Alfama Neighbourhood Guide: Lisbon’s Oldest District

One of the most characteristic districts in Portugal, Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood with breath-taking views, unique shops, and home to Fado, the traditional Portuguese music. Spread on the hill between the Tagus river and the emblematic São Jorge Castle, Alfama is a maze of narrow Medieval streets, small squares, and run-down yet charming historical buildings covered in azulejos – the traditional light blue ceramic tilework.