- Mouraria is an ancient area in the heart of Lisbon where fado was born. Amália Rodrigues was born nearby and Mariza started her career in Mouraria. Together with Alfama, the area is a muddle of very narrow streets and small squares, which gives the visitor a glimpse of a forgotten age.
People are warm and friendly. On the negative side, the area is strongly hit by the financial crisis, unemployment rate is above average. There is a thin line between pitouresque and poverty.