Alfama is known for it´s small streets, Fado houses, colorful and typical buildings, restaurants and for the proximity of the river that make it traditional, funky and very lively at night.
Alfama was home to Lisbon’s fishwives and fishing community. Today it’s a neighborhood known for its traditional taverns and “petiscos” (tapas) restaurants, and for its many tiled facades. Alfama is perfect for those looking for an authentic local experience, in the hearth of the city, in one of the most characteristic neighborhoods in Lisbon.
Top 5 Attractions
São Jorge’s Castel
The monument that crowns the city for over a millennium.
Portas do Sol Viewpoint
A postcard view over old Lisbon.
The curious house dating from the 1500s, now promoting the work of Nobel Prize author José Saramago.
The terrace to admire the city at sunset, or at any other time of the day.
São Vicente de Fora’s Monastery
The world’s largest collection of baroque tile art, including panels illustrating La Fontaine’s fables.
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