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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 550 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 $70.74
Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour, Lisbon, Night Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Classic Lisbon and Arrábida Wine Tour

Unveil Lisbon History and Traditions, the monuments of the Portuguese Discoveries and the most typical neighborhoods. Come with us, you won't regret it!

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

From USD $93.56
Private Tour: Lisbon Sunset Walking Tour with Fado Show and Dinner, Lisbon, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 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 $62.76
Lisbon City Sightseeing Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon City Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 472 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 $39.94
Lisbon Combo: City Walking Tour and Evening Entertainment with Tapas, Lisbon, City Tours
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Lisbon Combo: City Walking Tour and Evening Entertainment with Tapas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 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 $74.17
Lisbon Jewish Private Tour - Full Day, Lisbon, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon Jewish Private Tour - Full Day

Discover the historic Jewish presence at Lisbon. Situated on the northern bank of the Tagus estuary, the capital of Portugal, has always been a meeting-place ...  Read more

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

From USD $46.77
Full-Day Lisbon Heritage and Modernity Private Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Lisbon Heritage and Modernity Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

This is a private, guided tour of Lisbon's most famous monuments and modern avenues by minivan or sedan. An extensive full-day tour through the city, combining ...  Read more

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

From USD $330.89
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 120 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 $39.94
Lisbon Historical Boat Tour, Lisbon, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lisbon Historical Boat Tour

An historical Lisbon boat tour on a classic wooden yacht. Feel the odyssey of Portuguese maritime discoveries, from where they set sail to find the World, ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.35
Semi-Private Alfama Walking Tour and Dinner with Live Fado Show, Lisbon, Sailing Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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

The Alfama District in Lisbon enchants all visitors that crosses its typical streets. Come and discover the true meaning of Fado, in an environment where you ...  Read more

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

From USD $110.68

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