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Birds Apartment in trendy Principe Real


Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Living Room with Sofabed

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Welcome to Birds Apartment, a charming and comfortable apartment placed in a centenary building of Principe Real area.

Located in a historic neighborhood of Lisbon, it's a few steps away from Praça das Flores, between Principe Real and the Parliament.

In 15 minutes walking distance you can reach the glamorous Avenida da Liberdade, the downtown (Baixa), Chiado, Rossio and the Tagus River.

Bairro Alto is just aside of Principe Real, which means that in less than 10 minutes you can enjoy Fado or have a drink in one of the hundreds of bars.

The metro station of Rato is 10 minutes walking distance or 3 minutes by bus and the Yellow Bus tours stop just in front of Amalia House museum, a few meters away from the apartment.

The apartment is set on a XVIII century's building, which was recently redecorated and updated but still has some old elements that are being kept for centuries, like a stone bench, the wood windows and the balconies made of wrought iron.

It's the perfect choice for those who prefer staying in a quiet area with a true traditional neighborhood feeling, but close enough from all facilities and touristic attractions.

The morning light offer you a pleasant breakfast while enjoying a bit of sunshine on the balcony.

The area is typically Lisboeta and is safe. The prime minister house is a few blocks away and many politicians and journalists live around here.

The streets covered with cobbledstones, sparrows and blackbirds singing and sometimes parrots as well, create a beautiful atmosphere and make you forget that you are very close from the city center!

The apartment hosts comfortably 2 people but fit in maximum 4 people.

The apartment is placed on the 1st floor, with some steep steps and there is no elevator in this kind of traditional buildings. Therefore, is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility difficulties.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Costa da Caparica 17 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lisbon International Airport 8 km, Nearest railway: Santos 1.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace

The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region


Just next to the apartment you will find the supermarket Minipreço, groceries shops, Praça das Flores, a beautiful and romantic garden with a fountain in the middle, where you can read a book, drink a coffee or eat on the on the cosy restaurants and coffee esplanades.

Pão de Canela esplanade offers one of the best Lisbon's delicious brunches on weekends.

The Rua da Escola Politécnica and Rua D. Pedro V are known for their stylist fashion shops, trendy restaurants, fine pastries, panoramic views and sunny esplanades.

On Saturday, there is an organic market on Principe Real garden where you will find a great variety of healthy fruits and vegetables from Portuguese producers.

Down the hill, in São Bento street is placed the Portuguese parliament and there are plenty of antiques shops and Amalia house museum.

The famous Café de São Bento is here and you can taste the best steak of Lisbon!

The famous viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara is also very close, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Lisbon!

On the riverside you can rent a bike and enjoy the beautiful views.

Principe Real is a cool urban chic area and is considered one of the most trendy areas of the city.

It still remains a residential area, filled with gardens and beautiful mansions. The old buildings are being renovated full of charm, bringing a new generation of young people.



Metro: RATO (10 min walking). The best way to arrive to the apartment for only 1,25€.

Bus: 773, 727, 706, 758 (to Rato, Santos, Alcântara, Cais do Sodré, Avenida da Liberdade, Marquês de Pombal)

Tram: E28 (to Estrela, Campo de Ourique, Bairro Alto, Baixa, Chiado, Alfama, Castelo)


- Santos station (to visit Belém, Estoril & Cascais) is 15 min walking or 3 bus stops

- Rossio station (to visit Sintra) is 20 min walking or 3 metro stops away

Ferry Boats (Cais do Sodré) is 15 min by bus or 20 min walking

Taxi: to and from airport approx 15€


Bus (Rua de São Bento): 300m

Metro (Rato): 700m

Train (Santos):950m

Train (Rossio): 1,7km

Ferry boat (Cais do Sodré): 1,7km

Bairro Alto: 800m

Avenida da Liberdade: 1,2km

Baixa: 1,7km

S. Jorge Castle: 2,6km

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1 Sep 2014


"Loved the Birds Apartment!"

Some friends and I stayed at the Birds Apartment in July, 2014. This apartment was clean and comfortably fit four people. It is located in a darling neighborhood, close to public transportation, has wifi and is near great restaurants. You really get an authentic Lisbon experience here! We liked having a little getting ready area next to the bathroom-it allowed multiple people to get ready at the same time.

The real gem of this apartment is the property manager, Joana. She went above and beyond for us on several occasions. Upon arrival, Joana gave us a list of things to do and see around Lisbon, along with restaurant recommendations. All were fabulous! By the end, we joked that if Joana didn't suggest it, we weren't doing it, because every suggestion was so great. She even recommended places to stay and things to do in other Portuguese cities. Our trip to Portugal honestly wouldn't have been the same without her!

15 Aug 2014


"A peaceful and beautiful place to stay in Lisbon !"

I am so happy I booked this lovely apartment. It's located on a quiet street around the corner from the lovely Praca das Flores - a tree-shaded square with a great cafe and a great restaurant as well as a pharmacy and supermarket. You can walk to many places in the historic center or easily reach the trams, buses and metro. But perhaps the best reason to book is the host, Joana. From the day I booked, she was helpful and responsive in every way. She made wonderful suggestions for restaurants and places to go and even took me to the pharmacy in the square to help me buy medicine for a sprained ankle. You couldn't ask for a nicer or more accommodating host. In addition the apartment is beautifully decorated with a nice blend of newly remodeled features and traditional charm. Quite simply, this is the perfect place to stay in Lisbon. Thank you Joana !

13 Jul 2014


"Lisbon is a beautiful city and very good value for money!"

The apartment has a relaxed feeling and the neighbourhood was lovely. Small supermarket two minutes walk away and a few little bars and restaurants nearby- €1.50 a glass of wine which pleased us … More

7 Jul 2014


"A great apartment in a great location."

We arrived a little early but Joanna still made us very welcome. The apartment is very close to a great little square with some lovely cafés and bars and only a 5 minute walk to great boutique shops … More

27 Jun 2014


"Good apartment and true hospitality"

Making the reservation for the apartment was efficiently organised. Joana was most cooperative and informative from beginning till end. True hospitality and a sincere wish from her for you to enjoy the apartment and Lisbon. Her list of suggestions is most useful. The apartment is well located and quiet, within Lisbon and well equipped. The photography shows you exactly what to expect. We enjoyed the apartment and Lisbon. As said, Joana played an important role in that.

4 Jun 2014


"Lovely flat in Lisbon"

Great location, all amenities needed were provided including towels, iron etc. Joana was so helpful in giving us tips and advice about where to go. She even booked us our taxi to the airport on the last day. The flat is cosy, a nice size for 2 or 3 people.

31 May 2014


"Great Apartment with great location to explore Lisbon"

It´s was a very nice stay in Lisbon. The Apartment is excellent for 3-4 persons with a perfect location to explore Lisbon.
It´s possible to plan the stay very independent instead of the stay in a Hotel. You have a great equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and everything you need for your stay.
The Contact with the Owner was perfect, very kind and flexible.
I can recommend the apartment to everyone who will visit Lisbon with an individual and flexible plan.

29 Apr 2014


"A perfect location to experience the life of the city from inside!"

Our stay by Joana's apartment was really great. From the beginning of our exchange of emails until the day we left, Joana has been really helpful and friendly. She gave us a lot of information on what to see in the city, and several nice restaurants not too touristic. Joana also helped us out so we could bring our luggage earlier the day we arrived and we could left them the whole day before leaving to the airport.
The apartment is really nice and clean. We slept very well, with no noise during the night. It is situated in a calm area. But we were also not too far from restaurants, shops, tram 28 and city center. We didn't use a lot the kitchen as we had a perfect breakfast at a coffee place around the corner, and very nice dinners in several restaurants.
I will recommend for sure to my friends and my family this apartment. And I hope to be able to come back myself to visit again Lisbon!
Thank you Joana again for everything!

28 Mar 2014


"Lovely apartment- great location"

If you really want to experience life in Lisbon I would recommend this apartment. The area is full of small shops, parks and cafes and you hardly feel like a tourist at all. It's very central, so easy to get to all the sights. The river is also very near for relaxing walks after a day spent sightseeing in the city. Plenty of restaurants nearby, so no need to worry about cooking if you don't feel like it. The apartment itself is in one of the old Lisbon houses (steep steps!), which I thought charming, but offers all the modern amenities you need (good kitchen/bathroom, wifi, TV etc). I stayed for 10 days and it was a perfect place to enjoy Lisbon.

24 Sep 2013



Sweet and very helpful hostess who helped us prioritize what we should see in Lisbon when we only had 3 days available. She found a parking garage where we could park in the area. Lovely clean apartment in a perfect area down town. We would always recommend Joanna's apartment.

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