Alfama is the oldest district in Lisbon, dating back to more than 1000 years ago, when the Moors occupied the Iberic Peninsula. Due to the fact this district wasn’t affected by the great earthquake in 1775, it maintains its original architecture, the narrow streets and the small squares. This district was inhabited mostly by fishermen and poor people, a feature easily noticeable even at present, as Alfama is considered to be the neighborhood of the poor. An important attraction in Alfama consists of the traditional restaurants which delight their guests with traditional Portuguese music.

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