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Lisbon: Alfama District 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

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Explore Lisbon's historic Alfama district on a 2.5-hour walking tour and discover the oldest and most atmospheric part of the city. Learn how it survived the Great Earthquake of 1755 as you walk the narrow streets past fado bars and Roman foundations.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
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  • Wander the historic streets of Lisbon's atmospheric Alfama district
  • Learn how Alfama was the only part of Lisbon to survive the 1755 earthquake
  • Climb to St. George’s Castle for panoramic city views
  • Explore the history of Portuguese fado music
  • Go to Lisbon Cathedral and the Church of St. Anthony
  • Admire the Fountain of the King
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Discover the monuments of Alfama, one of the oldest and most atmospheric districts of Lisbon, and the only part of the city to survive the Great Earthquake of 1755. The neighborhood is a silent witness to the past glories and tragedy of Portugal, from the fall of empires to the birth of the new nation.

Wander the narrow streets and ornate squares that echoed to the sounds of Phoenician traders, calls to prayer, and the rattle of historic trams. Here you will find the heart of fado music, a sound of longing and loss that gives voice to the languages, cultures, and religions that have all contributed to the district’s rich sense of community.

Walk down Moorish streets and see some of the Roman foundations of Lisbon. Follow the silvery banks of the River Tagus, and marvel at the sun-bleached sandstone walls of the Castle of St George. Make your ascent to the city summit gently to let your breath be taken away by the amazing views.
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Entrance to sites or museums

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the monument at Praça do Comércio. Your guide will be wearing a red t-shirts and have a umbrella with the local partner's name on them.

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Know before you go
• Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Children under 13 years old go free of charge
• Please note that the itinerary may change if the guide customizes the tour for your group

From US$ 16.75 per person

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