Do you want to know what’s the prettiest part of Lisbon? It is Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district, with the Tagus River on one side and Castelo de São Jorge on the other.
Alfama has steep hills, slanted streets, pastel hued buildings and many viewpoints. Walk on Rua dos Remédios in Alfama. It is one of the oldest streets of Lisbon.
When in Alfama, visit Castelo de São Jorge for an amazing view. If the line is too long, then walk further and just climb on its church tower instead, like I did.
Follow the scenic route of tram 28, Lisbon's iconic yellow tram. It goes through Alfama's narrow streets and you can follow its path for some amazing sights. Getting on this tram isn't easy with the long lines, especially in summer.
Sip a cocktail with a view at Miradouro das Portas do Sol as you see the sunset and then the night lights.
Walk to Graça, Lisbon's highest district right next to Alfama. Don't miss the amazing Miradouro da Graça here.
Enjoy the food of Lisbon in Alfama. Savor local delicacies in a traditional family run restaurant.
Go for a live Fado show - traditional Portuguese Blues music.
Visit Feira da Ladra / Mercado de Santa Clara - a one of a kind flea market dating back to the 19th century. It sometimes has stolen goods! After this, see National Pantheon which is next to it.
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