Alfama

Sweet Lisbon

07 February 2019

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Alfama

Alfama is one of the most emblematic quarters and one of the most rewarding for walkers and photographers thanks to its medieval alleys and outstanding views. It is a village within a city made of narrow streets, tiny squares, churches, and whitewashed houses with wrought-iron balconies decorated with pots of flowers, drying laundry, and singing birds.

This neighbourhood wasn’t affected by 1755 earthquake so visiting Alfama is to visit the original architecture, the sounds and smells of a very old Lisbon.

Put away your map and specially your phone, wander aimlessly through its alleys and small squares feeling it’s unique atmosphere.

Set in a visually stunning hill, this is Lisbon at its most picturesque and the very soul of the city. Walk down towards the river and you’re once again in modern times: old warehouses have been renovated and turned into some of the city’s coolest hotspots. You’ll find the best restaurants with traditional portuguese food and sea food, fado-houses, cafés and wineries

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