Alfama

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With the castle looming over it to the north, Alfama is built on the southern slope of a hill that goes down towards the Tagus. It is Lisbon's most well-known and oldest area (it emerged relatively unscathed by the 1755 earthquake), and one of the emblems of the city. With its maze of medieval streets and alleyways, courtyards and cul-de-sacs, intersected by steps and arches, it forms a poetic jumble, where everyday life spills out into the streets.

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Rua Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1200 Lisboa

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Aqueduct of Águas Livres
Aqueduct of Águas Livres
The Águas Livres (Free Water) Aqueduct,
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Rua da Judiaria
Rua da Judiaria
In this street, named after the Jewish
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Largo de São Rafael
Largo de São Rafael
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São Miguel church
São Miguel church
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Rua de São Pedro and Rua dos Remédios
Rua de São Pedro and Rua dos Remédios
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Rua Norberto de Araújo
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Aqueduct of Águas Livres
Aqueduct of Águas Livres
The Águas Livres (Free Water) Aqueduct,
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Rua da Judiaria
Rua da Judiaria
In this street, named after the Jewish
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Largo de São Rafael
Largo de São Rafael
This small square is surrounded by 17C
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