What to do in Alfama

Snap a biological burger into a fifteenth-century saloon and let yourself be submerged in surreal poetry. The best of Alfama is still a mystery to many locals and this is the list to start.


A casa do Bacalhau

Even the greatest cod lover can be indecisive in this house with history, installed in the old stables of the Palace of the Duke of Lafões. The menu is a tribute to cod, with more than 30 ways to prove it.
Address: Rua do Grilo 63, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 / 19:30-23:00; Sun 12:00-15:00
Transportation: Bus 718
Price: Up to 30€

A Bica do Sapato

Opened in 1999, it is one of the best known classic restaurants in Lisbon and the truth is that Bica do Sapato, on the banks of the River Tagus, remains a safe place to taste Portuguese traditional cuisine. On the menu both there are snacks for a happy late afternoon like dishes with an author’s touch. On Sundays there is a very complete brunch menu.
Address: Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Armazém B, Cais da Pedra, Santa Apolónia- Lisboa
Opening Hours: Mon 17:00-00:00, Tue-Sat 12:00-00:00, Sun 12:30-16.00
Transportation: Metro Santa Apolónia
Price: Up to 40€



It is able to be the busiest pizzeria in town and is open until 01:30H, so it is often chosen by owls that follow for Lux, the most famous club in the country, right there next door.
Address: Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Cais da Pedra, Armazém B- Loja 7, Lisboa
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12:30-01:30
Transportation: Metro Santa Apolónia
Price: Up to 20€


Every day there is anything that changes, from cuts of meat to fish. On the other side of The Lisboans aparthotel, where the restaurant is located, there is the Prado grocery store, which sells bulk products, jams and black pork sausages.
Address: Travessa das Pedras Negras 2, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12:00-00:00, Sun 12:00-18:00
Price: Up to 40€


The Food Temple

A temple of vegetarianism that always has soup, dishes to share, a main course and homemade desserts. When the weather is good, there is an outdoor terrace on the uncertain floor of the streets of Mouraria, in addition to the communal table inside the restaurant. It’s all part of the experience.
Address: Beco do Jasmim 18, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 19:30-00:00
Transportation: Metro Martim Moniz
Price: Up to 10€

Os Gazeteiros

In the kitchen of Os Gazeteiros there is concern with the products (fruits and vegetables are organic), with the presentation of the dishes (always beautiful and artistic) and with the aromas and flavors, of course. Mix Mediterranean and Oriental influences in the dishes that may include gilt as well as peas and eggs. The dishes ask for wines to the height: here they are all natural.
Address: Rua das Escolas Gerais 114/116, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Wed-Sat 12:00-15:00; 18:00-00:00
Price: Between 20€ and 30€



One of the most interesting restaurants in the neighborhood, it was born from an old butchery and crosses the peas with eggs with the carpaccios or the noble foie gras. Let yourself be enchanted.
Address: Rua do Vigário 70 B, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 20:00-02:00
Transportation: BUS 728, 735, 759, 794
Price: Up to 40€

Vamos ao Algarve - Gourmet Bar & Shop

At the first door you enter a tavern where you drink fruit and liqueurs and eat snacks. There is still the carob and orange pie, secret recipe.
Address: Rua do Terreiro do Trigo 86, Lisbon
Price: 20€


Gelato Davvero

Davvero spaces multiply throughout the city as our desire to taste frozen balls in glasses or cones.
Address: Rua do Cais de Santarém 36, Lisbon
Opening hours: Every day 11:30-21:30

Faz Figura

Faz Figura has the most romantic views of the city. Opened since 1974 is what you can call a classic.
Address: Rua do Paraíso 15B, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon 19:30-00:00, Tue-Sun 12:30-15:00, 19:30-00:00
Price: 40-60€


Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts

From the floor and skirting boards to the ceiling: everything is a work of art in the Azurara Palace. Here is the Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts that besides the incredible tiles, has furniture, carpets, goldsmiths, utensils or drawings that tell the story of a beauty to the detail, from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century.
Address: Largo das Portas do Sol 2, Lisbon

Casa da Liberdade - Mário Cesariny

It is in Alfama that we find from 2013 the property given by one of the figures of surrealism, Mário Cesariny. Different nuclei can be saw in the house, such as the National and International Surrealism, the Portuguese Avant-gardes and Neovanguardes of the 20th Century, the Modern and Contemporary African Art of Lusophone countries and the National and International Emerging Art.
Address: Rua das Escolas Gerais 13, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 14:00-20:00


Fado Museum

A heritage of humanity that won its own house in the year 1998, when the Fado Museum opened doors in the heart of Alfama. Get to know the collections provided by hundreds of interpreters, authors, musicians, composers, instrument builders, researchers and simple amateurs who here converge with a little of their history.
Address: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Transportation: Metro Santa Apolónia. Bus 728, 735, 759, 794

Santa Luzia Viewpoint

One of the most emblematic places to enjoy the view on the south side of Castelo de S. Jorge to the Tagus River.


Portas do Sol Viewpoint

After the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, one of the places to enjoy the sunset in good company.

Flea Market

Local market that takes place every Tuesday and Saturday, where you can find everything from antiques to the IKEA chair.
Address: Campo de Santa Clara


National Pantheon

The National Pantheon – or Church of Santa Engrácia – is an impressive Baroque monument, which houses the tombs of the country’s most notable citizens.
Address: Campo de Santa Clara

Church of São Vicente de Fora

The Church and the Convent of São Vicente de Fora are two of the greatest religious monuments in the city. Go up the imposing staircase and discover the church, lined with stonework and decorated with marble, where the chapels of the Santíssimo and Nossa Senhora do Pilar stand out for the antiquity and excellent works of adornment. The main chapel also has a baroque altar ordered by D. João V and the organ of St. Vincent, one of the best in Lisbon. The Portaria Room, at the entrance of the convent, is also a recommended visit.


Sé de Lisboa (Lisbon Cathedral)

Dedicated to the Mother of God, the Sé de Lisboa is one of the city’s ex-libris and one of the most significant monuments in the country, due to its historical, religious and artistic value. Its construction began in 1147, when the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, reconquered the city to the Moors and was built on a Muslim mosque – which in turn, as the archaeological excavations confirmed, had been built on a previous Visigothic Christian temple.

Castle of S. Jorge

Due to its exceptional location, S. Jorge Castle stands out from the set of Lisbon viewpoints for its unique and majestic views. Opt for a guided tour, so you can discover all the precious historical memories are stored in the Castle of São Jorge. We highlight the Torre do Tombo where, in the darkroom, we discover Lisbon from a new perspective! It is through a periscope that we can observe the city, in real time and with a 360º angle. It is an exceptional experience that makes us rediscover Lisbon.