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Alfama is the one section of Lisbon that survived the 1755 Earthquake relatively unscathed.  Therefore this district did not go through the Marquis de Pombal's planning and redesign.  Its meandering maze of streets and alleyways remain distinct from the wide boulevards and open plazas of the rest of the city.

 

 
 
 

This district occupies the hill east of Baixa and features red tiled roofs and Moorish architecture reflecting its past occupants.  At the crown of this hill lies the Castel São Jorge, or Castle of St. George. 

This historic citadel was built by the Moors during their rule over Portugal, and features numerous walls, moats, and terraces looking out over the capital city and river.

Red tiled roofs of the Alfama Cathedral in the Alfama
Moorish archways in the castle walls Window to the Alfama
Castle battlements Trees line the open terraces above the palace walls
View out over the Alfama Massive walls of the Castel São Jorge
Shaded castle terraces look out over the city View of the Tagus River
Canons take aim toward the river Tile picture of the capital city view

The map below shows the Alfama are and the Castel São Jorge.

Alfama
Baixa
Bairro Alto
Castel São Jorge


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