Guided Walking Tour in Alfama

walking tour alfama

Explore the historic neighborhood of Alfama in Lisbon, Portugal, on a captivating 2.5-hour walking tour. Wander through charming streets, visit landmarks like Casa dos Bicos-Museu de Lisboa, absorb the stories at the “History of Lisbon Mural” by Nuno Saraiva, and marvel at the city’s vistas from viewpoints like Miradouro de Santo Estevao and Miradouro de Santa Luzia. Immerse yourself in the rich history, art, and culture of Alfama as you stroll past the Lisbon Cathedral and culminate your journey at the Church of St. Anthony. Let the enchanting atmosphere and tales of this neighborhood come alive as you explore its hidden corners and iconic sites.

General information

Price / 29 USD

You can pay online




Monday to Friday

Starting time

10:30 / 15:30 hrs


2 hours 30 minutes

Included / excluded

Professional guide

2.5-hour guided walking tour

Gratuities (optional)

Food and drinks

Full description

Explore the vibrant and historic neighborhood of Alfama, nestled in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal. This 2.5-hour walking tour will take you on a captivating journey through Alfama’s charming streets, picturesque viewpoints, and significant landmarks. Immerse yourself in the rich history, captivating stories, and stunning architecture that make Alfama a true gem of Lisbon.

Our adventure begins at Casa dos Bicos-Museu de Lisboa, a unique building with a façade adorned in diamond-shaped stones. As we stroll along, be sure to take in the enchanting atmosphere of this neighborhood, where every corner seems to whisper tales of days gone by.

Our first stop is the delightful Chafariz D’El Rei, a historic fountain that has been quenching the thirst of locals and travelers for centuries. Here, you’ll feel a connection to the past as you envision the vibrant life that once centered around this vital water source.

Continuing along, we’ll arrive at the quaint Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, where the essence of Alfama’s daily life comes alive. The narrow streets, adorned with colorful tiles, lead us to Largo de Sao Rafael, a hidden square that feels like a secret garden.


Largo do Salvador invites us to pause and appreciate the peaceful surroundings. As we make our way to Igreja de Sao Miguel, a charming church with a story to tell, you’ll learn about the spiritual significance that this place holds for the community.

Our journey takes an artistic turn as we encounter the captivating “History of Lisbon Mural” by Nuno Saraiva. This street art masterpiece vividly portrays the city’s evolution over time, inviting us to reflect on the layers of history that shape Lisbon’s identity.

Prepare to be awestruck as we ascend to the Miradouro de Santo Estevao, a viewpoint that rewards us with a breathtaking panorama of Alfama’s rooftops and the shimmering Tejo River beyond. This is a perfect spot to catch your breath and soak in the splendor of Lisbon.

Our exploration continues to the iconic Miradouro das Portas do Sol, a viewpoint that lives up to its name – “Gates of the Sun.” From here, the city unfolds before us in all its grandeur, with the Lisbon Cathedral standing proudly in the distance.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia offers another angle of Alfama’s beauty, with its intricate tile panels and garden adorned with bougainvillaea. This place encapsulates the soul of the neighborhood, where history and art seamlessly intertwine.

As we make our way to the Lisbon Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest structures, you’ll hear stories of its significance and see the impressive architecture that has stood the test of time.

Our final destination is the Church of St. Anthony, where the patron saint of lovers and lost causes is honored. Here, you’ll learn about the life and legacy of St. Anthony and the indelible mark he left on Lisbon’s history.


Meeting point

Meet your guide at R. dos Bacalhoeiros 12A, look for the Blue Umbrellas and immerse yourself in the soul of our city.

Important information

This tour will take place rain or shine.