Sunday, September 13, 2009

Alfama

Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon, spreading on the slope between the Castle of Lisbon and the Tejo river. Its name comes from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning fountains or baths. It contains many important historical attractions, with many Fado bars and restaurants.

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. (Wikipedia)










5 comments:

Cristake said...

Faine instantanee, musiu. Cam inghesuite casele alea, unele intr-altele, io ma intreb cand le mai pune astia si izolatie termica exterioara daca nu cumva ramane strada lata cat barna lu' Nadia.

Klawz said...

n-auzi ca nu le pune, ca cica sta numa oameni fara posibilitati acolo? si daca i-ai fi vazut cum merg si cu masinile pe strazile alea si unii merg chiar cu tramvaiele!

Cristake said...

Auzi... tu ai vazut vreun gras in orasul Alfama, asta? Da' crezi ca Cristian Piedone ala Popescul, a fost vreodata p'acolo? Sau Ady Paunescu? Dar crezi ca eu as putea sa vaz ceva de m-as duce? Multam.

Viorel Crisan said...

Daca raman cat barnau' lu Nadia e suficient, zic eu.

Klawz said...

adica, ar trebui sa intelegem ca ai slabit mult?