LISBON OLD TOWN

Lisbon Old Town

This Lisbon Walking Tour will take you through the origins of Lisbon, behind the city walls and inside the Alfama district.

Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 10:00

Buy the tickets directly from our guide with an orange backpack, at the meeting point ( Pr.Comércio, at the door of Tourism office, under the arches) or click BUY to get 25% discount.

We start with the Phoenicians, who named it “quiet bay”, followed by the Romans – the first major settlers – to the Arabs, who shaped the old town alleys. The geography and climate of Lisbon were the greatest temptation for all the communities who settled here. This is still the case today, incidentally.
The old district of Alfama, sitting on the hill facing the river, still exhibits strong references to maritime activities, from fishing to freight handling, that were once on top of the job opportunities list. Its inhabitants maintain a unique lifestyle, with a strong sense of community, influenced by an urban density and the narrowness of the streets, making this neighborhood a small village inside the big city

 

Key points of the walking tour:

  • Lisbon’s Cathedral and Casa dos Bicos
  • Romans and Moors
  • Jews and forced converts persecutions
  • Maze-like streets
  • Hidden vantage points
  • Migration and dockers
  • Fado: the soundtrack of Lisbon

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“Between the stairways and the viewpoints and the hanging laundry in the Alfama district, I found myself often lost.”

John Berger

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