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Alfama, Lisbon

4.6
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Must see · Neighborhood · Other
Wander through the oldest district in town, Alfama, known for its high concentration of Fado bars and restaurants. Set between Sao Jorge Castle and Tejo river, it's a good choice of walking areas for tourists. During Moorish rule, this was the entire city. The picturesque side streets and squares survived the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and today are beautiful tourist attractions. Stroll down Rua do Barao, stop into quaint shops, and listen to Fado--a musical style native to the region--at a local bar. As you explore, you'll notice historic sites and several churches along the way, until you reach the walls of the 12th century Lisbon Cathedral. Take a look at our Lisbon travel planner to schedule your visit to Alfama and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is my favourite neighbourhood in all of Lisbon! It’s one huge maze of character and colour. Tiny back lanes leading into other tiny back lanes; unending stairs; striking street art; the aroma.....  more »
  • Very beautiful, historic and charming part of the city but almost impossible to not get lost. We walked much of it one day and did other areas by Segway the next, the latter far more civilised!  more »

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