Best Things to Do in Alfama

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  • Elevador de Santa Justa, Lisbon

    The Elevador de Santa Justa (Santa Justa lift) is a 47 metres (145ft) Lisbon's only remaining vertical elevator and connects Rua do Ouro in the Baixa to Largo do Carmo near Bairro Alto. It was built, along with several other cable powered urban...

    Baixa Chiado Lisbon
    Unusual
  • Convento do Carmo

    Mediaeval convent that was ruined in the great earthquake of 1755. Set overlooking the city the ruins provide a poignant reminder of the destruction wrought on Lisbon. The convent is also home to an archaeological museum with exhibits including a Peruvian mummy.

    Lisbon
    Churches Museums and Galleries
  • Interior of Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Mártires

    The Basilica of Our Lady of the Martyrs (Basílica de Nossa Senhora dos Mártires) is one of a trio of Rococo / Baroque churches built within a stone's throw of each other on Chiado's Rua da Garrett. This and the other two strikingly similar...

    Baixa Chiado
    Churches
  • Monumento dos Restauradores - Obelisk - Lisbon

    Most tours of Lisbon will pass through the Praca dos Restauradores in the Baixa district. Here, towering over the centre of the plaza is a 30-metre high, white obelisk, built...

    Baixa Chiado Lisbon
    Monuments
  • Sao Roque Church Interior - Lisbon

    The earliest Jesuit church in Portugal and one of the first in the world, the Igreja de São Roque was built in the 16th century specifically for preaching. When built it was positioned beyond the walls of the city to cut it off from Lisbon and...

    Bairro Alto Lisbon
    Churches
  • Jardim da Estrela - Lisbon

    The Jardim Guerra Junqueiro as it is officially known is one of Lisbon's largest and best parks. Still known to most as the Jardim da Estrela the park covers 4.6 hectares (11.4 acres) in Lisbon's city centre. The park is surrounded by history;...

    Lisbon
    Gardens
  • Basilica da Estrela - Lisbon

    The Basílica da Estrela in Lisbon is a huge baroque/neoclassical church with a most impressive dome. It was built by order of Queen Maria I of Portugal to celebrate the birth of her first (and only) son, José, Prince of Brazil. It is perhaps no...

    Lisbon
    Churches
  • Casa Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves

    This museum located in central Lisbon district of Saldanha is named after its one time owner, the eminent ophthalmologist and art collector Doctor Anastácio Gonçalves (1888-1965). The house is known as the Casa Malhao as it was the home and...

    Lisbon
    Museums and Galleries Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Lisbon

    World famous museum with collections of Oriental, European and Classical Art. Regular exhibitions

    Lisbon
    Museums and Galleries
  • 25 de Abril Suspension Bridge, Lisbon

    Stretching across the estuary at the Tagus River in Lisbon is the Ponte 25 de April (25th April Bridge); the largest suspension bridge in Europe and the 20th longest in the world. Often considered as a twin sister of the Golden Gate Bridge in San...

    Lisbon
    Bridges

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Alfama travel guide »

Occupying the tallest of Lisbon's hills, the district of Alfama brims with the feel of times gone by and is the truly emblematic part of the city. Largely spared in the earthquake of 1755, it is still a maze of narrow streets and...