House in Alfama

Lisbon Portugal

The Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon, spreading on the slope between the Castle of Lisbon and the  Tejo river. The district became inhabited by the fishermen and the poor, and its condition as the neighbourhood of the poor continues to this day. It has remained a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares and recently some old houses are being renovated and new restaurants opened. It is a lovely climb up to the castle and you have many wonderful views over the city and the river.

Some of the buildings (as pictured) are a little dilapidated, but it adds to the charm of the district. I can’t say the graffiti adds anything very much though


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