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  • Address: Largo do Chao da Feira
  • 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 in One Day Small-Group Tour

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Lisbon Guided Walking Tour, Lisbon, Full-day Tours
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Alfama Walking Tour in Lisbon, Lisbon, Segway Tours
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