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“old lisbon”(194 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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If you love to take pictures, this is the place !! You will find small coffeeshops and taverns, it's nice and dut=ring night you will find whatever you want!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lulukav
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a trip and the short tram ride there. Very pretty area with much more local priced cafes, we didn't explore it nearly enough, we were only passing though. Would definitely go back and spend more time there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank n0shyw0shy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Picturesque neighbourhood on a hill at walking distance from the centre. Full of charming narrow alleys, old buildings and bars and restaurants. Recommended for a stroll

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tyropitakaimilko
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the alleyways, so colorful and steep. I didn't walk around too much due to the heavy rain that day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank xiongxiong43
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful streets both at night and day. Very different scenerey w/o light. Would definetly recommend experiencing these streets.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank derronp93
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Get your walking shoes on and spend a couple of hours wandering about Alfama, stopping for coffee or drinks as you go

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sabg14
Reviewed 4 days ago

Whenever I am in Lisbon, I like to go to Alfama. I am enjoying the small, picturesque streets with linen on the balconys and windows. It is residental area for common people. I am always visiting small shops, cafés and restaurants. People are very kind...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vladimir F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cool place to try local cuisine where local chefs showcase their dishes. Selection, vibe and food are really good, although, due to location and what it it I think it is pricier than the rest of the city. Try to go there off peak hours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kievs
Reviewed 4 days ago

So many wonderful streets to wander in this neighborhood - enjoy them and get lost! Keep winding through and you'll find some great sites! Loved this area!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nicoleandcurtis
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the most traditional and old parts of the Lisbon city that really worth a visit. The place where Fado was born where you can find all the old portuguese traditions and 100% of hospitality!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank goncalvesrute
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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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6 December 2018|
Response from יוסי ג | Reviewed this property |
You can explore the Alfama neighborhood using the blue line of the Lisbon metro, starting from the Baixa-Chiado climbing down to the river, or from Terreiro do Paco (the big Commerce Square). A third option is to continue to... More
5 December 2018|
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Response from 482dijanar | Reviewed this property |
Everything is in walking distance, so enjoy a few hours of beautiful scenery.
3 December 2018|
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Response from JohntheLast | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to get to the district by just taking the Azul (blue) line and either get off at Terreiro do Paco or Santa Apollonio (end of the line). The Alfama district is about half way between those stations. The... More