Alfama district

07Jun

Alfama is one of the oldest districts of Lisbon and was founded by the Arabs who gave it the name “Al-hama”, which means “source of warm waters, good waters”. Here Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together. Escaped to earthquake of 1755 by being situated in the highest hill of the city. The narrow and untidy streets, the stairways and alleys of Alfama, as well as its people give it its unique character. 🙂

 

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