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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (551 reviews)
“fado museum” (59 reviews)
“old lisbon” (172 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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"narrow streets"
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"fado museum"
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"old lisbon"
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"fado music"
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"flea market"
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"every corner"
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"walking shoes"
in 56 reviews
"beautiful area"
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"wander around"
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"real lisbon"
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"tuk tuk"
in 97 reviews
"sardines"
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"take your time"
in 48 reviews
"walk up"
in 55 reviews
"walking tour"
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Reviewed today

Highly recommend an afternoon walk around this part of the city. With very narrow maze like streets, locals talking to each other from window to window and some out selling their homemade Ginjinha (must try).

Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friend and I wanted to see the market, and it took hours to get there because Alfama is just so beautiful and quaint, and we had to go up all the little alleyways and into shops and to viewpoints and in-between buildings. You could...More

Thank Katya-tjie
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Reviewed yesterday

I think you could easily wander the streets and lanes of this district for days and still find something interesting. It's steep, so wear walking shoes.

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Reviewed yesterday

When visiting Lisbon, make sure you go to Alfama, a very old part of the city but yet very beautiful. You will walk thru very narrow streets. Alfama is the mecca for the Fado music. You can experience Fado typically in restaurants and during night...More

1  Thank Paulo d
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A walk through history of medieval alleys and outstanding views. Graphite tells many interesting stories of history mixed with contemporary views.

Thank Josette L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Alfama is a real neighborhood and an old one. Its streets twist and turn this way and that. Plenty of actual residents hanging out on the streets or out their windows. Plenty of hills, plenty of restaurants, plenty of Fado music. Its the kind of...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Alfama district has so many historic sites! The castle, churches and museums are wonderful, but hard to find. We got lost a few time because of the winding streets. So, we had lunch in a lovely restaurant, and then continued on. If we hadn't...More

Thank jillh224
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If visiting Lisbon you must come to this area. Do one of the Discover LIsbon free walking tours of the area to learn about its history, traditions and life. A wonderful neighbourhood.

Thank Sebastian C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing group activity, it may be a bit scary but much easier than it looks and what a funny incredible way to discover Lisbon old neighbourhoods!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the oldest districts in Lisbon with amazing small sidestreets, cozy houses and restaurants. Perfect area to get to know the real Lisbon from the past to now. If your aiming for the perfect pictures, come here! ;)

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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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Raj R
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Response from MB M | Reviewed this property |
I know who to ask. There is a wonderful ceramic artist with a shop on R. Guilherme Braga, 42A. Her name is Deolinda Rocha. She has the most wonderful little gift shop in Alfama...and I was a very happy customer recently.
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