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Top Attractions in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Get to know Lisbon’s Alfama and its top tourist attractions. Follow our guide to Alfama in central Lisbon: a neighbourhood of narrow streets and alleys that survived the 1755 earthquake and became a tourist destination while holding on to its historical character.

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The Sé: Lisbon’s Cathedral

Halfway up a long, steep hill heading to the castle, the Sé is Lisbon’s ancient cathedral. It’s a large and impressive Romanesque structure dated from the foundation of Portugal in the 12th century.

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Museu do Fado: Listen to Fado and Learn its History

A visit to the Fado Museum gives you an insight into Lisbon’s culture, and the Alfama neighbourhood where the genre was born. It’s a great opportunity to sample some of the best fado voices, and learn about the fado history and the instruments it uses.

Attractions Lisbon Castle

Castelo de São Jorge

Located on the highest of Lisbon’s seven hills, the Castelo de São Jorge is the city’s medieval castle, and its most visited tourist site, offering the best views of Lisbon and the River Tejo.

Attractions Alfama

Alfama, Castelo & Graça at a Glance

Alfama is Lisbon’s Moorish district: a medina-like neighbourhood of narrow and maze-like streets at the foot of the medieval Castelo de São Jorge. Graça, on a hill north of Alfama, offers great views over Lisbon and the castle.