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Alfama, Lisbon

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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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  • We went to the Fado museum on our last day in Lisbon which was fascinating to learn about this unique music form. Afterwards we found a great place to lunch just opposite. Very scenic! 
    We went to the Fado museum on our last day in Lisbon which was fascinating to learn about this unique music form. Afterwards we found a great place to lunch just opposite. Very scenic!  more »
  • Alfama includes many attractions: Castelo Sao Jorge, Sao Vicente de Fora Church, Lisbon Cathedral and many lookouts from which you can obtain breathtaking views of the city. Good walking shoes are a.....  more
    Alfama includes many attractions: Castelo Sao Jorge, Sao Vicente de Fora Church, Lisbon Cathedral and many lookouts from which you can obtain breathtaking views of the city. Good walking shoes are a.....  more »
  • A terrific neighborhood to explore. It's full of old architecture, great colors and so many shops, bars, restaurants, iglesias and more. 
    A terrific neighborhood to explore. It's full of old architecture, great colors and so many shops, bars, restaurants, iglesias and more.  more »

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