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Alfama

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
As featured in 3 Days in Lisbon and 2 other guides
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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Historic neighborhood

This neighborhood is a must visit for all travelers who aren't afraid to wander around and do a little climbing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This neighborhood is a must visit for all travelers who aren't afraid to wander around and do a little climbing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful hiking up and down these centuries old streets! Old old buildings galore that survived the 1755 quake! Wear good shoes and take beer breaks 😄

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small streets, a lot variety on houses and colours, authentic Lisbon, original details. Great views and the most beautiful pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Maybe the most important point of the Lisbon to visit and to see the some part of Lisbon! You can buy coffee or what you would like to drink from Brazilians or buy some interesting things from Africans (but be careful)! You should walk all around the Alfama to feel the history and romantism!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Save all your energy to visit this charming and mind blowing district of the beautiful city of Lisbon. Climb all the steps and wander down the tiny streets to discover quirky art work, amazing architecture and then enjoy a beer watching the sun go down.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This area of Lisbon, is a delightful warren of streets and churches. It's easiest to just wander and take in the sights, you're never far from a landmark like a church dome. There are tiny cafes and bars for a pit stop on almost every corner. Do not miss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As other parts of the city are less desirable this area re installs the faith in the old part of Lisbon. Beautiful Moorish alleys still maintaining character and charm, you can work your way up past many a stunning church towards the Castle and take in some beautiful views down the the river. This was without doubt our favorite part... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spectacular views, unique design and history, fascinating area. We took the Sandeman tour around here and it was a lovely way to spend a few hours. The bars and cafes in the area all seemed to be good quality too (those we visited were certainly). You should definitely allocate at least a few hours of your trip to Lisbon to... More 

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This area of the city is wonderful. Full of character. Little lanes leading to hidden treasures. The streets are filled with the aroma of food. We enjoyed our time there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely neighborhood to explore without looking at the clock. Beautiful old buildings, traditional cafes and great ambiance!

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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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