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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. Use our Lisbon tour planner to arrange your visit to Alfama and other attractions in Lisbon.
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  • A stroll through the Alfama often remember the pelourinho in Bahia! No wonder it was colonized by the same Portuguese, is a old neighborhood with a mix of historic houses and well-kept and old houses l!! If it's worth the ride guide or it won't go is dangerous!
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  • Yuri is the best guide . He is very active and shares lots of details about Lisbon . I recommend the tours 
  • This neighborhood is really distinctive, with its narrow streets, its ups and downs. Here you will find the best locations of Lisbon Fado, there are plenty of bars and restaurants. Absolutely worth visiting.
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