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Historic Apartment Alfama

Lisboa, Portugal
Entire apartment hosted by Sarah & Pedro
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1.5 baths
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In order to address coronavirus concerns, this property receives a deep cleaning and disinfection after each stay

Located within the old Lisbon city wall, our apartment has been recently renovated and offers now all you expect from modern comfort but without losing any of its original character.
You will experience the true buzz and secrets of one of Europe's best destinations. The memories of your discovery of Lisbon.

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This 1º floor apartment in a nearly 400 year's old building was just renovated. You will find Yourself in the Alfama area of Lisbon with all its buzz and life. Inside the apartment You will find all the amenities, including cable tv, wifi cable internet, american kitchen in two counters with, washing machine, fridge, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, oven, electric hob (2), hairdryer. 1,5 bathroom with a spacious shower enclosure and a small window is a plus. One of the nicest features of this fantastic apartment is the Bedroom with view of the Portas do Sol. You will experience the well known and amazing Lisbon Light. The living room area of the apartment has a very large sliding door that opens
The apartment accommodates 6 and has 3 bedrooms. 2 with double bed (futon style for 2), and 1 with two single beds.
Tram nº 28 passes just in front, and the metro is 12 minutes away. The Train to Cascais and beach is 950m from the apartment. If You enjoy night life You will be in walking distance to lots of bares and nightlife streets (Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré).

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50976/AL
In order to address coronavirus concerns, this property receives a deep cleaning and disinfection after each stay

Located within the old Lisbon city wall, our apartment has been recently renovated and offers now all you expect from modern comfort but without losing any of its original character.
You will experience the true buzz and secrets of one of Europe's best destinations. The memories of your di…
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Kitchen
Heating
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Washer
Hair dryer
Cable TV
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Lisboa, Portugal

Alfama is the most iconic part of the historic centre of Lisbon. We are a 5 minute walk away from all major attractions in our area - Castelo São Jorge, Pantheon, Zé de Lisboa & Feira da Ladra.
Take your memory pictures in front of the tram 28, passing by our house.


Intriguing Alfama, the city’s oldest quarter, melds rustic charm with a daily life unchanged in centuries. Its steep staircases, tiny squares and labyrinthine alleyways spill down the southeastern slope of Lisbon’s highest hill under the watchful gaze of the magnificent Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George’s Castle). Alfama’s Moorish and Medieval origins are still evident at every turn: cramped little houses, cobbled narrow streets and winding alleys (some no wider than stone staircases) combine to create an atmosphere of cozy familiarity. Weave through the ancient warren of streets packed with caged canaries, fragrant balconies and bohemian spirit. Peep into the churches of São Miguel and Santo Estêvão and explore the nooks and crannies of tiny courtyards, stairwells, markets and fado houses, all seemingly oblivious to the onslaught of time.

Don’t miss the traditional ‘Festas de Lisboa’ from mid-May to mid-July

One of the most exhilarating ways to discover the area is aboard the delightfully quirky tram number 28. First stop is the Cathedral Sé, built in 1150 (three earthquakes and numerous restorations are responsible for its eclectic architectural style.) Next stop up brings the Miradouro Santa Luzia and Miradouro das Portas do Sol—two of many beautiful viewpoints across the city—offering riverscapes and rooftops on one side and the National Pantheon (the 17th century Church of Santa Engrácia) on the other. Across the street you’ll find the Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo, a living museum that houses the world’s largest collection of 17th century decor, furniture and objects of art. Visit the workshops where craftsmen use ancient techniques to restore, guild and paint antiques as well as create new pieces. Then its onwards and upwards to the Castle!

Castelo de São Jorge (Castle of St George) sits on the site of an ancient fortress that was used by the Romans, Visigoths and Moors. Conquered from the Moors in

1147 by Portugal’s first king, it remained a royal residence until the 16th century; it was later severely damaged in the devastating earthquake of 1755. Today the fully restored castle boasts courtyards, battlements and beautiful gardens within its ancient Moorish walls. A multimedia exhibition bring the city’s history to life while fountains and peacocks grace the shady surrounds. Worth the hike (or tram ride) to walk the ramparts and bask in the mesmerising city views.

FROM MID-MAY TO MID-JULY, DON’T MISS THE TRADITIONAL ‘FESTAS DE LISBOA’!

‘Festas de Lisboa’ is a two-month series of summer shows and events that takes place annually in Lisbon’s historic quarters. The city is swathed in colorful paper garlands and people spill onto the streets, listening to fado, eating grilled sardines, drinking the famous vinho verde (green/young wine) and generally embracing regional art and culture, music and food. June also brings the much-celebrated ‘Festas dos Santos Populares’ (Feast Days of the Popular Saints), with the partying peaking on the night of June 12th—St. Anthony’s Day, Lisbon’s patron saint—with huge parades and city-wide festivities. St Anthony’s Day also hosts the city’s annual collective wedding ceremony, featuring hundreds of Lisboan ‘Noivas de Santo António’ (Brides of Saint Anthony). Wedding parties don’t come much bigger than this!
We recommend:

Chapitofor a relaxing sundowner
Prado for a farm-to-table tasteful meal
Foundation Espírito Santo for antique lovers
Miradouro de Santa Luzia & Portas do Sol for the best view of Lisbon
Castelo de São Jorge
– Catedral da Sé
Alfama is the most iconic part of the historic centre of Lisbon. We are a 5 minute walk away from all major attractions in our area - Castelo São Jorge, Pantheon, Zé de Lisboa & Feira da Ladra.
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Hosted by Sarah & Pedro

Joined in July 2016
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We are a German-Portuguese couple with a Passion for travel & design. Our apartments were designed in a way, that You feel You are in a 21. century apartment but at the same time, the history, materials and structure were maintained. We have a crush on designing and developing spaces, so creating these apartments from scratch was a really great challenge, experience and project. We are really sure You will enjoy them! We are a small Family Business.
We are a German-Portuguese couple with a Passion for travel & design. Our apartments were designed in a way, that You feel You are in a 21. century apartment but at the same time,…
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We love Hospitality and going on Tours to explore the Portuguese gems like Sintra, Fatima and many more places with our guests.
You want to surf, hike, rent a scooter or go on…
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Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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