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“narrow streets”(558 reviews)
“old lisbon”(178 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 yesterday via mobile

Walking through this wonderful old neighborhood was a great deal of fun. The architecture was great, and the sense of history was palpable. Is it a survivor of the great fire?

Thank califcasl
Reviewed yesterday

I had a second tour w Pascal - this one was of Alfama, which was extremely interesting. Pascal covered religion and history for this part of Lisbon, bringing to light many interesting highlights. I would tour more of Portugal w Pascal if there was more...More

Thank SkiHamster
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The old part of Lisbon makes an interesting walk. Around every corner is a new bar, restaurant or shop: all small and all geared to tourists. Worth an evening wander.

Thank OnHols2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Alfama was the only neighborhood that wasn't destroyed in the 1755 earthquake and it shows. Sure, the neighbirhood looks dirty and shady, but don't let the that deceive. The streets and houses bleed history and charm. You absolutely must take a look.

Thank Jošt H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found an AirBNB in this district and we loved being surrounded by quirky restaurants and bars. Fifteen minute walk to the main square but the metro and buses are nearby.

Thank GreenBean99
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed in the Alfama, in an updated apartment, but the building was very old. The narrow streets, abundance of tiny restaurants, and location to museums was amazing.

Thank Lacee M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Alfama is the only district that survived the 1755 earthquake and holds significance importance in Lisbon! The ruins can be seen in the cobbled streets, it truly is a beautiful old town with amazing views of Lisbon. However, I would recommend taking a tram around...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did two walking tours within the Alfama region and there was so much to learn and explore. The windy streets are narrow and packed with so much history and interesting culture. I even discovered an old phone box that had been converted into a...More

Thank Serenity2480
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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
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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
4 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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28 May 2018|
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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.