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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This place is great. Very good restaurant about there, specially if you really want to eat "mom and pops" food from Lisbon. Just keep in mind that you will go over many hills and steps. It's crazy... ... more »
Um bairro super charmoso. Você vai andando pelas ruelas que sobem e descem a todo tempo e vai encontrando lugarzinhos charmosos e sempre ouvindo o fado sem nem mesmo entrar em algum bar. Amei alfama. more »A super charming neighborhood. You walk through the alleys that go up and down all the time and find charming little places and always listening to the fado without even entering a bar. I loved alfama.
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