LISBON: The Alfama District.

The Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest quarter. Spread over the southeastern slope of the hill crowned by Castelo de São Jorge, the picturesque neighborhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways, and steep flights of steps. Its kasbah-like layout is deliberate – this is the city’s ancient Arab district, and although there are no Moorish houses still standing, the tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces are full of atmosphere and great fun to


Let’s take a little look…..


LISBON: Steps in Alfama District

LISBON: Steps in Alfama District 1 ©HelenBushe


LISBON: Steps in Alfama District

LISBON: Steps in Alfama District 2 ©HelenBushe


Phew! It’s been hot work climbing all these steps in the afternoon sun.

Why don’t you go for a drink or an ice-cream  one of the many pavement cafés while I post this to Dutch Goes the Photo: Steps.

I’ll join you in a few minutes.



Untraveled Routes · 30 June 2017 at 14:42

I want to photograph those streets too, so interesting 🙂

elleturner4 · 30 June 2017 at 06:38

Great photos- really love the first one.

    HMB · 30 June 2017 at 07:51

    Thanks Liz. It’s a fabulous city. Have you ever visited?

Amy · 29 June 2017 at 16:32

Thank you for your beautiful travel series, Helen!
Love the first image. Lots of steeps!

    HMB · 29 June 2017 at 16:40

    I’m glad you like it., Amy.

Arkenaten · 29 June 2017 at 14:19

Beautiful. Would love to explore Lisbon one day.

    HMB · 29 June 2017 at 15:54

    I hope you get there someday. I’m sure you will.

Laurie Graves · 29 June 2017 at 13:34

Yes, wonderful street shots. So colorful!

    HMB · 29 June 2017 at 16:21

    Thanks Laurie

hbs1991 · 29 June 2017 at 01:01

First came the steps, then came the cafe’s and shops selling cool or warm things to eat and drink, it is a great business strategy don’t you think? I am sure you can testify to this strategy from personal experience! LOL 🙂

    HMB · 29 June 2017 at 07:32

    Ah yes, indeed. And I like to think I’m doing my bit to boost the local economy

jansenphoto · 28 June 2017 at 20:55

Those are some wonderful streets!

    HMB · 28 June 2017 at 20:57

    Thanks Frank. We’re just back from Lisbon. It’s a wonderful city.

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