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Alfama Cafe

Alfama is one of the oldest districts in Lisbon. It is a maze of narrow cobble stone streets and ancient houses and small cafes and stores. Alfama was orginally outside the city walls and was associated with poverty and squalor where only the poor and disadvantaged lived. As Lisbon grew, Alfama attracted the sailors who would discover new worlds as crew of the Portuguese explorers.