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Tour of Alfama
US$ 17.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the service starts
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Get lost in Lisbon's oldest neighbourhood with this Alfama tour. The only neighbourhood to survive the great earthquake in 1755 retains the essence of the capital, and is the birthplace of fado music.

San Jorge Castle
Statue to San Vicente, patron saint of Lisbon
Views from the Santa Lucía viewpoint

Itinerary

From the central Commerce Square, we begin our tour of Lisbon's oldest and most authentic neighbourhood: Alfama. The steep streets, flaking facades, and old stairs preserve an intact image of the old capital. During our guided tour we will divulge all the details of the devastating earthquake of 1755, while we walk through the streets of the only district to survive that disaster.

Wandering through the area we arrive at the San Jorge castle - a fortress initially built by the Moors and completed by the Christians following the reconquest it is a symbol of the integration of the two cultures in the city. The tour passes alongside the Lisbon Cathedral, the Church of Santo António and the statue of San Vicente, patron saint of Lisboa. As we pass through Alfama the tour uncovers the origins of fado and the importance of this neighbourhood to the traditional music of Portugal: diving into the hidden corners which have inspired the most melancholic of fados.

The last stop will be the Santa Lucia viewpoint, from where we will enjoy panoramic views of the entire neighbourhood as well as the Tajo. This beautiful balcony with its romantic atmosphere offers unique views of the San Esteban Monastery, the white towers of San Miguel and the Santa Engracia Dome. From this privileged position, you can listen to the legend of Lisbon's seven hills, before the tour ends.

Important Information

  • Students should bring their identification which confirms them as such.
  • This tour does not take in the interiors of the attractions, rather it will visit the outside. 
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Price

Adults Students Children under 13
US$ 17.10
US$ 14.70
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 17.10
  • Students

    US$ 14.70
  • Children under 13

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking expert guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required

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Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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US$ 17.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Commerce Square