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If Lisbon is the storybook’s setting, then Alfama is an unlikely heroine. She is old and rundown. Her beauty is fast fading through flaking paintwork and cracked wall tiles. She is a little bit sad and downcast, but somehow still strangely magnetic. The reason? Easy. Alfama’s got what even award-winning architects and town planners can’t muster, that’s personality.