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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  • Stroll in this old neighborhood randomly your inspiration! The winding cobblestone streets return you in the past of Lisbon. Close to the Center, it is a quiet area where small shops and small restaurants will welcome you.
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  • Alfa is the oldest city in Lisbon, built on the hillside, and all kinds of beautiful Portuguese-style exterior buildings are located in the maze of the curved and undulating narrow roadside, walking in which the experience of the ancient wind, as interesting. There are several observation rooms overlooking the Altai and the Taihang River, and the scenery is fascinating. The tropical castle and the Lisbon Cathedral are also in this area. If you don't want to go too far, you can take the compartment, a well-known 28-way old electric car in Lisbon, from the car.
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  • It's easy to get lost in the area, but afterall it's the best way to know alfama..beautiful vibe, it captures lisboa at its best. Too pity it's getting so turisty surrounded by the tuk-tuk cars and no...  more »
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