Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest, most traditional neighborhood, with its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and chalk-white buildings, there is certainly no mistaking that you are in the birthplace of Fado- Portugal’s traditional melancholic music.
Alfama has withstood the test of time, providing visitors with an insight into Portugal’s rich culture, traditions and celebrated past. Originally established in the 10th century by the Moorish invaders, the area has slowly retained its charm ever since.
The area has an infinite number of winding staircases, historic churches, and breathtaking viewpoints worthy of note. Visitors to the neighborhood can enjoy picturesque scenes, enchanting old architectural styles, and a glimpse into a charming way of life. You may even behold a maestro performing the traditional Fado down a narrow alleyway.
Though on the up-and-up in terms of tourist attention, the area is still accepted as a local's area and families who have for generations lived in the area. The residents are proud of their Alfama, and over time residents have welcomed tourists into their neighborhoods and even offered occasional invitations into their homes for a taste of their warm culture.
Alfama is an enchanting area best enjoyed slowly, so we suggest that visitors take their time and wander around the narrow, cobbled streets, visit the churches, and take advantage of the district’s architectural beauty. Every visit to Alfama is sure to be an unforgettable experience as you will quickly discover local’s passionate charm and distinct cultural vibe.
Discover Lisbon’s oldest quarter on our Alfama walking tour to find your feet in the foundations of the city through its extraordinary history and architecture. As our Local Experts take you around Alfama, you will find yourself at the feet of Portugal's most magnificent churches, like the remarkable Lisbon Cathedral. Of course, we will take...Read more
Get to know the old historical districts on an e-scooter. Begin by visiting Alfama, the most antique district and finish the tour off in Mouraria, craddle of Fado music. A guided tour where you're sure to discover many hidden...Read more
Visit the beautiful architecture, narrow streets of old Lisbon. You can see traces of the Roman occupation and Arabic, the most dominant civilizations in the past. It was rebuilt by the locals after the earthquake of...Read more
Why is Lisbon called the city of light Go on this self-guided walk across Alfama and Baixa (created by our co-founders, Kristina & Wendy!) to discover the answer yourself as you admire the city panorama from our favourite viewing points (miradouros). Fun location-specific riddles will guide you from one hidden spot to another, taking you through...Read more
Explore the historic neighbourhood of Alfama at your own pace with this self guided audio tour perfect for story lovers and photography enthusiasts. Beginning at the top of the Alfama, by Santa Luzia viewpoint, you'll weave your way through timeless streets while discovering the stories and history that this ancient neighbourhood hides in plain...Read more
Introduce yourself to the cheerful capital of Portugal on this 4-hours private guided tour. Visit multiple major attractions of the city from the gorgeous Castelo de São Jorge to the majestic Sé de Lisboa. Wander the world’s most delightful plazas, including Praça do Comércio, Rossio Square and Praça Luís de Camões. Have a wonderful time...Read more
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 more ground than you would on foot! A local guide will take you through the medieval-era parts of the city – such as its oldest districts of Alfama and Mouraria – and fill you in on historic...Read more
Get yourself a completely unique travelling experience with this eco-friendly tour on a private tuk tuk. Explore fascinating districts and narrow streets of Lisbon while listening to your guide telling you about the essential parts of the city’s history and culture. See the most popular attractions of Lisbon, such as Praça do Comercio, Torre de...Read more
We start visiting the old city of Lisbon where we will reveal hidden alchemical messages on the facade of the Church of Conceiçao Velha, we will talk about the lifestyle and customs of the Arab cultures, Jewish and Christian and as they gave shape to the Alfama quartier, we will visit the Cathedral, the Basilica of Santo Antonio, the old prisons...Read more
Combine exploring Lisbon’s culture with exploring its food. Enjoy trying over 6 dishes picked by your guide personally for you. Experience the variety of Portuguese quisune from the codfish or the octopus salad to unique dishes like Gambas Wa Malu or the Shrimp Bowl.
Visit Mouraria and learn its rich history. Start with a codfish or...Read more
Get to know the old historical districts on a Sitway! Begin by visiting Alfama, the most antique district and finish the tour off in Mouraria, the cradle of Fado music. On this guided tour, you're sure to discover many hidden...Read more
You are welcome! Best of the Lisbon landmarks android sights are at your service during this full-day complete tour. You may choose your route according to your interests and wishes. Your own guide will tell you about the rich history of this remarkable city. Visit the wonderful Belem – a “must see” place, the old quarters of Alfama and...Read more