Lisbon's Alfama walking tour
Walking tours

Lisbon's Alfama walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: On selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Admire the Lisbon Cathedral, St. George Castle and many other famous landmarks
  • Learn about the history of traditional Portuguese Fado music
  • Take in the views of Lisbon's oldest and most charming area
What to expect

Get lost in the Alfama's picturesque maze of narrow streets and staircases that make this ancient district one of Lisbon's most charming areas. This 2. 5-hour tour will take you on a journey through time as you make your way in the only part of the city that survived the Great Earthquake of 1755.

Weave your way past the monastery, the cathedral, the castle and more, all of which have been silent witnesses to past glory and tragedy which have given way to the birth of Portugal.

You will admire the Cathedral of Saint Mary Major, which was built in the 12th century, and the Moorish walls of the St. George Castle. This recognizable landmark can be seen from almost anywhere in the city and offers the best views. Trust us, you won't be able to resist taking tons of pictures from the breathtaking Miradouro de Santa Luzia and Miradouro das Portas do Sol!

The old buildings and walls however are not the most authentic part of this neighborhood. Make sure to look up and wave at the friendly locals watching you from their balconies and to come back at night to one of the many bars that play the traditional Portuguese Fado music. Your guide will tell you all about the history of this melancholic but beautiful genre that originated right from the streets of Alfama.

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What's included
  • Guided walking tour
What's not included
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Reduced price
  • Groups of 10+ people
  • Students with valid student ID
  • Children (age 0-13): Free
Where

Praça do Comércio, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal

Meeting point:

Your guide will be waiting for you in front of the Statue of Dom José I in Praça do Comércio

What to remember
  • A private walking tour option is also available. The private tour can accommodate up to 14 people
  • The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour ends by Lisbon Cathedral
  • The tour runs rain or shine, please dress accordingly. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Due to COVID-19 guests are encouraged to bring their own masks and will be required to provide personal details (name, phone number etc) for contact tracing purposes. Guides and staff may also give additional, region-specific guidelines during their welcome speeches
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting time and availability
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Provider
SANDEMANs Lisbon
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 hour before the activity begins.

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