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)
Lisbon airport is just 15 minutes away. A taxi
from the airport should not cost more than
* ACTIVITIES IN THE VICINITY:
Theaters, cinema, museums, botanical
garden, farmer's market (saturdays), castle,
coliseum, churches and a lot more.
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.
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), and two of the city's most interesting c
erior and the romantic Gothic ruins of Carmo Church.
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.
The Famous Tram nº28 runs in between Bairro Alto and Bica.
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|Monthly Price:||$1999 /month|
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Centrally located with everything provided, we enjoyed our stay. Well isolated from noise in bedrooms (dispite animation outside at night).
Clean and well accoodated appartment. Good place to stay for a family with children.
A beautiful, cosy, and warm flat in the heart of Bairro Alto.
The photos really show the flat as it is: well lighted, and comfortable place you will truly enjoy. In our five day stay, this really grew on us and became a home away from home.
We stayed there during January, which is relatively cold period for Lisbon standards. The flat, however, came with three space heaters that did their job splendidly, so the place was quickly very warm and cosy.
Functional kitchen, nice bathroom. Very clean, well lit, and airy.
The flat sits above a bar which can get very lively and noisy even during the weekdays, but this didn't disturb our sleep, because the bedrooms are on the other side of the building, and if you close the double glazed windows and doors, you will have absolutely no problems sleeping.
The hosts were also really nice, and thoughtful. A great example of their thoughtfulness of small details was the umbrella that they left in the flat for us to use, which was an absolute lifesaver in a rainy January Lisbon.
Also, it was really nice that the mini hi-fi had an AUX input, so we could play our own music in the flat (bring a 3.5mm stereo jack though!), which was really nice.
The TV has an HDMI input, so you can connect your laptop if you want to have a quiet night and watch a movie. You may need to bring your cable, though (we didn't have to, as we could use the one that connected the set-top box with the TV).
The price compared quite well with the competition.
All in all, I would stay at this place again, and I've already recommended it to my friends that are visiting Lisbon later this year.
Appartement parfaitement situé . Agreable à vivre et fonctionnel.Propiriétaires accueillants et charmants.
ideal pour un sejour à Lisbonne et pour 4 personnes
veronique et laurent Fleury
Merci beaucoup pour ces chaleureux compliments qui nous encouragent à perfectionner notre accueil et à harmoniser le séjour de nos hôtes, pour qu'ils se sentent chez eux à Lisbonne. Pour avoir voyagé nous même beaucoup en Europe et dans le Monde entier, nous savons à quel point chaque détail est important, qui permet au voyageur de ressentir de la convivialité et des éléments de confort indispensables pour qu'un séjour soit réussi. C'est avec le plus grand plaisir que nous la recevrons avec sa famille pour un nouveau séjour à Lisbonne.
This was a great apartment- very centrally located, newly redone, and very comfortable for three people. There was some street noise on Saturday night and the apartment was a bit cold in December without central heat (they did provide two space heaters and blankets). But these aren't unique to this apartment and were really minor. Also, Rodrico answered our many questions very quickly and even met us late on Saturday night after our flight was delayed. Highly recommended!
We had a wonderfull time in this appartment and enjoyed the city very much. Fantastic location - incredibly central in a very busy part of the old town, the best place to go out in the night!!
The appartment is very lovely, clean and well equipped - you will get everything there. Definetly the best place to stay in Lisboa. Thank you so much for having us there!!
This was one of the best airbnb apartments we've stayed in so far. The apartment was beautifully decorated, clean and well equipped. Despite the noise from the bars below, the apartment had double paned windows which provided excellent soundproofing.
The location was great, only a short walk down to the Baixa/Chiado area and being in the Bairro Alto area, there were many good restaurants and bars less than 5 minutes walk from the apartment.
Rodrigo was responsive and suggested where we could park our car nearby. (Bairro Alto is a no car zone). He provided tips on getting around and helped us check on how to get last minute football tickets for a world cup qualifier that was happening over the week.
Thanks for the wonderful stay and we will definitely recommend it to our friends!
Diana & Rodrigo's apartement is really beautiful and sunny. Everything was very clean and comfortable with a nice bathroom and kitchen. The location is nice, during the day it's calm but at night it's a party area. On Friday and Saturday nights there was a lot of noise (loud music) all night. But nonetheless we liked staying here.
Thanks for your comment, we are very happy that you likked our apartment and your stay in Lisbon. Bairro Alto is a special place, its the most beloved part of Lisbon for eating and clubbing, The weekend you were staying in was the Lisbon fashion week in Bairro Alto so i can understand that the party was a little bigger than usual.
"We had 4 nights in this wonderful apartment.
It far exceeded our expectations as regards convenience, space and character.
I loved having the windows open onto the street and just listening to all the eclectic sounds of a bustling and vibrant city.
Having said that, the apartment itself was really quiet, spotless and had been given much thought for visitors.
We would highly recommend this accommodation to everybody."