Editorials

Alfama district, Lisbon

April 27, 2015
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The view from Miradouro das Portas do Sol

Lisbon’s Alfama district must be the weirdest and most unexplainable place in Portugal. Being the oldest place in the city, just by the walls of Sao Jorge castle, it attracts a great number of tourists who love walking its narrow and steep streets. Alfama is like a medieval village, not only because it’s small and has a provincial feel, but also thanks to its community of people who lived here their whole life and know each other pretty well.

The people of Alfama have become quite an attraction themselves. Tourists are obsessed with Alfama’s quirky decorated doors, street art and most of all – laundry. That’s right, fresh laundry hanging outside the residents’ windows is the most documented sight of Alfama!

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The best and quickest way to get to know Lisbon’s old town is by tram 28, which will take you on a tour around the most popular sights of Alfama, Baixa and Estrela districts.

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