Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Great apartment in the historic Alfama's neighborhood, on the 28 tram line,next to the S. Vicente de Fora's Church, near the Feira da Ladra flea market and in walking distance from the S.Jorge´s Castle.
Perfect for exploring the Lisbon historic city center!
And when you come back to the apartment, tired from your city walk, we offer you a nice terrace and all the amenities for up to four people in two bedrooms, one leaving room, one fully equipped kitchen and one bathroom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Oeiras 20 km|
|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's Airport 6.6 km, Nearest railway: Sta Apolonia 1 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|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
• Free WiFi - Dedicated DSL Broadband Connection
• Espresso Machine
• iPod/iPhone speakers
• LCD, HDMI input
• Fire blanket
• Smoke detector
|Further details outdoors|
• Private Terrace with Outdoor Furniture Set
The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region
Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.
There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon that visitors have access to a wide array of different experiences.
As we walk through Lisbon - whose history spans back thousands of years – we find streets filled with heritage monuments, and characteristic neighbourhoods where the city first developed and can still be experienced at its most genuine level.
Visit Lisbon of the River Tagus, whose riverfront is dedicated to leisure activities and links the monumental zone of Belém with the modern area of the Parque das Nações
Have fun in Lisbon, where nightlife continues till dawn.
Practise sport in Lisbon - with excellent golf courses and beaches close at hand.
Experience calmer moments in Lisbon in the city’s parks, gardens, belvederes, cafés and esplanades.
Or simply enjoy the pure pleasure of being in Lisbon, through its gastronomy, luxury hotels, spas and shopping centres
Lisbon. A personal experience.
Nearby in walking distance from the apartment
On the door step of the apartment is the Voz do Operário’s stop of the Electrico 28 (tram 28). This is the vintage yellow tram that plies various routes in Lisbon. It goes through all over the city centre, crossing many touristic attractions, while navigating along winding and very narrow streets to town up at sea level. The tram is a hop-on, hop-off service and there are more than 30 stops you can choose from.
•Igreja e Convento de São Vicente de Fora
On the other side of the street is the church and monastery of São Vicente de Fora, one of the most imposing and notable religious monuments in the city. It was built immediately after the city was recaptured from the Moors following a vow made by King Afonso Henriques to São Vicente during the siege of the Lisbon in 1147. This sixteenth century church and monastery with a Renais sance façade has in its cloisters a series of interesting Portuguese tile (azulejo) panels inspired by La Fontaine’s fables.
•Feira da Ladra
On Tuesdays and Saturdays, don’t miss one of the most popular and busy markets in the city, the Feira da Ladra, flea market, just a short stroll from the imposing church and monastery of São Vicente de Fora. Every imaginable object and curio – as well as genuine antiques – are on sale, and a visit to the flea market is a real walk through Lisbon culture.
Next to the Feira da Ladra’s premises is Portugal´s national pantheon located in the Igreja de Santa Engrácia, a baroque octagonal building.
•Miradouro da Graça (viewpoint)
This romantic terrace overlooking the city is a popular hangout for young groups thanks to its kiosk café and fantastic views that go from the castle down to the river.
Although it's known as Miradouro da Graça, the official name is Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, a poet who died in 2004 and who spent many of her days admiring Lisbon from this spot. One of her poems is seen on a wall facing her bust which stands looking out to the city.
Standing behind it is an 18th century church, Igreja da Graça.
•Miradouro da Sra do Monte (viewpoint)
This is one of the least visited but perhaps the most breathtaking viewpoint in Lisbon.
Together with that of the castle, this is the most complete view of the city, looking directly to the castle, the old town, and the modern districts away from the centre.
A small 18th century chapel and an image of the Virgin overlooks it all, and there are several seats usually taken over by young couples.
A tiled illustration of the view points out the monuments below.
•Castelo de São Jorge (castle)
The castle is a living memory of various events that marked the history of Portugal, having been in the hands of Romans, Suevians, Visigoths and Muslims.
It was rebuilt in the 1940s and has recently been renovated.
From the castle you can look down upon the city and visit the periscope on the Torre de Ulisses and the Centro de Interpretação da Cidade in the Sala Ogival.
The stones of Lisboa’s Sé Cathedral are a testament of the history of this city, since its days as an Arab port. Following the conquest of the city of Lisboa in 1147, D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal ordered the building of this cathedral, also known as Santa Maria Maior Church, on the ruins of a mosque.
Lisboa Cathedral is the city’s oldest and most venerated monument, a symbol of medieval religious architecture.
Unique Lisboa monument of Roman origins, it also features archaeological vestiges of Roman, Visigoth and Arab occupations. Within its thick walls you can admire the austere beauty of its main and lateral facades, its towers, naves, transept, chapel, walkways, Afonsine chapels, King D. Dinis cloisters and its various rooms such as the sacristy and the religious order’s house, the chapels of St. Bartholomew and St. Vincent. Don’t leave without first visiting the Treasure Museum of the Sé, comprising some noteworthy artefacts and the mother of pearl safe that stores the relics of St Vincent, the city’s patron saint.