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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  • Take an Uber, which is cheap in Lisbon, directly to the highest point in Alfama which is the castle. From there everything is downhill which is much easier than walking up the steep city...  more »
  • The cobbled barrow winding streets of Alfama which is near to Castelo do Jorge is so exciting to explore. Have lunch at O Prego. Nice rustic place with great steak.  more »
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