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“Where fado originated.”
Review of Alfama

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Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour
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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
Ranked #4 of 429 things to do in Lisbon
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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.
Vancouver, Canada
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“Where fado originated.”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is one of the oldest areas of Lisbon.. An area that barely got damaged during the massive earthquake in the 1700's.. It's now a area of lisbon where mostly older people live.. It has a village feel inside a city. Make sure to visit a restaurant with fado being performed here!

Visited September 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“Lisbon Historic Sight”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

A great walk through the cobblestone alleys. A good way to see where Fado singers and seaman from years gone by.

Visited May 2014
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“Wonderful charm”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

No better place to walk without a map, wandering about tiny alleys, walking up and down steep hills. Just great! Be sure to catch tram 28, the famous Lisbon tram that rattles about Alfama, past the Castle Sao Jorge and into the Cidade Baixo

Visited July 2014
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Nice place to walk, eat or drink. It's colorful and friendly. Don't plan, just wander around and get lost in the small cobblestone streets.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Best place to stay in Lisbon”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment 2 flights up in the Alfama district for one week. It was grand and really the most authentic place to stay. The other areas are like many modern cities so why do that? This is an authentic experience. We hung our laundry up outside and were across the street from a great Fado restaurant owned by a woman and she and the waitresses sang from 8pm to midnight and had the customers join in. It was great. You can just walk around the area and it is so interesting and lovely with terraces and small shops.

Visited July 2014
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