Alfama Free Tour

Alfama Free Tour


Tavel through Phoenician, Roman and Arabic heritage, and understand Lisbon’s identity and culture and discover our white, narrow Old Town.

  When:  english  español daily   français  italiano Tu, Th & Sa
  Where: Praça do Rossio
w  Languages:  english en,  español esfrançais fr,  italian it

}  Time: 15:30
  Duration: 2 hours 30 min
  Price: Free

We start the Alfama Free Tour from the Rossio square, and immediately enter the Mouraria at the Escadinhas de São Cristóvão and its amazing Fado Mural. Discover the origins of fado and what inspired us to create such heartfelt, melancholic music while we see how this old decaying zone turned into a vibrant, lively multicultural neighborhood.

After a visit to the bakery which won the prize for best pastel de nata in 2019, we climb towards the Castle of São Jorge and its Moorish walls, as we visit some of Lisbon’s most incredible viewpoints and see the famous Tram 28 as it slowly, unbelievably climbs the hills through narrow streets towards the São Vicente de Fora church.

Then it’s time for beautiful Alfama, with its old white alleys, beautiful light and amazing views from the Santa Luzia viewpoint: breathtaking. This is the oldest district of Portugal, a place where you can eat the best sardines and listen to real Fado. Steep stairs, rusted balconies, the tiles… this is Lisbon, as real as Lisbon can be. We finish close to the Cathedral, talking about the city’s traditions and festivities.

Highlights of the Alfama Free Tour

N  Wander through the narrow, white, fado-filled streets of the Mouraria & Alfama
N  Discover Lisbon’s essence, combining multiple cultures and times
N  Imagine yourself in one of the many traditional local festivities
N  Be amazed by the views from the best viewpoints in the city
N  Stop for a while, while you wonder how they managed to fit Tram 28 here

What we’ll see in the Alfama Free Tour

  Mouraria & Alfama
  Castle of São Jorge
  Viewpoints over the city

  Sé (Cathedral)
  City wall
  Saints and festivities

Meeting Point

  Meeting Point: Praça do Rossio (Dom Pedro IV)

In the middle of the square, next to the statue.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can your tours be free?
Our Free Tours are based on tips only! Part of this will go to cover marketing and operational expenses. In this way we achieve great quality in the tours, immense guest satisfaction and that we also make sure that, regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy Alfama as much as we do.
In which language is the tour?
The Alfama Free Tour runs in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
When does the tour run?
The Alfama Free Tour runs in different days, depending on the language.

In English and Spanish, it runs every day at 15:30.

In French and Italian, it runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 15:30.

How long is the tour?
The Alfama Free Tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it can be a little longer depending on the rhythm of the group.
Where does the tour end?
The Alfama Free Tour finishes in close to the Sé (Cathedral).
Does the tour operate if it rains?
Yes! Raincoat, umbrella and off we go. Only in very extreme cases can the tour be canceled. If that happens, you will be notified as far in advance as possible.
Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?
Unfortunately, our Alfama Free Tour is not accessible due to the nature of the neighborhood.
We're a big group. Can we still join?
We always try not to leave anyone out but, sometimes with large groups, it is difficult to organize the tour and the guides. We always ask that, if you are a group of more than 10 people, you contact us and we will see how we can solve it.

Interested in a Private Tour?

If you want more flexibility and a dedicated guide for you and your group, you can book this tour as a private tour totally in English, Spanish, French or Italian.

This way we can start at the day and time that suits you and have a much more personal experience. This is also a good option for groups of more than 10 people who cannot join our Free Tours together. Send us an email and we will answer you right away.


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