The segways are self-balancing futuristic vehicles and, despite looking quite difficult to control, they are surprisingly easy and fun to ride on. Our guides will help you perfecting it and getting ready to depart. Alfama is Lisbon's oldest quarter. One of the few areas of Lisbon that wasn't destroyed by the big 1775 earthquake, Alfama offers many things to see. . The tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces are full of atmosphere and great fun to explore.