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ALFAMA THROUGH A CINEMA LENS

1 reviewLisboa, Portugal

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Experience hosted by João

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Lisbon is cinematic in a very natural spontaneous way and Alfama quarter is a classic feature of a certain intimate and humble portuguese flavour. Fado and typical small village plots and romances where the core of that national feeling, a constant backdrop in vintage films like “A Canção de Lisboa" or “Rosa de Alfama”
But there are many films beyond those films and many Lisbons beyond that Lisbon. New cinematic languages and sensitivities rendered Lisbon’s identity more dense and interesting and big names, like Wim Wenders, Alain Tanner and Ennio Morricone tryed to get a glimpse of the city’s uniqueness themselves. My cinema carreer was also devoted to this mistery called Alfama
We will visit some key places to understand that intangible, fleeting and amazing Alfama feeling and the films that tried to seized it. We will meet at Miradouro da Graça and move on to Charcutaria Fama de Alfama for a welcome drink and pasteis. After we'll walk through must see points like Santo Estevão Church and Largo de São Miguel.
We will arrive at Fama de Alfama Restaurant and relive our walk through a film session so we can talk and learn from each over a nice and abundant wine and food tasting
Lisbon is cinematic in a very natural spontaneous way and Alfama quarter is a classic feature of a certain intimate and humble portuguese flavour. Fado and typical small village plots and romances where the core of that national feeling, a constant backdrop in vintage films like “A Canção de Lisboa" or “Rosa de Alfama”
But there are many films beyond those films and many Lisbons beyond that Lisbon. New cinematic languages and sensitivities r…

What's included

  • Food
    Portuguese food and typical snacks like codfish friters, grilled chouriço,...
  • Drinks
    Wine tasting
From £37
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, João

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I've studied cinema all my life and made Alfama my artistic lab. I made films about various characters in the city and used picturesque Alfama, the oldest quarter in Lisbon and my favorite dramatic setting. Films like "Estórias" and most famously "The Eve of St. Anthony", set in the wildest evening of Alfama, the popular saints festival.

I also founded a neighborhood cinema club that is now a world alternative film festival. I want to show you a new Lisbon experience. See it in depth, filtered by the lens of cinema, the lens of artist, cinephile and passionate Lisboner.
I've studied cinema all my life and made Alfama my artistic lab. I made films about various characters in the city and used picturesque Alfama, the oldest quarter in Lisbon and my favorite dramatic setting. Films like "Estórias" and most famously "The Eve of St. Anthony", set in the wildest evening of Alfama, the popular saints festival.

I also founded a neighborhood cinema club that is now a world alternative film festival. I want to show you a new Lisbon experience. See it in depth,…
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Where you'll be

We will visit several places that are portrayed throughout portuguese and world film history.
Places like wonderful view points like Miradouro da Graça, Santo Estevão Church and Largo de São Miguel.

1 review

Pedro
April 2019
I haven't see such originality in any experience. It touched on the way i see things, and as all of us tourists can still find a personal view, and definetly changed the way i record/remember Lisbon. João didn't act like a know it all teacher. He realy made us participate, posing questions and finding possible answers together. And somehow i feel i could take the experience again (i'll probably will) and feel and learn completely new stuff. Sincere thank you João!
I haven't see such originality in any experience. It touched on the way i see things, and as all of us tourists can still find a personal view, and definetly changed the way i re…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Minimum of 3 people per tour

What to bring

WATER, CONFORTABLE SHOES AND CAMERA