The old district of Alfama

The Alfama  is the oldest district of Lisbon, spreading on the slope between the São Jorge Castle and the Tejo river. Its name is believed to come from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning “hot fountains” or “baths”. During the times of Moorish domination, Alfama constituted the whole of the city, which later spread to the West (BaixaContinue reading “The old district of Alfama”

Lisbon colours and corners

Lisbon is alive with colour, blink and you miss it details and delights around every corner. It’s also famous for its cute little trams that whizz up and down the steep cobbled streets. Two not to miss are number 28 that takes you winding through the old Alfama district and over blood curdling hills. TheContinue reading “Lisbon colours and corners”