Alfama, Lisbon

4.6
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 the old district of Lisbon. We had a lot of fun exploring Alfama’s maze of tiny streets, cobblestones lanes and steep staircases. Be prepared for a hike and put on your comfortable walking...  more »
  • Interesting historical area. Must walk around the ally’s to explore and get a feel of the area and the old bars with singing of Fado .  more »
  • The area is full of tradition and culture. After you have walked around the narrow, winding and at places steep streets. Call in to one of its restaurants or bars and sit outside with a nice glass of....  more »

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