Lisbon is a city that imbibes its river.

November 2, 2015

Continuing to hug the Tagus River, we follow the riverside zone in the direction of the historical neighbourhoods.

Before visiting the Castle, take out to listen to the city through the Fado songs that usher you to Alfama.

Here the house exude authenticity, with clothes hanging outside and residents looking out of the window in a truly poetic image.

Sitting atop one of the famous seven hills of the city is the St. George´s Castle, overlooking Lisbon from high above.

Built in the 7th century AD, it represents the origin of the city after D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal.

Strolling down the hill we discover Mouraria, a true melting pot where the air is filled with exotic aromas that takes us on a journey all around the world.

Mouraria is today a meeting place of different people and cultures, without ever losing its time-honoured popular traditions.

From Alfama, the ideal way to take in the neighbourhoods of castelo and Mouraria is to catch the tram. Route 28 will take you on a journey to the most important historical sites of the city, from the hilltop to the Baixa and Chiado.

But if you want to immerse yourself in the very core of Lisbon, let your feet do the wandering.

MUST-DO ROUTE
Alfama -> Castelo -> Martim Moniz -> Mouraria

TRAM 28
São Vicente de Fora Church -> Graça -> Graça Belvedere -> Senhora do Monte Belvedere

 

 

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