Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Couldn't be more central...this beautiful apartment decorated with some antiques from my grand mother, recently restaured, mixed with some modern pieces, it gives you a familiar environment and you will feel at home! Right in the heart of Lisbon (downtown), is located in the fabulous neighborhood Bairro de Santa Catarina, between Bairro Alto and Baixa/(website hidden) is also 50 meters from Bica elevator and the viewpoint of ancient Lisbon.
Bairro Alto is just right here but the flat is in a very quiet street and Principe Real is also close, 5 min walking by Rua do Século,till the end!
Around the apartment you will find lots of little shops, supermarket and restaurants, wine shops and the fabulous "Pasteis de Nata" a small typical cake that we call "NATA" ...try it and you will discover a wonderful taste, crunchy and sweet. Have a coffee (Bica) and a Nata and you have the best mix!
About 100 meters you are at Praça de Camões and... there you are!!!! CHIADO is right here!
This apartment is a ground floor, so you don't need to worry about luggage...anyway, I'm always waiting for you to help! Also, you don't need to go up and down...it is straight to any directions you want to go!
With 2 bedrooms, one double and one single room, living-room with a bed sofa for 2, it is fully equipped! Even a strong hairdryer you will find in a little draw of your room!
In a quiet street, as I said, but surrounded by local shops and supermarket, you can reach in two-minuts Bairro Alto, Baixa/Chiado and Avenida da Liberdade where you find the fashion shops.
Available cable TV with programs in several languages,, electric oil heaters, high speed WI-FI (wireless), complet kitchen with all the utensils you need, linen and towels.
The apartment is always cleaned and all towels and sheets are changed before your arrival! So everything is fresh and clean for your charming stay!
At the kitchen you can find a washing-machine, coffee machine, water heater, mixer, toaster, microwave, and all the products that you need for your laundry and cleaning. Just check the draws and closets and you have everything.
Normally you will find water in the fridge and in Summer Time, some fresh fruit that we leave for you at the table, just boughted in a wonderful little fruit shop at the corner that you will discover! During winter time, some Cappuccino's that we leave there will warm you up!
Very zen environment that makes you feel good energies in it!
Ready to start to enjoy your vacation in this mystical city....Lisbon!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Oeiras & Estoril 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Santa Apolónia 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region
Lisbon is a cosmopolitan great city with a very special light! Lots of cultural monuments and history, a ancient capital of a country since 1143! Lisbon is nearby the river with lots of terraces and 15 min by train from beautiful beachs from Carcavelos to Cascais.
Lisbon is Europe's second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to the world's greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, becoming the first true world city, the capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India). The former launch pad for many of the world's greatest voyages is now where modern travelers discover...
...one of Europe's most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills with scenic vistas from every angle.
...the city of the oceans, the only European capital with sunsets on the sea, so close to sandy beaches and with one of the world's largest state-of-the-art aquariums.
...one of the world's greatest natural harbors which attracted different civilizations, now reflected in its architecture and culture recalling Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Moors.
...a charming visual time-warp with vintage trams and medieval village-like neighborhoods.
...a lively but serene and melancholic place with an insatiable appetite for long dinners, coffee breaks and nightlife.
...World Heritage monuments and singular museum treasures, from international design and contemporary art, to treasures from when the East met West, to the ancient art of tile painting and gilding.
...a reminiscence of the romantic decay of Venice, the exoticism of Naples or Istanbul, the laid-backness of Rome, echos of San Francisco, and Iberian spirit.
...one of Europe's capitals of Romanticism, a real fairytale just minutes from the city center (Sintra).
...the safe haven of WWII that remains a peceful city in a tumultuous world.
Find out more of this charming and cozy city in our flats just downtown where the action is as well as a great night life nearby! The flat is located in a quiet street but near all the center area within 200 meters of the heart of the city - CHIADO - and 100 meters of one of the most popular neighborhoods - BAIRRO ALTO - where all the restaurants, bars and Fado Houses are. The 28 tram to the Castle passes at your door and you can reach easily with the 28 or walking the castle and Alfama.
Really at city center but in a quiet street at Baixa/Chiado, the heart of the city and near Bairro Alto, 100 meters from all these places so cosmopolitan and live! The 28 tram are really there near your door to go to the castle or just walk!
Baixa, or downtown Lisbon, is the heart of the city. It is the main shopping and banking district that stretches from the riverfront to the main avenue (Avenida da Liberdade), with streets named according to the shopkeepers and craftsmen who traded in the area.
Rossio Square It was completely rebuilt after the Great Earthquake of 1755 with streets flanked by uniform, neoclassical buildings. This was Europe's first great example of neoclassical design and urban planning, and one of the finest European architectural achievements of the age (it is currently being considered to be listed as a World Heritage Site, pending much-needed renovation of many of the buildings).
It remains an imposing district, with elegant squares, pedestrianized streets, cafes, and shops. Old tramcars, street performers, tiled Art Deco shop fronts, elaborately decorated pastry shops, and street vendors selling everything from flowers to souvenirs, all lend a special charm to the area.
Watch it all from a table outside Nicola Café in Rossio Square facing the monumental National Theater and Saint George's Castle, and as you stroll down the pedestrian Rua Augusta, past the triumphal arch, into the majestic Comércio Square.
Baixa is a great place to stay, because it is central to all major sights and attractions, with excellent transport facilities and close to shops, restaurants, cafes and some museums.
The flats of Santa Catarina are near the beautiful point view of Santa Catarina - Adamastor.
Behind Camões Square, Rua do Loreto separates Bairro Alto from the neighborhood of Santa Catarina. This area of endearing streets with pastel-painted houses has a few restaurants and bars but is mostly known for its garden with a terrace offering river views. Facing the terrace, the river, and 25 de Abril Bridge is a stone figure of Adamastor, a mythical sea monster from the epic poem "The Lusiadas." There is also a pleasant cafe where locals go to admire the dawn view over the Tagus.
Standing behind it is a yellow mansion housing the Museum of Pharmacy which presents the historic evolution and technology of pharmacy through instruments, old flasks, and other pharmaceutical paraphernalia.
Before reaching this miradouro walking up Rua do Loreto, one comes across a yellow funicular chugging down the hill. That's Elevador da Bica, inaugurated in June of 1892, at the time operated by a water counterweight.
Elevador da Bica – The route to Lisbon's stunning sights
Lisbon's steep terrain has led to the funicular railroad complementing the city's network of public transport. The funiculars or elevadores, an institution on their own, are a popular mode of travelling to the city's panoramic viewpoints, known as Miradouros .
The popular funicular attractions include Elevador de Santa Justa, Elevador da Gloria and Elevador da Bica, which passes behind the city's central market and through quaint neighborhoods before reaching the popular viewpoint, Miradouro de Santa Catarina.
The iconic yellow and white trains are run by the city's public transport company, Carris. With its other funicular cousins, these elevadores are regarded as national monuments. Elevador da Bica in Lisbon started operation in 1892 and is known to be the only funicular plying a steep road route through narrow alleys, allowing visitors to enjoy a glimpse of Lisbon's heartland.
Passing through the streets near Bairro Alto, one can get close views of the graffiti covered walls and of the locals going about daily lives. Bairro Alto is known to be the oldest district in Lisbon with residential units as well as a popular area for pulsating nightlife.
The funicular climbs Rua da Bica for some 200 metres, and the sights presented along are fascinating. The scenic ride in the Elevador da Bica. Lisbon area serves as preview of amazing views of the Tagus river (rio Tejo) and dockyard, as the funicular eventually pulls into the Miradouro de Santa Catarina. After enjoying historic views, visitors can now enjoy the sweeping view of the city harbor and the magnificent Tagus river.
The unique magnetism of Elevador da Bica in Lisbon is found within the funicular carriage, the interesting trip and the panoramic views at the terraces, add to the charm of the experience. Many visitors readily agree that a trip on these funiculars is inherent part of any journey to Portugal's capital city.