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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Situated in the heart of Lisbon's most characteristic Old Quarter, just 100 metres from the renowned Fado Museum, this modern 1 bedroom apartment at Alfama is located on the 1st floor of a building totally refurbished in 2012. Tastefully decorated, the apartment can comfortably accommodate 4 guests.

• LCD TV, national and international cable channels, free wireless internet.

• Bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 double sofa bed in the living room. Dining table with 4 seats.

• Kitchen fully equipped with smoke extractor, hob and oven, cooking utensils, washing machine, hot water cylinder, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, nespresso coffee machine, hair dryer, iron and board.

COMPLIMENTARY PICK UP FROM LISBON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

Alfama is the oldest and most traditional of Lisbon's neighbourhoods. Its existence can be traced back to the period of Moorish domination from the 8th century onwards. Its name comes from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning fountains or baths and referring to the numerous water sources that used to exist and feed various fountains.

Spreading along the south east slope that descends from the mediaeval São Jorge Castle, meeting with the River Tejo and just 10 minutes walking from the apartment, we are able to find some of the most important touristy sites and monuments that Lisbon has to offer. These include Sé Patriarcal de Lisboa, Lisbon's Cathedral and oldest church dating back to 1147 and also seat of The Archdiocese, The Monastery of São Vicente de Fora which, is a 17th century, mannerist styled masterpiece, The National Pantheon, where some of Portugal's most important historical characters are buried or The National Museum of Fado. Other notable places of interest are The Casa dos Bicos, famous for its Gothic Architecture from the 16th century and Nobel Prize winner José de Sousa Saramago's Foundation Headquarters, Terreiro do Paço, the royal residence from the 16th century until the 18th or the flea market known as Feira da Ladra or 'Thieves' Market'.

Alfama is also one of the old neighbourhoods where Fado runs through the blood of its people. As the purest expression of the soul and the feelings of the Portuguese, Fado can and should be enjoyed in the many restaurants and bars everywhere or simply heard through an open window in a private house.

There are several ways to discover the secrets of Alfama. Walking calmly through its picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares or taking a ride on the famous number 28 tram are two of the most enjoyable. And the breathtaking views from Santa Luzia and Portas do Sol overlooking Lisbon and The Tejo River should not be missed.

Today, Alfama is a vibrant neighbourhood with its recovered architectural heritage that combines history with a cosmopolitan feel, offering a variety of restaurants, bars and craft shops that will delight those who visit us.

Welcome to Alfama.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cascais Coast 15 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lisbon International Airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Lisbon Central Station
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region

Alfama is the oldest and most traditional of Lisbon's neighbourhoods. Its existence can be traced back to the period of Moorish domination from the 8th century onwards. Its name comes from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning fountains or baths and referring to the numerous water sources that used to exist and feed various fountains.

Spreading along the south east slope that descends from the mediaeval São Jorge Castle, meeting with the River Tejo and just 10 minutes walking from the apartment, we are able to find some of the most important touristy sites and monuments that Lisbon has to offer. These include Sé Patriarcal de Lisboa, Lisbon's Cathedral and oldest church dating back to 1147 and also seat of The Archdiocese, The Monastery of São Vicente de Fora which, is a 17th century, mannerist styled masterpiece, The National Pantheon, where some of Portugal's most important historical characters are buried or The National Museum of Fado. Other notable places of interest are The Casa dos Bicos, famous for its Gothic Architecture from the 16th century and Nobel Prize winner José de Sousa Saramago's Foundation Headquarters, Terreiro do Paço, the royal residence from the 16th century until the 18th or the flea market known as Feira da Ladra or 'Thieves' Market'.

Alfama is also one of the old neighbourhoods where Fado runs through the blood of its people. As the purest expression of the soul and the feelings of the Portuguese, Fado can and should be enjoyed in the many restaurants and bars everywhere or simply heard through an open window in a private house.

There are several ways to discover the secrets of Alfama. Walking calmly through its picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares or taking a ride on the famous number 28 tram are two of the most enjoyable. And the breathtaking views from Santa Luzia and Portas do Sol overlooking Lisbon and The Tejo River should not be missed.

Today, Alfama is a vibrant neighbourhood with its recovered architectural heritage that combines history with a cosmopolitan feel, offering a variety of restaurants, bars and craft shops that will delight those who visit us.

Welcome to Alfama.

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18 Nov 2013

4/5

"With a Fado Sound"

For our first time in Lisbon we met Paulo, the owner, who met us at the airport and took us to the lovely 2-bedroom apartment on a winding cobblestone street in the Alfama district near the Fado Museu… More

12 Nov 2013

5/5

"Näher am Fado geht nicht"

Gemütliche kleine Wohnung im 1. Stock mitten in der Alfama (ca. 15 Fado-Restaurants im Umkreis von 100 m). Hier erlebt man authentisches portugiesisches Leben in der Altstadt. Wohnung top renoviert … More

6 Nov 2013

4/5

"Nice and comfortable flat"

We stayed for one week in September 2013 and used this flat for a city-trip and at the same time for just a couple of days off with several books. It's very nice and comfortable furnished and has a short distance to all interesting points in Lisbon. Seeing Lisbon and reading books on days with rain was perfect here. Paulo was a very service minded host. Thanks :-)

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