Top 20 Alfama, Lisbon vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
Being arguably the most characteristic neighbourhood in Lisbon is no easy feat and Alfama's residents take much pride in that. It's not only the most vibrant but also the oldest, having survived the great earthquake of 1775, preserving an image of the old capital. Colours, narrow cobbled streets, and flaking facades reveal warm, smiling locals who peek out of the windows and watch the world go by. A smile goes a long way in Alfama and if you strike a conversation with a resident, you just might get invited to lunch. They say this is the best way to explore Alfama – let yourself get lost – but the less adventurous visitors can rely on Tram 28 to take in the sights.