Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
THIS IS OUR NEW APARTMENT very similar to the other one that we have at the corner, "Beautiful Flat 9 Lisbon Center" at the same área. Don´t need to go up and down hills! Very zen, a mix of classical, rustic and modern! Just take a look at this Flat 11 and feel at home!
If you love "Beautiful Flat 9 Lisbon Center" at the famous neighborhood of Santa Catarina, you will love also this "Beautiful Flat 11 Lisbon Center", Santa Catarina 11, just at the corner and next door from the first one, with a beautiful view over Lisbon and Basilica da Estrela. In this apartment sleeps five persons and it is so cozy and with such a good energy that you will feel at home, just like you love that our guests can feel!
It has a double bedroom, one single bedroom, living with cable TV, WI-FI wireless for free and fast speed, one little room with a table to eat, separated kitchen and full equipped and a bathroom. Towells and linen are provided so you do not nee to worry about this little details. Just feel the house and live as a residente!
This flat is in a quiet street but a few steps fom BAIRRO ALTO and BAIXA-CHIADO where life is and surronded with shops, little restaurants, supermarkets and fruit shops, terraces and the famous house of "Pasteis de Nata" the Custard Pies, so typical in Lisboa.
You don't need to use any kind of public transports unless you want to go to the castle "Castelo de São Jorge" and for that, just 20 meters from your door you have the yellow tram 28 to the Castle.
Metro station is about 200 meters and is in the heart of Lisboa - CHIADO. Metro station is Baixa Chiado. You can also go to Rua do Século and achieve walking the beautiful garden of Principe Real where you find lots of old and shops with antiques mixed with fashion and typical shops. There you will find the point view to the castle - Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara"
Near this flat SC11, you have also a point view called "Miradouro de Santa Catarina" which is very nice and where you can have a coffee and see the view to the river "TEJO".
This flats, SC9 and SC11 are in a great location because you do not need to clime or descend - it is all straight from the "heart" Chiado, Bairro Alto to the apartment.
Come and enjoy this mystical Lisbon with its special light, so bright and so genuine. Take a look in each corner and look forward or up and you will see a little peace of the river wherever you are!
From 5pm to 8pm feel the amazing cosmopolitan Lisbon around the área of this flat, Bairro Alto, Chiado and Rossio (the main big "Plaza", considered one of the most beautiful plazas in Europe!
We hope that you can have a wonderful stay in our apartments and you can also have a mixed life between peace and excitings discovers!
|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||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Santa Apolónia 7 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|
|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 Portugal, 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.
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 BicaLisbon 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.