Be brave when eating and selecting.

Thank Mark1875
Reviewed yesterday

I highly recommand to visit Portugal. Its a diverse country: architecture, cuisine, landscape. It is quite affordable, safe and CLEAN.

Thank Bernie C
Reviewed yesterday

Old neighbourhood but full of life. Be prepared to spend a few hours there with a pair of comfortable shoes as there are many alleys and cobblestone streets. A good place to explore the lost secret of Lisbon. It was also the birthplace of fado....More

Thank BatesLau
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in Alfama and wouldn't stay anywhere else. It is a gorgeous, quaint neighborhood, full of history, amazing views of the water, and topped with Castelo de S. Jorge

1  Thank Sasha K
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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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Parreirinha de Alfama
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Nearby Attractions
Miradouro de Santa Luzia
1,049 reviews
.23 km away
Museu do Fado / Fado Museum
399 reviews
.02 km away
Miradouro das Portas do Sol
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.25 km away
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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?
25 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?
14 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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