Alfama, Lisbon

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One of my favourite areas in Lisbon was the Alfama. It’s one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city and located on a steep heel. You get there by taking the famous Tram 28, which takes you through various districts. When you arrive in the Alfama, it’s like you’ve reached another world. It has such a distinct southern village feel with narrow lanes, hole-in-the-wall type of shops, locals sipping their drinks at a terrace, laundry hanging from the windows… It’s so atmospheric and picturesque. You’ve got to imagine all of these photos with distant fado music in the background, which you can hear from people’s open windows. 

Take me back! 

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