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Explore Chiado's unique boutiques and galleries

The steep streets of Alfama, one of Lisbon’s oldest areas, are lined with shops selling traditional crafts and cafes. Passengers pack the historic no. 28 tram, which winds through Alfama on its way up to 11th-century São Jorge Castle. Views from Miradouro da Graça terrace stretch over the city to the River Tagus. In the evening, melancholy Fado music can be heard in some of the area's long-running restaurants.

Get lost in Alfama and take in the view from Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Shows start at 11pm. Skip the dinner which may or may not impress you, order a bottle wine and open up to the music. Today fado is commonly regarded as simply a form of song which can be about anything, but must follow a certain traditional structure. In popular belief, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia.

Fall in love with fado at Mesa de Frades



Lunch at top-chef Henrique Sá Pessoa's stand in Mercado da Ribeira
Enjoy dinner at Ultimo Porto