04/10/2008

#278 - Alfama XXX




During the times of Moorish domination, Alfama constituted the whole of the city, which later spread to the West (Baixa neighbourhood). Alfama became inhabited by the fishermen and the poor, and its condition as the neighbourhood of the poor continues to this day. The great 1755 Lisbon Earthquake did not destroy the Alfama, which has remained a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares. Lately the neighbourhood has been invigorated with the renovation of the old houses and new restaurants where Fado - Portuguese typical melancholy music - can be enjoyed.
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3 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

What a great series this has been. Great photos and great information. I am glad the old town is being renovated. So much history. MB

George Townboy said...

Beautiful. I think that building needs a little renovation, and maybe even a little landscaping on the roof, lol.

Kris said...

I like the contrast of renovated and unrenovated.