Fado Bairro Alto Lux Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rua do Diário de Notícias, Lisbon, Lisbon 1200, Portugal
Diana & Rodrigo

Your host, Diana & Rodrigo
Beautiful apartment centrally located, 5 minutes from downtown (walking distance) and all connections to the main points of interest in the city of Lisbon.

Your host, Diana & Rodrigo
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Your host, Diana & Rodrigo
Beautiful apartment centrally located, 5 minutes from downtown (walking distance) and all connections to the main points of interest in the city of Lisbon.

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Your host, Diana & Rodrigo
Beautiful apartment centrally located, 5 minutes from downtown (walking distance) and all connections to the main points of interest in the city of Lisbon.
Located in the heart of the famous Bairro Alto quarter , the pedestrian Rua Diário de Noticias, lies close to the most trendy shopping area of Lisbon. Is located very close to one of the most beautiful sights!
Behind colorful façades you will find a variety of excellent traditional and international restaurants, tourist-packed Fado Houses, and a multitude of sleek bars and stylish alternative fashion shops that stay open until late at night. Throughout the week, and especially on weekends you'll find people of all ages backgrounds and lifestyles.
This privileged quarter offers you a very interesting mixture between tradition and modern. In the neighbourhood you have old portuguese shops as well as new bars, galleries and fine restaurants. We recommend you to visit the new restored garden square Principe Real only a few steps upstreet. After a relaxed stroll through Rua Dom Pedro V with some of Lisbon's best shops you'll arrive at Lisbon's great viewpoint Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcantara. From here you'll have a fantastic view of old Lisbon from Bairro Alto all the way to the castle of São Jorge. At night this is unforgettable.

You'll reach the next tram stop within 3 min, the metro station Baixa/Chiado within 5 min and three public car parks within 3 min. walking distances.
The fully renovated residence is located on 2nd floor of a charming house of the seventeenth century. This apartment comprises two bedrooms, a large room, a dining room, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. From the balcony in the living room you can enjoy a beautiful view over the neighborhood, or on the back of the house enjoy the calm overlooking a green courtyard.
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Living room
- 1 kitchen fully equipped
- Free high speed WI-FI
- Satellite TV and DVD
- Crib for babies up to 3 years old
- Baby stroller
Towels and sheets are included.
* DISTANCES TO:
Subway: 100m (1-min walk)
Avenida da Liberdade:1 km;
Rossio: 0,5 km (10 min walk)
Jeronimos/Belem: 5 km ( nearby train)
* TRAVEL:
Lisbon airport is just 15 minutes away. A taxi
from the airport should not cost more than
15 euros.
* ACTIVITIES IN THE VICINITY:
Theaters, cinema, museums, botanical
garden, farmer's market (saturdays), castle,
coliseum, churches and a lot more.
* CLEANING:
Clean towels, linens and sheets are provided
once a week.
We would love to host you in our home. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact. We look forward to welcoming you!
Feel free to send a message with any questions!
See you soon,
Diana & Rodrigo
Lisbon's soulful sound - FADO
Portugal has a diverse musical culture - from the French Provençal strain in the folkmusic of the north of the country, to Fado, the country's national musical treasure.
There are two basic styles of Fado: Lisbon and Coimbra. In Lisbon it is always sung by a solo performer, while in Coimbra it is often performed by groups of male university students. They are accompanied by two guitarists, one playing the melody on a twelve-stringed Portuguese guitar (descendant of the English guitar introduced into Portugal by the British community in Porto in the 19th century), and the other supplying the rhythm on the six-stringed viola. The intensely melancholic songs are usually about love, woes, and pains, or express sadness and longing for things that were lost or that were never accomplished, but in Coimbra, it also occasionally contains humor and political undertones.
Even musical experts cannot agree on the true origin of Fado. Although the word comes from the Latin fatum, meaning fate, some believe its drawn-out laments is a legacy of the Moorish occupation. Others say it developed from an African dance in Brazil, and according to another theory, the melancholy character of the music evolved from Portuguese seafarers who sang of home during their long absenses at sea.
It emerged as a bohemian art form in Lisbon's working-class districts of Alfama and Mouraria in the late 18th century, and gradually moved up-market. It became popular with the singer Maria Severa, who died at the age of 26 and later became the subject of Portugal's first sound movie in 1931. To this day, female performers wear a black shawl in her memory and her life story has been the influence of several Fado songs, poems, novels, and plays.
But it was Amalia Rodrigues in the 20th century who made Fado known beyond Portugal, performing all over Europe, Japan, South America, and even in the United States, in New York's "La Vie en Rose" in the 1950s. She's been credited with defining the style of the music, and when she died in 1999, the government declared three days of national mourning and awarded her a state funeral. As a national icon, she is buried in Lisbon's National Pantheon.
Her CD "The Art of Amalia" is one of the best introductions to Fado. For contemporary recordings, the best choices are Mariza's "Fado em Mim," "Transparente", and "Fado Curvo".
Mariza is a multiple Grammy nominee and has won the Best European Act at the BBC World Music Awards. She is considered the new "Queen of Fado." In 2007 she went on a world tour that included a well-publicized concert in Los Angeles' Walt Disney Hall (with a stage designed by Frank Gehry just for her concert), and an appearance on the David Letterman Show (see the video below).
When visiting Lisbon, spending a night at a "casa de Fado" or Fado restaurant is an essential experience. There are many in the Bairro Alto district
Also consider Clube de Fado or Parreirinha de Alfama in Alfama. Or see Ana Marina sing in the small & friendly Sr. Fado in the same area.
But for the very best Fado experience, head to Senhor Vinho in the Lapa district.
There's usually a cover charge of between 15 and 20 euros, which when added to dinner, makes a night of Fado cost around 50 euros. It is a good idea to make reservations, especially on weekends.
There are probably about two dozen Fado clubs in the city, but only a few are a true cultural experience. When asked where to go, most locals will probably recommend one of the few listed on the menu to the left. Click on the links to know what you can expect in each.
If you are interested in knowing more about the history of Fado, visit the Fado Museum.

Guest Access

Located in the heart of the famous Bairro Alto quarter , the pedestrian Rua Diário de Noticias, lies close to the most trendy shopping area of Lisbon. Very quiet during the day this street is transformed at night into one of the most vibrant nightlife city streets.
Behind colorful façades you will find a variety of excellent traditional and international restaurants, tourist-packed Fado Houses, and a multitude of sleek bars and stylish alternative fashion shops that stay open until late at night. Throughout the week, and especially on weekends you'll find people of all ages backgrounds and lifestyles.
This privileged quarter offers you a very interesting mixture between tradition and modern. In the neighbourhood you have old portuguese shops as well as new bars, galleries and fine restaurants. We recommend you to visit the new restored garden square Principe Real only a few steps upstreet. After a relaxed stroll through Rua Dom Pedro V with some of Lisbon's best shops you'll arrive at Lisbon's great viewpoint Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcantara. From here you'll have a fantastic view of old Lisbon from Bairro Alto all the way to the castle of São Jorge. At night this is unforgettable.

You'll reach the next tram stop within 3 min, the metro station Baixa/Chiado within 5 min and three public car parks within 3 min. walking distances.
The fully renovated residence is located on 2nd floor of a charming house of the seventeenth century. This apartment comprises two bedrooms, a large room, a dining room, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. From the balcony in the living room you can enjoy a beautiful view over the neighborhood, or on the back of the house enjoy the calm overlooking a green courtyard.
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Living room
- 1 kitchen fully equipped
- Free high speed WI-FI
- Satellite TV and DVD
- Crib for babies up to 3 years old
- Baby stroller
Towels and sheets are included.
* DISTANCES TO:
Subway: 100m (1-min walk)
Avenida da Liberdade:1 km;
Rossio: 0,5 km (10 min walk)
Jeronimos/Belem: 5 km ( nearby train)
* TRAVEL:
Lisbon airport is just 15 minutes away. A taxi
from the airport should not cost more than
15 euros.

Interaction with Guests

Call Rodrig(phone number hidden)) when you arrive in Lisbon to set a meeting hour at the apartment door.

o Don´t forget to consult the maps and photos of our house indicating the nearest tourist offices as well as local access to the 28 tram, transportation in the city of Lisbon, through all the places not to miss

The Neighborhood

The main commercial streets are Rua do Norte, Rua da Atalaia, and Rua do Diario de Noticias, from where it is easy to reach Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara (a garden-terrace with a panoramic view over the city) .

Chiado shops Neighboring CHIADO is an elegant, sophisticated district of theaters, bookshops, old-style cafes, art nouveau jewelry shops, luxurious international names such as Hermes, and local treasures such as the opulently gilded Tavares Rico Restaurant opened in 1784, the fine porcelain shop Vista Alegre, or one of Portugal's international fashion designers, Ana Salazar.

Much of the area was destroyed in a fire in 1988, but has since been reborn. It remains one of Lisbon's most beloved districts, with reminders of its past as the center of the city's intellectual life, with statues of literary figures such as Fernando Pessoa, Luis de Camões, and Eça de Queiroz.

Getting around

The Famous Tram nº28 runs in between Bairro Alto and Bica.

Other Things to Note

The metro station “Chiado” or Rossio are only meters away, as are the main bus-lines and the Aerobus to and from the airport

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $702 /week
Monthly Price: $1965 /month
Cleaning Fee: $49
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Flexible
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  • Best location and very beautiful, pleasant, functional apartment in Barrio Alto! Everything is within walking distance!
    Diana & Rodrigo were very nice and flexible, they arranged everything for us to have a perfect stay! We were greeted by the parents, they were very welcoming...
    We will come back and we highly recommend to stay at D&R!

    June 2014
    Diana & Rodrigo
    Response from Diana & Rodrigo:

    Thank you for your kind comment!

    June 2014
  • I havent met Diana and Rodrigo in person, but the flat was very nice, spacious and clean, as well as very well located! They also showed themselves to be very helpful.

    June 2014
    Diana & Rodrigo
    Response from Diana & Rodrigo:

    Muito obrigada pelo seu comentário. Ficamos contentes por ter gostado do apartamento.

    Cumprimentos,
    Diana e Rodrigo

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay at diana and rodrigo's apartment. The apartment was very clean and tastefully decorated. There was an issue with the wifi when we arrived but this was sorted promptly. The apartment is situated in central location within the Biarro Alto but the apartment was very quiet and surprisingly cool considering the temperature during our stay (38.5 °c). I would definitely stay here again if visiting Lisbon.

    June 2014
    Diana & Rodrigo
    Response from Diana & Rodrigo:

    Thank you for your kind comment!

    June 2014
  • Highly recommended. This apartment is spacious, clean, and centrally located in the heart of the Bairro Alto's restaurants and bars. We were particularly impressed by the double-paned windows that neutralized the lively bar/street noise in the neighborhood.

    Diana and Rodrigo are particularly gracious hosts, who made themselves available for a late Friday check-in (our flight was delayed) and a late Sunday check-out. They gave us a detailed tour of the apartment and even left a mini guidebook of recommended attractions in Lisbon. I'd definitely stay here again.

    June 2014
    Diana & Rodrigo
    Response from Diana & Rodrigo:

    Hi Philip! Thanks for the lovely compliments. We are so happy you enjoyed your time in Lisbon!

    June 2014
  • Lovely apartment, with everything we needed! The location was perfect, close to everything and lots of nice restaurants on the same street. We will definetly wish to stay here again the next time we visit Lisbon!

    May 2014
    Diana & Rodrigo
    Response from Diana & Rodrigo:

    Hi Tove! Thanks for the lovely compliments. We are so happy you enjoyed your time in Lisbon!

    May 2014
  • The apartment is really neat and unique; it was very clean, modern, and well decorated. Felt like home - we wish we could have stayed longer! Easy access up two flights of stairs and great, central location for enjoying the rest of Lisbon from. The neighborhood is very loud at night, but the rooms are in the back so sleeping was not an issue for us (closing all the front windows and shutters kept the noise to a minimum). Diana and Rodrigo had excellent communication; they were also flexible and prompt. Overall a fantastic experience and highly recommended!

    May 2014
  • The apartment was in an ideal location - we could not have been more central to all that Lisbon has to offer. The space was absolutely spotless and had everything we needed for our stay. All communication was prompt. Although we did not meet Diana and Rodrigo their parents waited for us for our check in and were very patient as we were delayed due to lost baggage at the airport. While the noise level can be a bit high at night, this is part of the experience of being (email hidden)ly part of the city.

    May 2014
    Diana & Rodrigo
    Response from Diana & Rodrigo:

    Thank you for your kind comment!

    May 2014
  • Diana and Rodrigo's apartment was really lovely! A great location and it had everything we needed for our weekend break including helpful info on what to do in Lisbon. Definitely to be recommended!

    May 2014
    Diana & Rodrigo
    Response from Diana & Rodrigo:

    Thank you for your kind comment!

    May 2014
  • L'appartement de Rodrigo et Diana est très agréable, décoré avec beaucoup de goût et très bien placé pour visiter Lisbonne. Rodrigo et sa maman nous ont offert un chaleureux accueil et se sont montré très disponibles.
    Ce bel appartement et la facilité avec laquelle nous avons pu échanger avec Rodrigo ont largement contribué à notre séjour à Lisbonne dont on gardera de superbes souvenirs
    Merci pour tout

    May 2014
    Diana & Rodrigo
    Response from Diana & Rodrigo:

    Thank you for your kind comment!

    May 2014
  • This apartment is very well located, quiet to sleep, good furniture, very beautiful decoration, and has good linens and towels. Rodrigo and his mother were very collaborative. I recommend it!

    April 2014
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English, Español, Français, Italiano, Português
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Filipa de Lencastre, New University of Lisbon
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I enjoy being an airbnb host, so that people visiting the city, can live like a local for the duration of their stay. My husband Rodrigo and I have a passion for travel. Whenever we go somewhere, be it here in Portugal, or a foreign country, we leave the traditional tourist path, in search of a typical neighborhood where the real people live. There's no better travel experience than learning about a country, region, or city, from someone who calls it HOME. I´m a consulting manager in a medical care entreprise. I have a degree in Chemistry Engeneering in FCT - Universidade Nova de Lisboa. I´m a snowboard FAN.
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