Get lost in the Alfama's picturesque maze of narrow streets and staircases that make this ancient district one of Lisbon's most charming areas. This 2. 5-hour tour will take you on a journey through time as you make your way in the only part of the city that survived the Great Earthquake of 1755.
Weave your way past the monastery, the cathedral, the castle and more, all of which have been silent witnesses to past glory and tragedy which have given way to the birth of Portugal.
You will admire the Cathedral of Saint Mary Major, which was built in the 12th century, and the Moorish walls of the St. George Castle. This recognizable landmark can be seen from almost anywhere in the city and offers the best views. Trust us, you won't be able to resist taking tons of pictures from the breathtaking Miradouro de Santa Luzia and Miradouro das Portas do Sol!
The old buildings and walls however are not the most authentic part of this neighborhood. Make sure to look up and wave at the friendly locals watching you from their balconies and to come back at night to one of the many bars that play the traditional Portuguese Fado music. Your guide will tell you all about the history of this melancholic but beautiful genre that originated right from the streets of Alfama.