About this listing
Welcome to Alfama & Sé (cathedral) apartment situated in the maze-like district that proudly bears the title of birthplace of Lisbon and still maintains many traditions, not least its role as fado heartland. For three thousand years the hillside of Alfama was occupied by Arabs, Romans and Visigoths but now can be occupied by you, in this charming and comfortable apartment. You'll feel like you're in your "home in Lisbon" and not in a house decorated to welcome tourists.
But do not think Alfama was lost in the past: an increasingly younger population has revitalize it. The proof of this is this apartment on the third floor of a building recently renewed and it is the ideal choice for those of you who want to discover the origins of Lisbon and at the same time stay in a quiet and safe area. It is fully furnished and receives enough sunlight.
2 bedrooms with double beds (one with a direct walkway to the kitchen)
Mobile cot (on request): +€14 nightly
1 living/dining room
Fully equipped kitchen
Towels and linen included
From the apartment, wander around Baixa (Lower Town), Lisbon's heartbeat, take a tram to Belém for a custard tart or climb aboard the tram No 28 to Miradouro da Graça to avoid the uphill slog. All this is only a few steps away.
On June 12, Alfama remains one of the best neighborhoods to celebrate the Santos Populares (People's saints), so, in this order – dress up in an outlandish costume, stuff your face with sardines, down a barrel of sangria and then, when you're suitably inebriated, take a pot of basil, a paper carnation and the best love poem you can write (you had better make that two barrels of sangria) to your secret lover. I guarantee she (or he) will love you for it!
2 THINGS YOU CAN NOT MISS IN ALFAMA DISTRICT
1.Esplanada das Portas do Sol » one of the best views over the city, ideal to enjoy sitting in their many couches.
2.Museu do Fado » museum dedicated to the urban song of Lisbon, fado, Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco in 2011.
Check the guidebook at the top right of this page to experience the best that Alfama & Sé has to offer you.
Alfama is beautiful. I will be happy to welcome you.
The tenant(s) is responsible for all damages to the property caused by them, their family or visitors. During the rental period, the tenant is responsible for securing access, e.g. that doors and windows are properly closed and locked when leaving the house.
The tenant also obliges to keep the house and furnishings neat and clean, and to treat all furniture with proper care.
The tenant is not entitled to lodge more individuals, or different individuals, than stated in the rental agreement without the host's explicit approval. In case of non-compliance, the host shall have the right to reject these individuals or adjust the rent based on the actual number of guests.
In the interests of local residents and neighbours, the usual noise limits and norms of behaviour for residential areas shall apply. The tenant shall undertake to keep volumes moderate and to respect the customary rest periods. The host are entitled to terminate the rental agreement with immediate effect, and to demand the guests' immediate departure if they grossly violate their duties to care for the rental property, especially if they take in other individuals and/or pets, or if they wilfully damage the rental property, or if they otherwise endanger the property or disturb the neighbours with their conduct.