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  • Address: Largo do Chao da Feira, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
  • Admission: Free

Wander down (to save your legs) through Alfama's steep, narrow, cobblestoned streets and catch a glimpse of the more traditional side of Lisbon before it too is gentrified. Linger in a backstreet cafe along the way and experience some local bonhomie without the tourist gloss. Early morning is the best time to catch a more traditional scene, when women sell fresh fish from their doorways. For a real rough-and-tumble atmosphere, visit during the Festas dos Santos Populares in June.

As far back as the 5th century, the Alfama was inhabited by the Visigoths, and remnants of a Visigothic town wall remain. But it was the Moors who gave the district its shape and atmosphere. In Moorish times this was an upper-class residential area. After earthquakes brought down many of its mansions (and post-Moorish churches) it reverted to a working-class, fisherfolk quarter. It was one of the few districts to ride out the 1755 earthquake.

Practical Info

The best way up the hill is the number 28 tram from Martin Moniz Square, look at the views, then enjoy the wander back down.

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Lisbon Sunset Small-Group Walking Tour with Fado Performance, Lisbon, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Lisbon Sunset Small-Group Walking Tour with Fado Performance

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 103 Reviews

Watch the sun set over the Tagus River and see Lisbon bathed in the glow of twilight on this small-group walking tour of Lisbon at sunset. Admire the elaborate ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.67
Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour, Lisbon, Night Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour

Spend the day exploring the best of Lisbon and nearby Arrábida on this full-day tour. Visit historic Belém, home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.49
Lisbon Combo: City Walking Tour and Evening Entertainment with Tapas, Lisbon, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon Combo: City Walking Tour and Evening Entertainment with Tapas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience the sights, cuisine and culture of Lisbon on this Lisbon combo tour. In the morning, enjoy a city walking tour, exploring several diverse ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Lisbon Walk: 3.5 hours
Fado and Tapas: 3.5 hours

From USD $70.94
Lisbon City Sightseeing Tour, Lisbon, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon City Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 120 Reviews

Discover the beauty of Lisbon on a half-day trip that covers all of the city's highlights. Enjoy a walking tour of the Moorish Alfama quarter and learn ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.20
Full-Day Lisbon Heritage and Modernity Private Tour, Lisbon, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Lisbon Heritage and Modernity Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

See the best of Lisbon on this full-day private guided history tour. Travel by by minivan or sedan with a guide for an extensive tour, combining all the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $316.51
Small-Group Medieval Lisbon Tour by Segway, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Medieval Lisbon Tour by Segway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

On a fun-filled Segway tour, discover the sights and landmarks of medieval Lisbon. You’ll move easily along the city’s narrow streets and cover ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.20
Semi-Private Alfama Walking Tour and Dinner with Live Fado Show, Lisbon, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Semi-Private Alfama Walking Tour and Dinner with Live Fado Show

Experience the best of Portuguese culture on this 4-hour walking tour of Lisbon with a live Fado show. The city’s oldest neighborhood, the Alfama district ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.87
Private Tour: Lisbon Sunset Walking Tour with Fado Show and Dinner, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Lisbon Sunset Walking Tour with Fado Show and Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Experience old Lisbon at sunset and a ‘fado’ (folk music) dinner show on this private 4-hour evening walking tour. With an expert guide, explore the Mouraria ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.03
Lisbon Jewish Private Full Day Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon Jewish Private Full Day Tour

Uncover a different side of Lisbon during this private full-day tour of the city’s historical Jewish sites. Visit the Jewish Quarter in Alfama, the city’s ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.74
Lisbon in One Day Historic Small Group Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon in One Day Historic Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Journey through ancient history on this 7-hour historic small-group tour of Lisbon. Ride through some of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods such as Alfama and ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.57

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