Classified as National Monument in 1918, the present Baroque marble structure was built between 1733 and 1740. It is constructed on the top of a 12th-century original. Rectangular in profile, it was designed by José da Costa Negreiros. Originally it had a pair of bell towers, but sadly one collapsed during the infamous earthquake. The surrounding terrace Largo de Santo Estêvão offers great views over the Alfama. Open for mass.
Largo de Santo Estêvão, 1100-505,Lisboa, Portugal.
38º 42' 43.7" N | 09º 07' 40.4" W | +351 218 866 559
As the name suggests, this dockland development at the bottom of the Alfama district was Lisbon's main depot for storing tobacco. The warehouses which face the River Tejo have now been converted into restaurants, shops, bars and nightclubs. Its proximity to the Santa Apolonia train station and its riverside location makes Jardim do Tabaco an ideal spot for a sunset drink or meal.
Santa Apolonia on the Blue Line
Santa Apolonia Station on the mainline
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38º 42' 34.9" N | 09º 07' 43.4" W
This hidden treasure in the heart of one of Lisbon's most picturesque districts has mastered the art of local integration, offering a truly authentic Lisbon experience with unmatched views of Alfama and Tejo River.
27 Travessa das Merceeiras, Sé, 1100-348 Lisbon. Portugal.
38º 42' 36.8" N | 09º 07' 50.4" W | +351 800 374 683 570
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In the heart of Lisbon and ideally located inside the walls of St. George Castle, the Olissippo Castelo Hotel affords one of the most impressive panoramic views of Lisbon. The hotel is located in the famous Bairro do Castelo, between the well known Mouraria and Alfama quarters; it is also the perfect starting place to discover the Patron Saints Festivities which take place every June.
This special hotel combines the familiar atmosphere with modern technology. Above all, luxurious facilities and exceptional service together with the traditional art of Portuguese hospitality.
112 / 126 Rua Costa do Castelo, 1100-179, Lisbon, Portugal.
38º 42' 41.7" N | 09º 08' 08.7" W | +351 218 820 190
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The only hotel within St. George's Castle walls, at the top of Alfama, Solar Do Castelo is a small Mansion built on the site of the former Alcaçova Palace. With two floors and a mansard, an inner courtyard and a garden, most parts of the furniture was specially designed for the hotel in a Medieval Contemporary style. You will find welcoming rooms offering complete modern-day comfort, such as free WiFi access.
2 Rua das Cozinhas (ao Castelo), 1100-181 Lisboa, Portugal
38° 42' 47.5" N | 09° 08' 0.2" W | +351 218 806 050
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With an outside seating area under a vine arbour and inside the walls are covered with photos of celebrities. Ideally situated within the centre of the Alfama this popular restaurant has a friendly staff and serves traditional Portuguese and Mediterranean food.
Daily: 12h30 - 02h00
7 Beco São Miguel, 1100-538 Lisboa, Portugal.
40º 44' 30.8" N | 73º 59' 21.5" W | +351 218 881 328
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A pleasant bright little eatery in the Alfama with friendly staff and a homely atmosphere with a book exchange scheme. A cosy lunchtime haunt, with a selection of cakes influenced from the Austrian owner's homeland.
Daily: 11h00 - 22h00
93-95 Rua São João da Praça, 1100-521, Lisboa, Portugal.
38º 42' 34.1" N | 09º 07' 54.4" W | +351 218 862 497
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A reasonably priced atmospheric restaurant offers a selection of national specialities. Situated in a romantic courtyard canopied by leafy vines and lanterns. On certain nights there is a Fado show.
Daily: 12h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 22h30
7-7A Beco Azinhal, Alfama - Lisboa, Portugal.
38º 42' 41.0" N | 09º 07' 42.8" W | +351 218 940 558
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Urban trains services (comboios urbanos) the Alfama's train station Lisboa Santa Apolónia,
The Blue line (Linha Azul) goes to the Alfama (Santa Apolónia) from the city centre: Website
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• 12E: A circular route starting from the Praça Figueira up past the cathedral and the miradouro Santa Luzia and back again: