Alfama is maybe the most beautiful city quarter of Lisboa, Portugal. During Arab times it was the city center and germ cell that extended slowly in the direction of the current center in Baixa (downtown). Alfama is located at an inclining hill and is especially beautiful because of its narrow streets, small houses, viewpoints and important sights.

The nice Eléctrico 28 tramway runs through Alfama and brings you close to the Castelo de São Jorge, the Panteão Nacional, the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, the Catedral de Sé and São Vicente de Fora. The name Alfama goes back to the Arab word Al-hamma meaning springs or baths. It is also the most important city quarter for traditional fado music.


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