Alma de Alfama

Situated in the centre of Lisbon, and a protagonist in diverse historic moments in the evolution of the city, Alfama is one of the most charismatic neighbourhoods of Lisbon, and has preserved its unique cultural characteristics; resulting in a genuine experience for the visitor. Because of their roots, the Alfamistas represent the greatest testimony of the identity of the neighborhood, having the privilege of knowing the details of daily life – past and present, and of local history. It is with the intention of preserving these traditional values that I have collaborated with the Borough of Santa Maria Maior to comple this project – ‘The Soul of Alfama’. The exhibit highlights some of the most traditional inhabitants of Alfama on the walls of the roads, alleys and squares that characterise them.