"If Alfama would be demolished even the pickaxes would weep", wrote historian and writer Norberto de Araújo.
The Soul of Alfama will take you on a journey through a neighbourhood that has been the home to Romans, Moors, Jewish and Christian communities.
Visiting Alfama is stepping into an ancient village within the city, wherever you turn is a postcard with vivid colours, arches, tile panels, street art, fountains, eclectic balconies, tiny streets with potted plants, clotheslines, and stunning river views.
Founded in the time of the Romans or perhaps even earlier and then given shape by the Moors, this district, as you’ll see, is a unique location in the heart of one of the oldest capitals in Europe.
During this journey you’ll hear about its history, stories, people and the Portuguese soul music, Fado. Step into Alfama's Soul, and discover one of the oldest and most interesting stories Lisbon has to tell.