Top things to do in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

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

Alfama

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 Club in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Lux-Frágil

Lisbon’s ice-cool, must-see club, glammy Lux hosts big-name DJs spinning electro and house. It was started by late Lisbon nightlife impresario Marcel Reis and is part-owned by John Malkovich. Grab a spot on the terr…
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…
Top Choice Bar in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Memmo Alfama

Wow, what a view! Alfama unfolds like origami from the stylishly decked roof terrace of the Memmo Alfama hotel. It's a perfect sundowner place, with dreamy vistas over the rooftops, spires and down to the Rio Tejo (…
Top Choice Portuguese in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Ti-Natércia

A legend in the making, 'Aunt' Natércia and her downright delicious Portuguese home cooking is a tough ticket: there are but a mere six tables and they fill up fast. She'll talk your ear off (and doesn't mince words…
Top Choice Portuguese in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

O Zé da Mouraria

Don’t be fooled by the saloon-like doors, there’s a typical Portuguese tasca (tavern) inside: homey local cuisine, blue-and-white-tiled walls, chequered tablecloths – and it's one of Lisbon's best. The house-baked c…
Top Choice Homewares in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Cortiço & Netos

A wonder wall of fabulous azulejos greets you as you enter this very special space. It's the vision of brothers Pedro, João, Ricardo and Tiago Cortiço, whose grandfather dedicated more than 30 years to gathering, st…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Wine Bar do Castelo

Located near the entrance to the Castelo de São Jorge, this laid-back wine bar serves more than 150 Portuguese wines by the glass (€4 to €30), along with gourmet smoked meats, cheeses, olives and other tasty accompa…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

A Arte da Terra

In the stables of a centuries-old bishop's palace, A Arte da Terra brims with authentic Portuguese crafts including Castello Branco embroideries, nativity figurines, hand-painted azulejos, fado CDs and quality cork …