The first Lisbon neighborhood we present is Alfama, the oldest one is Lisbon, located near the Castle. Its name comes from the Arab al-hamma (الحمّة), which means fountains or baths. From the beginning existed here natural water springs which were piped to fountains, and that gave Alfama its name.
Alfama is one of Lisbon’s most visited areas, and is most known for its typical Portuguese restaurants, and Fado Houses. Also, in June Lisbon celebrates the “Santos Populares“, one week celebrating Santo António (Lisbon’s Saint), with lots of eating, drinking, singing and dancing in the streets, and Alfama is one of the Top Spots of this fests.
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