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 highlights

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 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.

Where to stay near Alfama?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,369 holiday rentals near Alfama. From 2,241 Condos/Apartments to 103 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alfama for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alfama:

  • Baixa: 2,656 holiday homes
  • Lisbon Old Town: 141 holiday homes
  • Fornos: 71 holiday homes
  • Laje: 49 holiday homes
  • Faúlha: 60 holiday homes

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Alfama?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,241 Condos/Apartments in Alfama. Our other popular types of Alfama holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 103 holiday houses
  • Villas: 3 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 2 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alfama?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 23 holiday homes with pool available in Alfama. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.