The neighbourhood of Alfama started life as a Lisbon’s working man’s residential district, home to sailors, labourers, drunks and homeless. As the wealth of Lisbon overflowed, it gradually encapsulated neighbourhoods like Alfama, which has been transformed into a popular artisan area, popular with both tourists and locals.
A ride on the historic number 28 tram will take you from Alfama, through steep and narrow streets into the cultural hearts of Estrella and Graça. In more recent years, tourists have opted to navigate the streets by way of a tuk-tuk in order to save their legs from the merciless hills surrounding the neighbourhood.
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