Top Choice Castle in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Castelo de São Jorge

Towering dramatically above Lisbon, the mid-11th-century hilltop fortifications of Castelo de São Jorge sneak into almost every snapshot. Roam its snaking ramparts and pine-shaded courtyards for superlative views ov…
Top Choice Area in 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 it too is gentrified. Linger in a backstreet cafe along the …
Top Choice Tram in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Tram 28E

Don't leave the city without riding popular tram 28E from Largo Martim Moniz. This rickety, screechy, gloriously old-fashioned ride from Praça Martim Moniz to Campo de Ourique provides 45 minutes of mood-lifting vie…
Viewpoint in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Miradouro da 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 sitting plump on the hillside, the river and the Ponte 25 de …
Viewpoint in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Largo das Portas do Sol

This original Moorish gateway affords stunning angles over Alfama’s jumble of red rooftops and pastel-coloured houses, underscored by the true blue Rio Tejo.
Viewpoint in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Miradouro do Castelo de São Jorge

One of Lisbon's privileged views is on offer from this outstanding lookout point on the grounds of the Castelo de São Jorge.
Landmark in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Entrance to Castelo de São Jorge

The entrance to Castelo de São Jorge.
Church in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora

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 church took the brunt of the 1755 earthquake (the church's dome…
Cathedral in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Sé de Lisboa

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. It was sensitively restored in the 1930s. Despite the masses o…
Museum in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Museu do Aljube

Both poignant and haunting, this new and highly important museum has turned the former Portuguese dictatorship's political prison of choice into a museum of truth and consequence, memorial and remembrance – it's a m…