There’s no better way to understand a city than by wandering through the streets and alleys, while trying to catch all the little traits and quirks of its inhabitants.
Mouraria is one of the neighborhoods that is best understood when and while drifting through the streets, it’s not easy to explain by writing down all of its oddities, it’s a mix between the old and the new, the Portuguese and the foreign.
The origin of this neighborhood is linked to the conquering of Lisbon in the XII century, the Christian and Portuguese King D. Afonso Henriques decided to keep the Muslims congregated in here. With the passing of the centuries Mouraria has become a kind of melting pot in the center of Lisbon, however it’s also one of the places where Fado was born.
One of things I love the most about this neighborhood is it’s this conjugation between the most traditional that Lisbon has to offer and some of the most foreign things that exist in Portugal.
Bairro da Mouraria | Art & culture | Free
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