Exploration of one of the oldest districts in the capital
Beautiful cobbled streets, stairways & Moorish architecture
Symbolism & origins of Portugal's sorrowful fado music
Impressive views over St Jorge Castle & the River Tagus
In-depth discussion of Alfama's history from an expert guide
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided walking tour of Alfama
Live tour commentary provided in English or Spanish
Hotel pickup and drop-off.
Know Before You Book
Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
Discover the charming Moorish district of Alfama—the hub of Lisbon's fado culture—as you meander through the district's cobblestone streets and take in views over the 7 Hills, the Tagus River, and the imposing St Jorge Castle in the city's historic center.
Begin your tour at bustling Praça do Comércio and follow your guide into the narrow staircases and atmospheric alleys of Alfama, the only part of the city to survive the Great Earthquake of 1775. Hear about the district's monuments as your guide shares moments of both glory and tragedy from Portugal's past.
Climb through maze-like streets as you seek out the home of the haunting and celebrated music of fado. Hear about the importance of this musical tradition in Lisbon's vibrant culture and storied past before heading to the Portas do Sol—Portuguese for “sun doors.” From here, you can admire breathtaking views over the colorful rooftops of the capital, the fortified walls of St. Jorge Castle, the broad River Tagus, and the Christ the King statue overlooking the city—the perfect, postcard-worthy conclusion to your tour.