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The Alfama District – A complete guide to Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood

Alfama, Lisbon Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood, and possibly, its most lived-in neighborhood. Situated on a hillside that faces south, Alfama extends from the Castelo de São Jorge on the hilltop down to the cruise terminal and the bank of the Tejo River. Alfama means “hot water,” or “springs” in Arabic, and had been a …

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Avenida da Liberdade | Everything you need to know

Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon Originally a park for Lisbon’s wealthy, today Avenida da Liberdade is one of the best walks in the city. It features mansions, theatres, embassies, great landscaping, high-end shopping, plenty of dining options, and highly-recommended hotels. It is in one of Lisbon’s flattest and most central neighborhoods. Here is everything you need …

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Praça da Figueira

Praça da Figueira, Fig Tree Square, is a historic public space and transportation hub in Lisbon’s central Baixa neighborhood.  It was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake.  The space was first occupied by the Hospital de Todos os Santos (All Saints Hospital)).  This large hospital was completely destroyed in the earthquake. A covered market existed in …

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