Must-see attractions in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

  • Lisbon, Portugal, The Castelo de Sao Jorge
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    Castelo de São Jorge

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Towering dramatically above Lisbon, these mid-11th-century hilltop fortifications sneak into almost every snapshot. Roam its snaking ramparts and pine…

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    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Wander downhill (to save your legs) through Alfama's steep, narrow, cobblestoned streets and catch a glimpse of the more traditional side of Lisbon before…

  • Tram on line 28 in Lisbon, Portugal
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    Tram 28E

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Don't leave the city without riding popular tram 28E from Largo Martim Moniz. This rickety, screechy, gloriously old-fashioned ride from Praça Martim…

  • Miradouro da Graca viewpoint in Lisbon, Portugal.
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    Miradouro da Graça

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    A much-loved summertime hang-out of lisboêtas, this miradouro (lookout) sidles up to the baroque Igreja da Graça. It has an incredible view of the castle…

  • Largo das Portas do Sol

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    This original Moorish gateway affords stunning angles over Alfama’s jumble of red rooftops and pastel-coloured houses, underscored by the true blue Rio…

  • Miradouro do Castelo de São Jorge

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    One of Lisbon's privileged views is on offer from this outstanding lookout point on the grounds of the Castelo de São Jorge.

  • Low Angle View Of Lisbon Cathedral At Night

    Sé de Lisboa

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    The fortress-like Sé de Lisboa is one of Lisbon’s icons, built in 1150 on the site of a mosque soon after Christians recaptured the city from the Moors…

  • City and Ponte 25 de Abril bridge from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.

    Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Lisbon spreads out before you at Graça’s highest of the high, Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. Come for the relaxed vibe and the best views of the castle on…

  • Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Graça’s Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora was founded in 1147 and revamped by Italian architect Felipe Terzi in the late 16th century. Since the adjacent…

  • Scene with a female tourist who is walking on the street of Iberic city and poses in a famous, most recognizable places with breathtaking view
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    Miradouro de Santa Luzia

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    From bougainvillea-clad Miradouro de Santa Luzia, your gaze drifts over a mosaic of rooftops and spires to the river below.

  • Museu do Aljube

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Both poignant and haunting, this new and highly important museum has turned the former Portuguese dictatorship's political prison of choice into a museum…

  • Panteão Nacional

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Perched high and mighty above Graça’s Campo de Santa Clara, the porcelain-white Panteão Nacional is a baroque beauty. Originally intended as a church, it…

  • Jardim da Cerca da Graça

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Closed for centuries, this 1.7-hectare green space opened again in 2015 and is Lisbon's second-biggest park, offering a lush transition between the…

  • Museu do Fado

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Fado (traditional Portuguese melancholic song) was born in Alfama. Immerse yourself in its bittersweet symphonies at Museu do Fado. This engaging museum…

  • Museu de Artes Decorativas

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Set in a petite 17th-century palace, this museum creaks under the weight of treasures including blingy French silverware, priceless Qing vases and Indo…

  • Diamond-shaped bossage, Casa dos Bicos, Lisbon, Portugal

    Fundação José Saramago – Casa dos Bicos

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    The pincushion facade of Casa dos Bicos, the eccentric 16th-century abode of Afonso de Albuquerque, former viceroy to India, grabs your attention with…

  • Museu do Teatro Romano

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    The ultramodern Museu do Teatro Romano, reopened in 2015 after a two-year renovation and further excavation, catapults you back to Emperor Augustus’ rule…

  • Igreja da Conceição Velha

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Completed in 1534 on orders from King Manuel I, Igreja da Conceição Velha is the second-oldest Manueline religious building in Lisbon. Its facade remains…

  • Gothic Cloister

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    History buffs shouldn’t miss the less-visited Gothic cloister inside Sé de Lisboa, which opens onto a deep pit full of archaeological excavations going…

  • Treasury

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    The treasury inside Sé de Lisboa showcases religious artwork.