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Alfama Free Walking Tour

  • Lisbon
  • Available in: English, Spanish, French

About the guru Discover Lisbon

We are a Tour Agency Operator based in Lisbon, Portugal, focused on providing Free Walking Tours highly rated on TripAdvisor. Our simple purpose is to offer you the best tours in this gorgeous city. We believe there is no better way for you to visit our colorful city than to walk through its characteristic neighborhoods with our expert local guides. They will reveal every... More »

We are a Tour Agency Operator based in Lisbon, Portugal, focused on providing Free Walking Tours highly rated on TripAdvisor. Our simple purpose is to offer you the best tours in this gorgeous city. We believe there is no better way for you to visit our colorful city than to walk through its characteristic neighborhoods with our expert local guides. They will reveal every secret of the city while enjoying its breathtaking viewpoints, unique architectural style, and traditional food. Besides, you will be able to make new friends from all around the world! All the tours start from Rossio Square, also known as Praça Dom Pedro IV. With yellow t-shirts and yellow umbrellas, we will be waiting for you from 9:30am to 11am in the morning and from 2:30pm to 3:15pm during the afternoon. English, French, and Spanish are the languages we provide our tours. Every day of the week during each month of the year our yellow umbrellas will be shining under the beautiful blue sky of Lisbon. Our official guides will tell you everything about the history, curiosities, legends, tales and, of course, the famous monuments of Lisbon in four different neighborhoods. During these beautiful and fulfilling Free Walking Tours, you will see the most breathtaking viewpoints of Lisbon, definitely a must-see as advised in various tourism insight books, such as Lonely Planet or Michelin. Check out all of Free Walking Tours below: - Free Guided Tours in English to Alfama, Mouraria and Bairro Alto & Chiado - Free Guided Tours in Spanish to Alfama and Bairro Alto & Chiado - Free Guided Tours in French to Alfama Come enjoy, explore and Discover Lisbon with us!

About the tour

Discover the charming of the ‘village within a city’ that belongs to the true Portuguese people!

Alfama is not only one of the oldest and most picturesque districts in Lisbon, but also was one of the only neighborhoods which were not destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. And so, the city still has kept its quaint familiar charm. In fact, the moniker of this neighborhood comes from the Arabic ‘Al-hamma’ meaning ‘hot fountains’ or ‘baths’.

Decorated with beautiful ‘azulejos’, the steep winding alleys of this neighborhood give way to breath-taking views of a sea of terracotta roofs and the Tagus River. The aromas of traditional Portuguese cuisine, the echoes of Fado tunes, and the elderly Portuguese locals chattering, all make this neighborhood one of the most authentic in Lisbon!

The tour begins in Rossio and goes through some key areas before heading into the heart of Alfama, where you will also make a stop at the Miradouro Portas do Sol, before ending the tour at the Cathedral.

This tour is available in English, French, and Spanish.

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How to find me: We are at Rossio Square, with yellow shirts and umbrellas and near the statue
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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Pierre

2 months ago

The visitor man is very sympathic and explain correctly main part of the district.

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Jesús Serrano

3 months ago

Hice el tour con Diana, es espectacular una ruta fantástica, unas explicaciones maravillosas y super simpática. También dió recomendaciones sobre que hacer, donde comer y que probar.

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JULIO ALBERTO PEREZ ROSALES

1 years ago

La pasión del guía en lo que contaba. Muy recome dable

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Response from Discover Lisbon:

Muchas gracias por su comentario! Nada nos alegra más que se haya quedado satisfecho! Estamos encantados de oír que fue una buena experiencia explorar Lisboa con nuestro guía. Esperamos verle en Lisboa otra vez y ayudarlo de nuevo a descubrir esta ciudad tan maravillosa. :)
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Pedro Luis

1 years ago

Fantástico tour y muy recomendable. Muy profesional.

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Response from Discover Lisbon:

Muchas gracias por su comentario! Nada nos alegra más que se haya quedado satisfecho! Estamos encantados de oír que fue una buena experiencia explorar Lisboa con nuestro guía. Esperamos verle en Lisboa otra vez y ayudarlo de nuevo a descubrir esta ciudad tan maravillosa. :)
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Micaela

2 years ago

Todo estuvo excelente! Más allá del calor, la experiencia de recorrer la ciudad fue genial!

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Response from Discover Lisbon:

Muchas gracias por su comentario! Nada nos alegra más que se haya quedado satisfecho! Estamos encantados de oír que fue una buena experiencia explorar Lisboa con nuestro guía. Esperamos verle en Lisboa otra vez y ayudarlo de nuevo a descubrir esta ciudad tan maravillosa. :)
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Ilan

2 years ago

I really liked this tour through the typical Lisbon area called Alfama. The guide was very good and was very enthusiastic about the area. I loved the narrow streets and the history connected to Alfama. There were some nice surprises in the tour like the stop for ginjinha. I would definitely recommend this tour!

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Response from Discover Lisbon:

Thank you for your feedback! Nothing makes us happier than a satisfied discoverer! We are happy to hear that our tour guide introduced you to Lisbon in the best way possible. We hope to see you again and help you discover Lisbon even more :)
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