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.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min
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
Discover Lisbon’s essence, combining multiple cultures and times
Imagine yourself in one of the many traditional local festivities
Be amazed by the views from the best viewpoints in the city
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
Saints and festivities
Meeting Point: Praça do Rossio (Dom Pedro IV)
In the middle of the square, next to the statue.
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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.
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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.
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