Best Things to Do in Alfama

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  • Cristo Rei - Lisbon

    Standing at over 110 metres tall on the opposite bank of the Tejo to Lisbon is Cristo Rei. Built between 1949-59 the statue was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

    Lisbon
    Monuments
  • Lisbon Zoo entrance

    Founded in 1884 the zoo now contains around 2,000 animals with more than 300 species are represented. Includes the conservation and breeding of endangered species, as well as scientific research, and educational and recreational activities

    Lisbon
    Wildlife
  • Parque Florestal Monsanto - Lisbon

    Monsanto Forest Park (Parque Florestal Monsanto) is a large, protected forested area to the west of Lisbon which provides a welcome opportunity to relax away from the traffic and crowds of the city.

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    Lisbon
    Gardens Natural
  • Museu da Eletricidade - Lisbon

    Museum housed in the old riverside power station. Presents the history of energy through a series of experimental exhibits and cultural context

    Belem Lisbon
    Industrial Museums and Galleries
  • Ajuda Palace interior - Lisbon

    19th century neoclassical palace on the edge of Lisbon in Ajuda. The palace was built as the royal residence and has the lavish interior to prove it.

    Lisbon
    Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Museu Nacional dos Coches, Lisbon

    Museum housing the extensive collection of carriages belonging to the Portuguese royal family and nobility. Located in the old Horse Riding Arena of the Belém Palace, this is one of Lisbon's most visited museums.

    Lisbon
    Museums and Galleries
  • Belem National Palace

    Now the official residence of the president of Portugal the palace was built in the 16th by Manuel of Portugal to overlook the nearby Jerónimos Monastery

    Belem
    Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Igreja do Memoria

    The elegant Baroque Igreja da Memória was built on the orders of King Jose I in 1760 as a gesture of thanksgiving for having survived an assassination attempt two years earlier. The location of the church marks the exact spot where the...

    Lisbon
    Churches
  • Lisbon Oceanarium

    Housed in a purpose built, ultra-modern building in the Parque das Nações, the Oceanarium is the largest in Europe. There are around 450 different species including sharks, rays, barracudas and sunfish

    Lisbon Parque das Nacoes
    Wildlife
  • Monument to the Discoveries - Belem

    52 metre high monument on the waterside in Belem. The monument was built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator. It features 33 prominent people of that era

    Belem Lisbon
    Monuments

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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...