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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. 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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  • Beautiful old building and the tiles to mention. Couple of fado restaurants are around. Nice for a lazy afternoon 
    Beautiful old building and the tiles to mention. Couple of fado restaurants are around. Nice for a lazy afternoon  more »
  • I really like this neigborhood. It's quiet, old, and reminds me of what Lisbon was like million years ago. A must see for views and understanding the beauty of Lisbon. 
    I really like this neigborhood. It's quiet, old, and reminds me of what Lisbon was like million years ago. A must see for views and understanding the beauty of Lisbon.  more »

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