Alfama, Lisbon

Discover the oldest district of Lisbon and all it has to offer you.

Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
Alfama © Turismo de Lisboa

The name of this borough comes from the arabian al-hamma which means baths. and this is how we might describe this borough. From here you might take the best views over the Tagus river, specially from the Santa Luzia viewpoint.

Some of the most ancient and symbolic monuments are located in Alfama, as the Cathedral and the São Jorge Castle.

Eléctrico Alfama, Lisboa, Portugal
Eléctrico, Alfama © Jose Manuel

It’s also on this district that the fado was born and so, you might find many good fado houses and great restaurants.

During the S. Anthony’s festivities, this area gets crowded with people, popular ornaments, sardines, and the best celebration environment you might expect.

What to see in Alfama?

São Jorge Castle, LisbonSão Jorge Castle
Visit São Jorge Castle, one of Lisbon's oldest monuments and a symbol of Christian victory over the Moors.

Lisbon’s CathedralLisbon’s Cathedral
Discover the magical history of the beautiful Lisbon’s Cathedral.

Panteão NacionalNational Pantheon
Descubre cómo es el Panteón Nacional y no dejes de visitarlo durante tus vacaciones en Lisboa.

Santa Luzia ViewpointSanta Luzia Viewpoint
Discover this unique viewpoint and see the beautiful landscape over the Tagus River.

Fado MuseumFado Museum
Fado is the most famous artists’ expression in Lisbon. Songs about longing, emotion accompanied by the sweet sound of the portuguese guitar. Get to know everything about the Fado Museum in Lisbon.

The Roman Theatre MuseumThe Roman Theatre Museum
Visit the Roman Theatre Museum, one of the most important buildings of Olisipo.

Museu AntonianoSaint Anthony Museum (Museu Antoniano)
Find out more about the Saint Anthony, in Lisbon.

Nozzles House (Casa dos Bicos)Nozzles House (Casa dos Bicos)
Discover this historic house, with a peculiar architecture where the José Saramago Foundation is now functioning.

Water Museum (Museu da Água)Water Museum (Museu da Água)
Enjoy Water Museum (Museu da Água) while you were in Lisbon.

Azulejo (Tile) National MuseumAzulejo (Tile) National Museum
Come to discover the portuguese culture through one of its most typical products, the tile.

Museu Escola de Artes Decorativas PortuguesasMuseu Escola de Artes Decorativas Portuguesas
Visit the Museu Escola de Artes Decorativas Portuguesas em Lisbon.


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