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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Lisbon, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful place where ewe went to know more about Lisbon and get into the restaurant and atmosphere of what is really to be part of the real Lisbon and his town Alfama.

Thank Alexander L
Reviewed today via mobile

It could be alot nicer witouth so many trash evrywere and with a restrictions for cars. The view on the city was great, but there was alot of construcition work everywere.

Thank veronika s
Reviewed today via mobile

We are staying in this area. The architecture is beautiful and there is no shortage of good restaurants in walking distance and it’s a short walk to the shopping area. Highly recommend.

Thank ozrick33Sydney
Reviewed today via mobile

Many tourists and a lot of ugly grafitti, this neibourhood was a bit of a disappointment. Could have missed it..

Thank dennisv62
Reviewed today via mobile

It’s interesting but I wouldn’t give it a Wow. If you haven’t seen an old town in this area of Europe before you may be impressed. I consider it a pass through item to do as you focus on more interesting nearby sites.

Thank PtownCraig
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful area, lots of little streets to explore, cute shops and restaurants with beautiful views

Thank 190DB190
Reviewed yesterday

Interesting place to visit, to walk with narrow cobbled streets. Sometimes the expedition is demanding, many hills and slippery ground, but you can take a tuk tuk or tram 28.

Thank katarzynab675
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Alfama during our 2 day visit, and couldn’t be happier with the choice. This is a beautiful area with great access to metro, busses, trams, and great for walking about. Highly recommended.

Thank Niloo1366
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely couple of hours wondering around this old quaint part of Lisbon. Plenty of places to eat and drink and soak up the atmosphere. A tuk tuk ride is highly recommend but check the price first as there is a difference between drivers.

Thank Tessahern14
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent many a day and night walking up and down the Alfama district! So many little twisty streets! Some lead basically nowhere and other lead to parks, other streets, panoramic views of the water or below. The only way to know if to start walking....More

Thank Frank E
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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
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17 August 2018|
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Response from mariacosta112 | Reviewed this property |
Well, I guess your question is a rhetorical one. You give the answer. The police advises all tourists not carry great amounts of money during visits to sights and when needed to carry it very near to the body. Not in... More
5 August 2018|
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Response from mariacosta112 | Reviewed this property |
The nearest beaches are outside of Lisbon: such as Estoril and Cascais. You can catch a train and reach them in hallf an hour.
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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.