Alfama restaurant

alfama restaurant

What are the best restaurants in Alfama?

If you want to try a traditional Portuguese restaurant, try A Casa do Bacalhau. If youre more in the mood for authentic Italian, theres Casanova, and if you are a meat lover, try Rui do Barrote. Read on for our recommendations for the best restaurants in Alfama and the eastern part of Lisbon.

What is Alfama in Lisbon?

Alfama is this peaceful area in Lisbon where you can watch the locals minding their little business, hanging their washed clothes to dry in the balconies, or hear their casual conversations about the daily life. Alfama is where generations of families have lived for years. It is one of the most authentic neighborhoods in Lisbon.

What to do in Al Alfama?

Alfama - lots to see and do. Visit the S Jorge Castle, the lookout over the area, the massive outdoor market, the restaurants, experience the Fado music, the churches, ride a tram, sample some port or ginginha and so it goes on.

Where is Alfama’s Best Pizza?

Primo Basilico is the Alfama’s thriving pizza eatery where dozens of pies are brought out every few minuets for over the counter ordering. It’s unfathomable cheap, and equally as delicious.

What to do in Alfama in Lisbon?

Whether you’re in the mood to linger over local cuisine to a backdrop of fado music or need a quick bite, here are the best restaurants in this popular area of Lisbon. Between visiting São Jorge Castle and experiencing some of the best views in town, a stroll through the streets of hilly Alfama is a recipe for whetting your appetite.

What makes Santo Antonio de Alfama the best restaurant in Lisbon?

Set in a pretty courtyard framed with twisting vines and fairy lights, Santo Antonio de Alfama (Beco São Miguel 7) adds a dash of cosiness to the city’s restaurant scene.

What to see and do in Alfama?

Castelo de São Jorge is definitely one of the best things you can see and do in Alfama – and in all of Lisbon! You can either buy your ticket directly at the ticket office or book your ticket online with a guided tour.

What is Alfama in Lisbon famous for?

Alfama is considered the old historical quarter of Lisbon. More than 2000 years of history is behind this area of the city. From the Romans, to the Moorish, and later with the independence of Portugal in 1143. There’s a lot to do in Alfama.

How did Alfama become a Moorish city?

It was settled as far back as the Iron Age, and later occupied by the Romans, Visigoths and other Germanic tribes, before becoming the heart of Moorish Lisbon. With the conquest of the city by Portugal’s first king in 1147, the Moors were either killed in the siege or segregated in Mouraria, and Alfama became home to the upper classes.

What happened to Alfama?

Centuries passed by, and the population increased and settled around the Alfama area, including the Jewish communities (you can still see the old Jewish Quarter, see below on 7). Later, in 1755, a devastating earthquake of estimated intensity between 8.1 and 9.1, destroyed the city, and Alfama was not an exception.

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