THE ALFAMA DISTRICT OF LISBON

Maria Do Céu
Maria Do Céu
THE ALFAMA DISTRICT OF LISBON

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Admire the view from the Miradouro da Graça with its wonderful views over central Lisbon and the Castle. The best undiscovered location in the Alfama is the Largo da Graça, which is often known as the Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Sophia Andresen viewpoint). This peaceful, tree shaded plaza, is positioned in front of the Graça Church and provides wonderful views over the castle and central Lisbon. There is a pleasant open air café and this is an ideal place to relax after climbing all the hills of Alfama.
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Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Calçada da Graça
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Admire the view from the Miradouro da Graça with its wonderful views over central Lisbon and the Castle. The best undiscovered location in the Alfama is the Largo da Graça, which is often known as the Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Sophia Andresen viewpoint). This peaceful, tree shaded plaza, is positioned in front of the Graça Church and provides wonderful views over the castle and central Lisbon. There is a pleasant open air café and this is an ideal place to relax after climbing all the hills of Alfama.
See the Magnificent Sao Vicente church
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Church of São Vicente of Fora
Largo de São Vicente
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See the Magnificent Sao Vicente church
See the pretty Azjules tile paintings in the Jardim Júlio de Castilho
Praça Júlio de Castilho
22A R. Norberto de Araújo
See the pretty Azjules tile paintings in the Jardim Júlio de Castilho
Experience 18th century Portuguese aristocratic life in the Museu de Artes Decorativas museum, which is housed in the former Azurara Palace
Palácio Azurara
2 Largo Portas do Sol
Experience 18th century Portuguese aristocratic life in the Museu de Artes Decorativas museum, which is housed in the former Azurara Palace
Climb up hill to the Lisbon Castle, with its panoramic views and restored keep and battlements. The most recognized of Lisbon's major attractions, St. George's Castle commands a glorious position near Alfama on the crown of a hill overlooking the Portuguese capital. This is one of Lisbon's most popular tourist destinations.
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Castelo de S. Jorge
Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo
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Climb up hill to the Lisbon Castle, with its panoramic views and restored keep and battlements. The most recognized of Lisbon's major attractions, St. George's Castle commands a glorious position near Alfama on the crown of a hill overlooking the Portuguese capital. This is one of Lisbon's most popular tourist destinations.
The Se cathedral and cloisters. The Se is the solid and imposing cathedral that was the religious centre for Portugal. The cathedral dates from the 12th century and was constructed on the site of an important Moorish mosque.
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Lisbon Cathedral
Largo da Sé
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The Se cathedral and cloisters. The Se is the solid and imposing cathedral that was the religious centre for Portugal. The cathedral dates from the 12th century and was constructed on the site of an important Moorish mosque.
Saint Anthony church, constructed on the birthplace of the patron saint of Lisbon. Saint Anthony is the patron saint of Lisbon and this church, which is dedicated to him, was constructed on his birth site. Saint Anthony was born in 1195 but the Baroque-Rococo styled church dates from 1767, as the original church was destroyed by the massive 1755 earthquake
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St Anthony's Church
Largo de Santo António da Sé
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Saint Anthony church, constructed on the birthplace of the patron saint of Lisbon. Saint Anthony is the patron saint of Lisbon and this church, which is dedicated to him, was constructed on his birth site. Saint Anthony was born in 1195 but the Baroque-Rococo styled church dates from 1767, as the original church was destroyed by the massive 1755 earthquake
From the Saint Anthony church walk downhill to the Campo das Cebolas and uniquely styled Casa dos Bicos
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Casa dos Bicos-Museu de Lisboa
10 Rua dos Bacalhoeiros
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From the Saint Anthony church walk downhill to the Campo das Cebolas and uniquely styled Casa dos Bicos
Skirt the edge of Alfama to the Largo do Chafariz de Dentro the location of the Fado Museum. This museum details the history of the haunting music that originates from the Alfama district. Fado is sung by a solo singer and is accompanied by a traditional Portuguese guitar and this mournful yet powerful music reflects the emotions felt by the wives of sailors who had had departed on perilous journeys.
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Museu do Fado
1 Largo do Chafariz de Dentro
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Skirt the edge of Alfama to the Largo do Chafariz de Dentro the location of the Fado Museum. This museum details the history of the haunting music that originates from the Alfama district. Fado is sung by a solo singer and is accompanied by a traditional Portuguese guitar and this mournful yet powerful music reflects the emotions felt by the wives of sailors who had had departed on perilous journeys.
Explore the narrow streets of historic Alfama, including the baroque Igreja de Santo Estêvão
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Igreja de Santo Estevao
13 Lgo de Santo Estêvão
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Explore the narrow streets of historic Alfama, including the baroque Igreja de Santo Estêvão
Militar museum
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Lisbon Military Museum
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Militar museum
Relax in the Jardim Botto Machado which is also the setting for the Feira da Ladra market
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Jardim Botto Machado
26 Campo de Santa Clara
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Relax in the Jardim Botto Machado which is also the setting for the Feira da Ladra market
The best view point of Alfama is the Miradouro de Santa Luzia (Santa Luzia Viewpoint). From here there are wonderful views over the tiled roofs of Alfama and out across the Tejo Estuary. The view point is on the number 28 tram route and is close to the castle.
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Miradouro Santa Luzia
Largo Santa Luzia
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The best view point of Alfama is the Miradouro de Santa Luzia (Santa Luzia Viewpoint). From here there are wonderful views over the tiled roofs of Alfama and out across the Tejo Estuary. The view point is on the number 28 tram route and is close to the castle.
A sparkling gem in Lisbon's cultural crown, the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian is also one of the most celebrated museums in Europe. The facility, sited in a lush, verdant park in the north of the city.
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
45A Av. de Berna
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A sparkling gem in Lisbon's cultural crown, the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian is also one of the most celebrated museums in Europe. The facility, sited in a lush, verdant park in the north of the city.
The National Museum of Ancient Art is one of Lisbon's great cultural attractions, and a "must see" on any tourist itinerary. This is Portugal's national gallery and houses the largest collection of Portuguese 15th- and 16th-century paintings in the country.
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Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Rua das Janelas Verdes
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The National Museum of Ancient Art is one of Lisbon's great cultural attractions, and a "must see" on any tourist itinerary. This is Portugal's national gallery and houses the largest collection of Portuguese 15th- and 16th-century paintings in the country.
Looming somewhat incongruously over the rooftops of Lisbon's Baixa (downtown) district is the odd-looking Santa Justa Lift, a neo-Gothic elevator and the most eccentric and novel means of public transport in the city.
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Santa Justa Lift
R. do Ouro
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Looming somewhat incongruously over the rooftops of Lisbon's Baixa (downtown) district is the odd-looking Santa Justa Lift, a neo-Gothic elevator and the most eccentric and novel means of public transport in the city.
Dominating the Belém waterfront is the angular Monument to the Discoveries, an enormous monolith that leans over the River Tagus to resemble the prow of a caravel, the type of ship commanded by the Portuguese navigators in the 15th century to chart unexplored oceans and discover new lands.
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Padrao dos Descobrimentos
Av. Brasília
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Dominating the Belém waterfront is the angular Monument to the Discoveries, an enormous monolith that leans over the River Tagus to resemble the prow of a caravel, the type of ship commanded by the Portuguese navigators in the 15th century to chart unexplored oceans and discover new lands.
The church and museum of São Roque in Bairro Alto combine to offer an absorbing cultural experience - each complements the other. Founded in the late 16th century by the Jesuit Order, São Roque's bland and unassuming Renaissance façade belies a sumptuous interior, one of the most impressive of all Lisbon's religious sites. Richly embellished with marble, azulejos, and gilded woodwork, the church is celebrated for its series of side chapels.
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Museu de São Roque
Largo Trindade Coelho
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The church and museum of São Roque in Bairro Alto combine to offer an absorbing cultural experience - each complements the other. Founded in the late 16th century by the Jesuit Order, São Roque's bland and unassuming Renaissance façade belies a sumptuous interior, one of the most impressive of all Lisbon's religious sites. Richly embellished with marble, azulejos, and gilded woodwork, the church is celebrated for its series of side chapels.
Arguably the most rewarding day trip experience out of Lisbon is a visit to the wonderfully romantic town of Sintra, a direct 40-minute rail journey from the city center. Nestling in the foothills of the rugged Serra de Sintra - a rolling landscape of verdant woodland peppered with outcrops of granite - this enchanting destination unfolds as a scenic picture book of regal royal palaces, mysterious mansions, and a mighty Moorish castle dating from the 8th century.
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Sintra station
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Arguably the most rewarding day trip experience out of Lisbon is a visit to the wonderfully romantic town of Sintra, a direct 40-minute rail journey from the city center. Nestling in the foothills of the rugged Serra de Sintra - a rolling landscape of verdant woodland peppered with outcrops of granite - this enchanting destination unfolds as a scenic picture book of regal royal palaces, mysterious mansions, and a mighty Moorish castle dating from the 8th century.