Alfama district

alfama district

How to get to Alfama district of Lisbon?

Insider tip: There are many hills in Alfama, and for any tour of the district we recommend taking the number 28 tram up to the highest point, the Largo da Graça (1), and wandering in a generally downhill direction. Ride the number 28 Tram from central Lisbon up to the Largo da Graça (1), which is on the edge of the Graça district.

What to do in Alfama?

If you are new to Lisbon, we recommend that Alfama should be the first district that you begin your discovery of the city. This article will provide an introduction to the district, by providing a suggested tour and details of the main tourist attractions. • Climb to the top of the National Pantheon with the panoramic views over Lisbon waterfront.

What are the best viewpoints in Alfama?

There are many outstanding viewpoints within Alfama, but our favourite is the Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. This peaceful, tree-shaded plaza, is situated in front of the Convento da Graça and provides outstanding views over the castle and the Baixa district.

How do I get to Alfama?

The best way to reach Alfama would be by tram 28, but it’s always so crowded, that you’re better off walking from downtown, following the tracks. Although it’s an uphill climb, it’s less than a 10-minute walk, past the cathedral to the castle and the viewpoints nearby.

What are the best places to visit in Alfama?

The Museu do Fado (14) is an informative museum that details the history of Fado music. The area between the Largo do Chafariz de Dentro and the Portas do Sol is one of the most charming/authentic areas in Alfama. This is an area of steep alleys, endless steps and hidden plazas, and (if you have the energy) is great to explore.

Where to stay in Lisbon-Alfama neighbourhood?

Located in the heart of the neighbourhood and only steps away from the Sé Catheral and Castelo de São Jorge, the Memmo Alfama is already considered one of Lisbon’s finest hotels and is also the first boutique hotel in the city’s historic quarter. The wine terrace and rooftop pool offer some of the best views over Alfama.

What are the best sights to see in Alfama?

The Igreja de Santo Estêvão (15) stands high above this area of Alfama, and from the grounds is another decent viewpoint. The magnificent Panteão Nacional (16) is the final resting place of Portuguese Kings and Queens, and from the roof are views over the Tejo estuary.

What is Alfama in Lisbon like?

One of the only districts to be spared from the devastating earthquake of 1755, Alfama is the historic soul of Lisbon and its steep, cobblestoned lanes stand just as they were in medieval times. When the WOW Team visited Lisbon recently, we headed directly to Alfama to explore the heart of Lisbon and to kick off our trip the right way!

How do I get to Alfama?

The best way to reach Alfama would be by tram 28, but it’s always so crowded, that you’re better off walking from downtown, following the tracks. Although it’s an uphill climb, it’s less than a 10-minute walk, past the cathedral to the castle and the viewpoints nearby.

What to do in Alfama in Spain?

This is the largest plaza in Alfama, and the viewpoint offers views over the roofs of lower Alfama and the cruise terminal. In the grounds of the Igreja de Santa Luzia (5) are beautiful Azjules tile paintings and another popular viewpoint.

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