Alfama

Alfama, Lisbon: Address, Phone Number, Alfama Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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  • Santa Apolónia • 7 min walk
  • Terreiro do Paço • 9 min walk
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gabymendieta1960
Hollywood, FL4 contributions
Beautiful place for nightlife
Sep 2021 • Couples
Amazing place! Architecture is beautiful, very nice place for live music with Fado and traditional food: wine, cheese, sardines etc.
Written 15 September 2021
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starlightShanghai
Victoria, Canada3,062 contributions
Absolutely the best!!!!
Aug 2021
This is my favourite neighbourhood in all of Lisbon!

It’s one huge maze of character and colour. Tiny back lanes leading into other tiny back lanes; unending stairs; striking street art; the aroma of coffee from nearby cafes; clothes, on a clothesline, wafting in the breeze; flowers seeming to appear out of nowhere; houses coloured with various tints and hues; and, of course, Lisbon’s iconic trams (the #28, in particular).

The ambience in the Alfama is absolutely delightful!
Written 12 September 2021
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Klaus C
Greenhithe, UK342 contributions
Beautiful but Confusing
Sep 2021
Very beautiful, historic and charming part of the city but almost impossible to not get lost. We walked much of it one day and did other areas by Segway the next, the latter far more civilised!
Written 10 September 2021
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jsgm1310
Derby148 contributions
The hills are worth the effort
Sep 2021
We stayed here and yes the hills are worth the effort. Wear comfortable shoes and just explore the steps and streets. Try and find a more local looking restaurant for lunch.
Written 8 September 2021
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Tim W
Lubeck, Germany205 contributions
Beautiful part of Lisboa
Sep 2021 • Couples
You walk through the old streets and get somehow lost, but no worries there are foods and drinks on almost every corner.One of the most interesting quarters in Lisboa and worth a visit.
Written 6 September 2021
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Jessica Blum
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
The cutest neighborhood of Lisbon
Aug 2021
This is the cutest area of Lisbon. No one should leave Lisbon without strolling around this part of the city
Written 1 September 2021
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Barbs25
Staffordshire, UK2,293 contributions
Great area
Jul 2021 • Friends
Lovely area of Lisbon especially if you visit all the smaller streets off grid. We got taken there on a walking tour and it was really quiet and pretty. Sadly due to covid the residents were around as much as our guide explained they’re often on their doorsteps and friendly people. Some good places to eat around here too a little cheaper than the centre
Written 11 August 2021
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kyletb1212
Denver, CO46 contributions
Great area to walk around
Jul 2021
Beautiful streets, shops, restaurants, sites. Love the tram. Great views from miradouro’s. Good flea market on Tuesdays & another day.
Written 1 August 2021
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Trent B
Jasper, GA111 contributions
Interesting neighborhood!
Jul 2021
An interesting part of Lisbon with some great city views as well as interesting streets and buildings. A nice place to walk at your own pace and explore.
Written 21 July 2021
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LondonSeb
London, UK69 contributions
Lovely part of Lisbon, but hard on the legs!
May 2021
Stayed in Alfama last week for 3 nights at a rented flat. The Alfama part of Lisbon is probably the most typical and oldest part. It's amazing the walk around in the maze of small narrow streets.
Many amazing viewpoints too.

The only drawback is how steep some streets are, and it's easy to get lost. The main public transport available is the various "historical" trams (28 and 12 lines), but they are expensive if buying a single ticket (3 EUR per trip) and often crowded/full.

Unfortunately, it's not possible to buy a day travel card at the tram itself or online, only from Metro stations at the flat part of the city.

A 24 hour travel card is a must if you stay in Alfama and travel around Lisbon, and at only 6.4 EUR per day, it's a bargain (unlimited metros, buses, trams but no ferries). Alternatively, the Lisboa card aimed at tourists includes many museums but also public transports.

To save on money, I believe there is one bus line going to the castle, and that would be a much cheaper bus ticket than tram ticket. Bus is also much larger than the trams.
Written 29 May 2021
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