About this listing
The apartment was rehabilitated and decorated for the comfort of your stay. Fully equipped and furnished, very cozy. In Alfama, the heart of Lisbon! You'll be right in the city center ready to discover our lovely Lisbon..Hope to see u soon :)
The apartment was rehabilitated and decorated for the comfort of your stay. Fully equipped and furnished, very cozy. Being on the 5th floor allows the apartment to be constantly bathed by Lisbon´s unique sunlight.
Has one sofa bed in the living room and a double bed in the bedroom. The flat is equipped with:
- Cable TV;
- Hair Dryer
It is located in the historic quarter of Alfama and it is very easy to get there. Visiting Alfama is to visit the architecture, the sounds and the smells of old Lisbon. This is one of the most typical quarters of Lisbon. On its narrow and winding streets you will find the hidden treasure of Alfama and on its steep stairs you will be able to breathe the soul of Lisbon.
During the times of Moorish domination, Alfama constituted the whole of the city, which later spread to the West. The great 1755 Lisbon Earthquake did not destroy Alfama, which has remained a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares. Lately the neighbourhood has been invigorated with the renovation of the old houses and new restaurants where Fado can be enjoyed. Visitors will find the unique atmosphere prevailing in the streets and alleyways of far greater interest than individual buildings.
Some houses in this quarter still stand on foundations dating from the times of the West Goths, but the whole structure of the area was essentially shaped by the Arabs (due to this, most of the houses, including this one, don´t have an elevator, therefore it's not recomended to people with limited mobility).
Places near by that you cannot miss:
São Miguel Church:
In São Miguel Square (same as the apartment) - Located in the center of Alfama, this church always has tourists passing by, but almost no one goes inside to admire the beautiful interior. It is almost always closed, opening only once or twice a week for Mass on Friday afternoon (5PM) or early Sunday morning. It has one of the richest gilded interiors in the city, which is why it's one of the most surprisingly monumental attractions in Lisbon.
Museo do Fado:
Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, N.º 1 (1 min walking) - Entirely devoted to Lisbon's urban song universe, Museu do Fado opened its doors to the public on the 25 September 1998, celebrating Fado's exceptional value as an identifying symbol of the City of Lisbon, its deep roots in the tradition and cultural history of the country, its role in the cultural identity statement and its importance as an inspiration source and intercultural trade between people and communities.
Feira da Ladra "Flea Market" (5 min walking) - The market is held every Tuesday and Saturday, from dawn to dusk. A myriad of small stalls sell all sorts of secondhand and new products, and other traders simply display their store on a stretched-out blanket.
Nostalgic Tram 28 (10 min walking) - It's perhaps Lisbon's most popular activity: A ride back in time over hills and medieval streets in vintage trams that are still part of the city's public transportation network. They go past some major attractions.
Santos Populares (on your doorstep!!!) - In June, the month of the Festas dos Santos Populares (Feast Days of the Popular Saints), the Lisbon nights are filled with lively festivities that take over the city's historical center. On the eve of Saint Anthony day Lisbon turns into one big party!
I will be most thrilled to receive you and I will make sure you fall in love with this amazingly beautiful city.
See you soon :)