Explore Alfama. Spread on the slope between São Jorge Castle & Tagus River, the neighborhood of Alfama is the oldest district of the city. Its history dates back to the Visigoths & the Moors & is lined by narrow winding streets that pass by shops, restaurants, Fado clubs and of course important attractions like Sé Cathedral & the National Pantheon of Santa Engracia.
Alfama’s charm & rich culture can be combined with a bit of calorie burning. Walking the hilly routes that lead to two of its most popular miradouros can be a task. The Santa Luzia, is located near the 17th century mansion of the Museum of Decorative Arts that’s definitely worth checking out.
Miradouro de Senhora do Monte will surely compensate you for your effort. For many tourists & locals this is the city’s best view with everything from the Alfama rooftops to the opposite hills of Bairro Alto & Chiado being in the perfect distance. Take a step back in time in the city’s most treasured neighborhood. A few uphill steps are nothing compared to the whole experience of exploring Alfama.