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Solar do Castelo is located in the Alfama neighborhood, Lisbon’s most historic quarter and one of the most rewarding for walkers and photographers. Alfama is a fascinating neighborhood where a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways snaking up the hill lead to enchanting little squares, magic viewpoints, quaint cafés, and historic sites like Castelo de São Jorge and Sé de Lisboa, the city’s oldest church. This is also the area where Fado, Portugal’s famous music tradition, has its historical roots. Alfama is just a 10-minute walk from the center of Lisbon, with its many restaurants and access to the metro, and Praça do Comercio riverfront square is just over half a mile away.

Nearest Airport

Humberto Delgado International Airport: 25 minutes by car, about 5 miles/8 km

Hotel Address

Rua das Cozinhas, 2 (ao Castelo), Lisbon

Portugal 1100-181

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