Colorful, charismatic and irresistible Lisbon provides a unique sensation of modern and at the same time old. In Alfam, you will experience Lisbon as it once was. The architecture of this oldest part of the city tells incredible stories, and the oldest bookstore in the world, created in 1732, testifies to its beauty. Known for its yellow tram, fado music, good nightlife, great shopping, amazing restaurants with seafood specialties, good wine, olives and very tasty treats such as traditional "pastel nata". What is characteristic of Lisbon are the famous Portuguese tiles that adorn most of the walking zones and squares. White is the color of warriors, while black was the favorite color of the patron saint of Lisbon, São Vicente.
Another very popular lookout point of Lisbon is Miradouro da Graca. A place known for gathering local people and is located in the neighborhood of Graca. Favorite also because of the charismatic cafe that offers seating, good service, great refreshments and fantastic views, and hidden among the pine trees. And from this place you can see the castle, a very good view of the city. A place where inspiration was born, where artists often stayed and painted landscapes that stretch from this lookout.
The 25th April Bridge is often on the list to see in Lisbon. Bridges are the ones that connect two ends, two cities, two places, and after all, bridges serve us to connect people. The famous 25th April Bridge is a bridge that is quite reminiscent of the red suspension bridge of the Golden Gate in San Francisco and the Oakland Bay Bridge also in San Francisco. Interestingly, the April 25th Bridge and Oakland bay were done by the same company. The architect who designed the bridge is Ray Boynton. These two bridges are sister bridges, since they are exactly the same in both design and color.
The Church of St. Roque was originally the church of the Jesuit people, and this was one of the first Jesuit churches in the world. It was built in the 16th century and served as such for almost 200 years, until the moment when the Jesuits were expelled from the country. After the earthquake of 1755, the church was taken over by the Holy House of Mercy in Lisbon to replace the church and the head office, which was partially damaged. Of all the buildings that were largely destroyed during the earthquake, the church of St. Roch was relatively preserved.