Destination guide

Travel to charming Alfama

Come and experience Alfama and its history, cathedral and monuments. Travellers appreciate the architecture in this romantic city. Castle of Sao Jorge and Lisbon Cathedral are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Alfama

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Alfama a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lisbon Oceanarium (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Portas do Sol Viewpoint (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Torel Garden (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Ascensor da Gloria (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Glória Lift (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Bela Vista Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Alfama

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Alfama is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cascais Beach (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Torel Garden (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Belvedere Sao Pedro de Alcantara (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Botanical Garden (1.2 mi / 2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Alfama

The nearest airport is in Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado), located 3.4 mi (5.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Cascais (CAT), which is 12.2 mi (19.7 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Lisbon Santa Apolonia Station or Lisbon Santa Apolonia Station and explore the city from there. Catch a ride on the metro at Santa Apolonia Station to easily navigate the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Alfama?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,058 holiday lettings around Alfama. From 1,870 flats & apartments to 142 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Alfama?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alfama:

  • Lisbon Old Town: 4,081 holiday homes
  • Pena: 2,886 holiday homes
  • Bairro Alto: 2,003 holiday homes
  • Socorro: 2,355 holiday homes
  • Chiado: 1,970 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alfama? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Alfama. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Feira da Ladra Flea Market: 6,645 holiday lettings
  • Graca Viewpoint: 6,686 holiday lettings
  • Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora: 6,654 holiday lettings
  • Senhora do Monte Viewpoint: 6,682 holiday lettings
  • Church of Santa Engracia (National Pantheon): 6,630 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Alfama listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Alfama?

Yes, of course. offers 1,870 Flats in Alfama. Our other popular types of Alfama holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 142 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 1,884 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alfama?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 27 holiday homes with pool available in Alfama. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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