Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Apartment with impressive views of the river Tejo and Alfama, with a small terrace. This bright and sunny 45 sq m apartment is the 3rd and last floor of a newly renovated listed building situated at the top of the historic Moorish district of Alfama. It can accommodate up to 4 people, 2 in a double room and another 2 with a sofa-bed in the living room; it has 1 bathroom, a fully equipped office kitchen with table and 4 chairs.
For large groups it is possible to accommodate up to 18 people renting the other apartments in the same building.
Ideally located right beside Saint George's Castle, the National Pantheon, Flea Market, Graça, the Cathedral and the atmospheric winding alleyways of Alfama, the home of Fado. The famous number 28 tram stop is only 50 metres away, providing transport to Bairro Alto, Baixa and the river, although these are within walking distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon Portela Airport 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region
With temperate all year round, the Costa de Lisboa, offers a rich and impressively integrated diversity. The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon has 2000 years of history. Alfama, the oldest quarter in Lisboa, survived the earthquake of 1755, and retains its original Moorish souk style layout. Alfama is bordered by the old quarters of Castelo and Mouraria, on the western and northern slopes of the hill crowned by São Jorge Castle.
Fado is played and sung all night beneath the traditional tiled roofs and cobbled narrow streets, but Lisbon is also brimming with festivals, shopping, nightlife, and history.
Neighbouring Sintra is a haven of lush greenery, manor-houses and century old farms, and home of Pena Palace, built on the ruins of a 16th century monastery and an atmospheric mix of Gothic, Manueline, and Romantic architectures.
The historic Moorish hillside neighbourhood of Alfama (from Arabic "Al-hamma", meaning fountains or baths) is the cultural and historic heart of Lisbon where both the people and the architecture have retained their charm and traditions throughout the tests of time. This labyrinth of picturesque cobbled streets and squares is the birthplace of Portugal's traditional Fado music, containing many historic attractions, Fado bars and restaurants, stretching from the São Jorge Castle down to the River Tejo.
Every June, the streets of Alfama and the neighbouring Graça, Castelo and Mouraria come alive with the feasts in honour of the popular saints.
The historic number 28 tram runs through Alfama, past the Santa Luzia mirador and the foot of the castle, as well as many other important touristic spots in Bairro Alto and Baixa.