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How to Find the Best Hotels in Alfama, Lisbon with Venere

The Alfama district in Lisbon is a network of narrow, maze like streets, steep inclines leading to stunning views, dusky bars, colorful buildings with iron balconies laden with flowers. A stay in the most original district of Lisbon allows you to experience the true feeling of this amazing city. Venere has teamed up with some of the best hotels in Lisbon's old quarter, so you can choose the perfect accommodation for your stay here. All of the hotels in Alfama, Lisbon included on Venere have been viewed by previous guests and given a rating, so you can be confident to find the best room you can. We provide photos of rooms so you know what to expect. A detailed map is included on the hotel page, showing nearby tourist attractions. Whether you are looking for classy, luxury suites or low budget hotels, Venere can assist you in finding the perfect accommodation in this historic center of Lisbon.

What's Alfama Like?

Capping the Alfama district, is the famous Castelo de São Jorge which was the home to the royal family until the 16th century. Places to stay around St George's Castle, offer some of the best views of the city. On the slopes of Alfama, you will find other fantastic viewpoints (miradouros) and gorgeous 17th century churches. One of the most noticeable sites on the Alfama skyline is the church of Santa Engrácia, its chalky white dome rises above the colorful buildings. It contains the tombs of some of Portugal's most famous figures in history, including Vasco da Gama and Henry the Navigator. When evening arrives, the melancholic sounds of Fado singing floats from restaurants and taverns. This traditional music genre, based on songs of sorrow, longing and loss, fills the heart and soul of many locals. Finding a place to sleep in the old part of Lisbon, will allow you to soak up a sense of the city. The Feira da Ladra is a legendary market in the area which starts at the Arco de São Vicente, close to the famous tram 28 stop.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Alfama

There is a very strong sense of community among the older citizens in the Alfama district, a very strong pride of the area and the country. Although many old buildings have been renovated into unique and atmospheric hotels, the majority of buildings are homes. A great way to discover the heart and soul of the area is to put the guide books away and get lost in the streets. Wander around the narrow alleys and stop for a rest in a bar espresso and the ubiquitous pastel da natas. If walking up and down the cobbled streets is too tiresome, take a ride on the number 28 tram, this historic tram visits the best sites of the Area. Venere has an enormous selection of hotels in Alfama, take a look though our site for the ideal room to base your holiday to this historic area of Lisbon.