Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal

One of the oldest and more Portuguese neighborhoods in Lisbon. While in Alfama you’ll find many historic buildings, such as S. Jorge Castle, Sé Cathedral, or even the Panteão Nacional. Traditional houses, narrow picturesque streets, trendy cafes, and shops, will make your tour around Alfama a delight.

Here’s a quick guide so you don’t miss a thing.

São Jorge Castel

The Castel of Lisbon not only is at the highest point of the Alfama district but has one of the most incredible views over the city and the Tagus River.


Santa Luzia Viewpoint

Right next to the Santa Luzia church is this sweet spot overlooking the river Tagus.


Tram 28

A 1930s yellow tram that shows off around Alfama is also a must!



Wordly known music style, Fado, was born in Alfama. So, while in here you cannot miss a dinner show. Here you’ll find some more details on Fado Live Shows and how to get there.

Portas do Sol viewpoint

A pleasant terrace nearby the Castle of São Jorge offers, as most of Lisbon viewpoints, a stunning view over the old Lisbon and the river.


Nation Pantheon

This is one of the most culturally relevant historic sites in Lisbon. Holds the tombs of Portugal’s most important personalities, political or artistically speaking. It also has a beautiful viewpoint over Lisbon.


Get lost in Alfama

Tour around colorful houses, street art, and traditional shops, and mostly get in touch with Portuguese people.

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