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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  • Ten!! Great for hiking and great restaurants! Has the Fado Museum, which is a great place to visit.
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  • beautiful neighborhood... continues to maintain its essence of impairment, yet charming. Find me it more romantic to Paris for example.
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  • A beautiful district in which you are definitely lost. Very suitable for strolling, there's lots of interesting bars and restaurants. Unfortunately far too many tourists, who through rush looking for the most beautiful instagram photo.
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