Alfama: Narrows Streets, Moorish Presence & Local Traditions

by Lisbon & Me
  • Location
    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration
  • Language(s)
    • English,
    • Français (French),
    • Italiano (Italian),
    • Português (Portuguese),
    • Español (Spanish)
  • Live - Walking
    Your guide is live from the destination and gives you a tour just as if you were there in person walking alongside them. These virtual tours are conducted through Zoom, so participants can ask questions and interact with the guide in real time.
  • History & Culture
  • Storytelling
  • Sightseeing


Together we will be exploring one of the oldest districts in Lisbon: Alfama. The name Alfama comes from Al Hammm, the root word for hammam, a bathing space during the Islamic occupation. We will find out why the neighboorhood has received such name, and why and how the Islamic presence laste for about 400 years in the city that is nowadays the capital of Portugal. 

We will visit the viewpoint of Portas do Sol (Doors of the Sun) and while walking down the narrow streets of Alfama, we will find out more about St. Vincent and his connection to the city's history, the  Tagus river and its importance for the city’s development), St. Anthony’s festivities in June and our traditional song, Fado, ending our walk by the museum dedicated to this inmaterial world heritage.


25 tickets


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Hello! My name is Inês and I have been a licensed guide in my beautiful country since 2008. I have specialized in Lisbon and its surroundings in the past few years and I can say I found my true calling: guiding travelers and sharing my passion for our culture, history and gastronomy. I find travelling and meeting new people makes more tolerance, opening a way for a more peaceful world. I am loving to share my knowledge and love for my country virtually, and I look forward to meeting you next!

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  • Anushree S. Waymo - Globetrotter

    Ines was very accommodating, ensuring that all participants felt engaged and included throughout the tour. Her friendly and approachable demeanor made it easy for us to ask questions and interact with her during the virtual exploration. She took the time to personalize the tour and cater to our interests, which made the experience even more memorable.

  • Kelly M - Globetrotter

    The guide for Portugal was clear and well-spoken and did a great job showing us around. She had fabulous interaction with the locals, which made it all the more fun. We particularly enjoyed her charming cultural song at the end, it was such a nice touch!

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