Alfama is Lisbon's oldest and most typical neighbourhood. Alfama's narrow streets go down the hillside from the castle to the river. It’s known for its Fado, a typical music of Portugal, but it’s also a great place to find small bars and restaurants of all kinds, modern or typical, casual or romantic. Most houses in Alfama are apartments in ancient buildings: some of these buildings are 200 years old! So it's quite common for appartments and studios in Alfama to be kind of small, but charming and authentic. Living in Alfama is the most typical experience possible for a student in Lisbon. The streets are just like the postcards of the city: narrow, steep and a little bit confusing. It's almost like living in a maze!
Old ladies and French expats
Sé (Lisbon's Cathedral)
All the hidden backstreets
Lisbon is a laid back city that likes to eat, drink and dance.
It has all the culture and events of a European capital, but it’s a city you can enjoy at a much slower pace. Make the most of the awesome weather at the beaches, chilling at riverside cafés or sunbathing in the city’s gardens.
From enjoying a few beers in the streets, to crazy Erasmus events in bars and clubs, there are parties to go to every night.
If you’re looking for a student apartment in Lisbon, Uniplaces has thousands of rooms to rent for you to choose from!