Alfama is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants and bars. Take in the natural beauty of the riverfront and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local entertainment and theater. A stay at one of Alfama's hotels makes it easy to venture out into the greater Lisbon area.
Sightseeing around Alfama
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Browse the collections at The Water Museum, National Military Museum, or Artes Decorativas Museum. You can check out the local talent at Garagem Theater, Teatro Romano Museum, and National Theatre of D. Maria II. Monuments like Church of Santa Engracia, Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora, and Portas do Sol Viewpoint are well regarded. Swing by José Saramago Foundation, Foz Palace, and Glória Lift to learn about local history. Bring the family to Torel Garden, Ascensor da Gloria, and Tapada das Necessidades Park.
Popular things to do in the area include shopping and taking a tour. Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, or Belvedere Sao Pedro de Alcantara are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. At Estuario do Tejo Natural Reserve, take some time to really appreciate nature. Feira da Ladra Flea Market, Lisbon Coliseum, and Armazens do Chiado Mall are other spots for some local fun.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Castle of Sao Jorge, Lisbon Cathedral, and Rossio Square. Senhora do Monte Viewpoint, Graca Viewpoint, and Martim Moniz Square are also favorite places to visit.
Getting around Alfama
Ready to get out and explore the city? Santa Apolonia Station is the closest metro station. If you want to venture out of town, Lisboa Santa Apolonia Station is the closest train station. You can also catch a ride at Lisbon Santa Apolonia Station.
At 3.4 miles (5.6 km), Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado) is the closest major airport to Alfama.