Wander through the oldest district in town, Alfama, known for its high concentration of Fado bars and restaurants. Set between Sao Jorge Castle and Tejo river, it's a good choice of walking areas for tourists. During Moorish rule, this was the entire city. The picturesque side streets and squares survived the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and today are beautiful tourist attractions. Stroll down Rua do Barao, stop into quaint shops, and listen to Fado--a musical style native to the region--at a local bar. As you explore, you'll notice historic sites and several churches along the way, until you reach the walls of the 12th century Lisbon Cathedral. Take a look at our Lisbon travel planner to schedule your visit to Alfama and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including Alfama
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Alfama Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
18,917 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • beautiful historic Cartiers, very colorful. Lisbon is a very nice, airy city. The tram travels the city
    View original
  • Neighborhood to visit, at least make us a tour with the means (tram 28, mototaxy) better if you dedicate a walk though, its nature Orogorafica makes this a bit ' challenging.
    View original
Places to stay near Alfama

Plan your trip to Lisbon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Lisbon

View all >
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Lisbon

4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h

Side trips from Lisbon

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Lisbon

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Lisbon

View all >
2.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 1​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Lisbon

4.5
Duration: 30​min
3.2
Duration: 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h