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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  • We took the tram n28k we went to this neighborhood, beautiful route, very beautiful colors, narrow alleys, music and beautiful tavernas... Everyone has to go through this place if they visit Lisbon at some point.
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  • do not miss to visit this beautiful neighborhood, on foot the best, where you can appreciate its cobbled streets, very slippery. You can also do it in tuk-tuk that said for those who do not like me climbs. Tram28 also passes in this area but not in some alleys.
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