Best Things to Do in Alfama

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  • Jeronimos Monastery

    The Jerónimos Monastery was built during most of the 16th century in the Manueline style. It was built at a time when Portugal had an empire and was in the mood to show the World its status through a plethora of monuments and palaces

    Belem
    Churches
  • Centro Cultural de Belem

    Referred to simply as the CCB, this beautifully designed Centro Cultural de Belem was originally built to serve as headquarter for the Portuguese Presidency of the EU in 1992. It now provides over 100,000 square metres...

    Belem
    Museums and Galleries
  • Berardo Collection Museum

    World acclaimed private modern art collection with works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Jeff Koons, and more.

    Belem
    Museums and Galleries
  • Torre de Belem

    The Tower in outstanding example of 16th c. Manueline architecture. Standing on the waterside at Belem it was built as both a celebration of the age of the Discoveries and to defend the mouth of the river

    Lisbon
    Monuments
  • Monumento Combatentes Ultramar - Belem

    From the early 1960’s to the mid-1970s Portugal fought a controversial campaign in Africa, attempting in vain to keep hold of its colonies there.  Known as the Combatentes Ultramar (Overseas War) this conflict took the lives of over 9,...

    Belem
    Monuments
  • Vasco da Gama Bridge - Lisbon

    This striking bridge spans the Tagus River at its widest section in the city of Lisbon connection the northern suburb of Sacavem to the historical south bank of the river near Montijo. The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a vast stricture that is 17 Km (...

    Lisbon
    Bridges
  • Convento dos Capuchos - Caparica

    The stretch of coast along Costa da Caparica is home to a slightly strange geological feature where the cliffs rise not from the sea, but several hundred metres inland. This is most pronounced in the resort town itself where behind the apartment...

    Costa da Caparica
    Churches
  • Queluz National Palace

    One of the last great Rococo buildings to be built in Europe. The sumptuous 18th century palace was built as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza but later became the official royal residence

    Lisbon
    Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Costa da Caparica beach railway

    The huge crescent of sand that stretches southwards from the town of Costa da Caparica is home to a number of fantastic beaches. And whilst those in front of the numerous apartment blocks in the town itself are nothing to complain about, the...

    Costa da Caparica
    Railways

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Alfama

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...