The oldest district in Lisbon, Alfama is the historic centre of the city, made up of narrow cobbled streets lined with painted houses. Dotted with restaurants, cafes, and bars, you’ll often find locals sitting out on the curbs, drinking Ginja (a portuguese liqueur made from sour cherries) and listening to Fado music.
If you’re planning to visit Lisbon this year, make sure you stay in this district to get a real flavour of the city, and check out my post 7 days in Lisbon for a full itinerary!
We were simply thrilled with our airbnb in Alfama, which came with a fully equipped kitchen and was decorated in a charming and minimalist style that suited the trip nicely.
Wherever you choose to book, hopefully our photos have shown you why Alfama is the area to stay!
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I’m Sophie, a writer and blogger living in London, traveling, eating, and telling you all about it.