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Alfama is the oldest and one of the most amazing district of Lisbon. It is located on one of seven hills of Lisbon, right below the St. George’s Castle. It could be best described as a village within a city made up of narrow streets, tiny squares, churches and whitewashed houses with wrought-iron balconies adorned with pots of flowers and drying laundry.
Saint George’s Castle - Overlooking the city from millennium-old walls.
It is a magical place, a charming hilltop citadel with geese and ducks roaming around the castle gardens. Once used as a fortress, today it is home to many local families and a place that certainly deserves a visit.
The famous tram (Electrico 28) is undoubtedly one of the most characteristic symbols of Lisbon. A trip on the old yellow tram through the hills and narrow streets of Lisbon is a "must"! The route of E28 starts in Largo Martim Moniz and ends in Prazeres taking you throught the most important districts of the city.

Beautiful palace located in the heart of Alfama with incredible history dating back to 1449. Today, an exclusive resort with 10 luxury suites and home to one of the most beautiful collection of azulejos in the country. The palace can be seen in the movie directed by Wim Wenders - Lisbon Story.
Romanesque cathedral, which history reaches back to XII century when Lisbon was conquered by Afonso Henriquez from Moors and the country-Portugal- was established. This Cathedral is among the most important Portuguese religious buildings.
Miradouro de Santa Luzia - Views of the river and Alfama.
This attractive terrace offers views of the Alfama rooftops, the river Tagus, and the dome of the National Pantheon, all framed by grapevine-draped trellises.
Just a few steps away from Miradouro de Santa Luzia, a balcony opens onto the river offering truly spectacular views over Alfama. The view from this miradouro is considered to be one of the most memorable in the city. It is a "must see" in Lisbon.
Graça Belvedere is one of the most famous lookouts on Lisbon. Simply, called Graça, it is popular place for social meetings. The terrace offers spectacular view that extends from Baixa and Chiado, the Tagus estuary to the 25th April Bridge.
Built in baroque architectural style, this Church is one of the most beautiful churches of Lisbon. It took long 284 years to be build and now it is a national monument and one of the symbols of Lisbon. Since 1910 it is also a National Pantheon.
The location of this Belvedere is just perfect. Situated right on the top of Rua Senhora Monte it offers one of the best and most magnificent views over the city of Lisbon. It is also the highest lookout in the capital. Highly recommended for breathtaking views!
The monastery and the church of St. Vincent de Fora is located in a very peaceful neighbourhood of Alfama. The church is named after the patron of Lisbon, Saint Vincent. It is also a pantheon of the kings of Portugal from the Bragança dynasty.
Santo Antonio (better known as Saint Anthony of Padua), revered as a matchmaker, protector of young brides, and patron of the lost and found, was actually born in Lisbon, on the site of this church.
It is hard not noticing this building, since smll stone pyramids (diamond-shaped) line the façade walls (a total of 1125).
Another beautiful viewpoint over magical Lisbon.
Antiques, clothes, books and forgotten records, as well as other objects, can ben found in this typical Lisbon market.
Baixa (Downtown)
Baixa, literally translated as ’low’, is situated in the gulf between the two main hills of the city and is the central business and shopping district of the capital.
Rua Augusta (Augusta street) is located in This street has on both extremes two squares: the Rossio Square and the Commerce Square.
Praça do Comércio is also known as Terreiro do Paço (Palace Square) and is often called "Black Horse Square" by the English. This is one of the most majestic squares of Lisbon and was once the main maritime entrance to Lisbon.
Rossio is one of the most beautiful and liveliest squares in the city. People stop here to sit and relax, or for a drink at the several atmospheric cafes with outdoor sitting (the most popular is the art deco Café Nicola on the western side).
The Santa Justa Elevator is a remarkable masterpiece designed by an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel, which connects Baixa (downtown) and Bairro Alto (high neighbourhood).
In neo-mauretan style, the Rossio railway station is an outstanding building set between Rossio Square and Restauradores Square and was designed by the architect José Luís Monteiro.
The Praça dos Restauradores (Restorer’s Square) is located on the south end of Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue), right beside the Rossio railway station.
Igreja de São Domingos from the outside may not be the most impressive building of Lisbon, however inside the church of Dominicans is truly unique and always makes a big impression on visitors. The church itself survived the horrible earthquake of 1755, but later, in 1959 its interior was destroyed by fire. It was reopened only in 1997 and became the most popular church of Lisbon, which celebrate the largest number of Masses a day.
Bairro Alto

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