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“old lisbon”(189 reviews)
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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

This is an area of twisting , turning, and not connecting streets. stairs, and alleyways. Most of the dwellings are on pathways that will not allow cars. It is more confusing than Toledo streets which are just about unmanageable. That being said the area is...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed a Morning walk around this area. It is hilly but if you take it slowly its a lovely walk. So many interesting streets. We stopped for a coffee mid way, which was lovely as right on the Tram route so had some...More

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Reviewed yesterday

If you like walking and few hills are no objection, this is an area to really relax and experience the life of people of Lisbon. There are man Tapas bars and in the evening there is music in many of the small bars. All you...More

Thank montraveller030
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sandemane tours great afternoon awesome views a very knowledgeable guide (Rita). off the baten tourist route.

Thank 635mitchm
Reviewed 2 days ago

The graffiti covering practically every surface makes a walk through this area a disappointment and an unpleasant experience. Any Old World charm is lost to this urban blight. The streets are narrow and dingy and crowded with tourists and locals. The area has been described...More

Thank fclg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With winding, hilly streets, pastel coloured houses , churches, cathedrals and funky bars and cafes and the unmistakable sound of fado coming from darkened bars, this place really seemed to be quintessentially Lisboa for me. I loved it!

Thank PaulaGalvin
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's amazing to get lost in this maze of narrow streets, steep stairs, to discover the small stores, talk to the friendly people and savour a ginginjha while doing so

Thank WimRem
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the few neighborhoods in Lisbon where you observe Moorish influence juxtaposed with European. The narrow winding streets make for a fun walk/tram ride. Wear comfortable shoes. Excellent street performances overlooking the water.

Reviewed 4 days ago

The Alfama was the only neighborhood in Lisbon which survived the 1755 earthquake that devastated the rest of the city. Therefore it has some of the oldest buildings. Located underneath the medieval Castelo de Sao Jorge , the layout of the Alfama is kasbah like...More

Thank jamusaba
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The buildings are simple and elegant. Very sad and beautiful place to walk anytime if the day and night. There are many cafes, bars and eateries. I enjoyed my time just wandering through the streets and getting lost.

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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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10 November 2018|
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Response from victordA4644RO | Reviewed this property |
At this time of year a long sleeved shirt and jeans would be more comfortable we were just there a week ago and it was getting cool but comfortable.
Lila L
31 October 2018|
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Response from NunoandCarla | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lila, Alfama is the most genuine part of Lisbon, for that reason there is no better place to stay. You can ask Madona because she lives there ;) You can’t find new and comfy hotels there though. If you want a luxury or... More
17 August 2018|
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Response from tyman84 | Reviewed this property |
This place is far from dangerous, if you was pickpocketed then that was just unfortunate, me and my wife sat on a bench in the square and just enjoyed watching the people, then had a coffee in one of the restaurants there... More