About this listing
At the XVIII century Palace is this cosy apartment with the charm that time confers to it. Staying there is to feel Lisboa from inside. 2 min. walking away from the subway and 15 min. from the centre, it's in the incredibly typical Alfama quarter.
At the top of an old Palace of the XVIII century, there is this cosy apartment with the charme of the time passing by... Built in 1701 it resisted to the 1755 earthquake (it's an old house!...).
In 1868 it have been converted to a building of 3 flats with 3 apartments for each flat, inhabited by familys of different social strata. The familys with more possessions that still live there, offer the pleasant view to theire gardens, from the back of the house (room and Kitchen). The birds that live there offer a beautifull sound to awake in the morning.
You can't look straight to the river, but if you take a peep or seet on the window ledge, than you can confortable contemplate it.
Down stairs of "your" appartment you can find, in the mercearias (grocery stores), all the things you need to well start the day: new bread, milk, fruit... - these are the best place to meet the neighbourhood.
The appartment has a room with one double bad; a living room with a table for four, two sofa bed (children size), two futons (japonese beds) one bathroom with shower and one kitchen equipped with micro wave, hotplate and hoven to cook and furniture (the essential).
You are at a third floor and, of course, in this old building, you don't have elevator!
With capacity for 4 people
• 1 room with a couple bad
• one living room with two individual sofa bed (children size)
• two futons (japonese bed)
• WC and equiped kitchen.
• mercearias around (grocery shops)
• supermaket inside the train station (Pingo Doce)
• cash machine inside the train station
From hear, you can easily go to every where in Lisbon...
• 3min. walking to the Stª Apolónia train station,
• 3min. walking to the metro and Taxi sattion.
• 15min. walking to down town.
• 15min. walking to Graça's area (Bairro da Graça)
• 20min. walking to the Castel
HISTORICAL CONTEXT (culture)
Alfama is the oldest and one of the most typical residential area in Lisboa. Probablly the more plasent quarter in town!
It is like an old village ("aldeia") in the core of Lisboa.
To better locate yourself, very close from the appartment, you can find the following monuments and cultural interests:
• Panteão Nacional
• Feira da Ladra (one of the most renowned and lively fair in Lisbon)
• Santa Clara market (the first covered public market in Portugal)
• Museu do Fado
• Museu do Azulejo
• Museu da Água
• Casa dos Bicos (Foundation of José Saramago - literature Nobel prize)
• springs like the "Chafariz de El-Rei"
• several "Alcaçarias" (public baths)
[the name "Alfama comes from the arabic word "al-hamma" wich means baths or springs]
• side river
In the surround (along the "Rua dos Remédios") you'll find several fado's houses ("tascas" - the popular ones) and a few bares and Restaurants
If you come in June, than you are in the core of the popular Stº António party (13 June is the big day)!
Along the river you have:
• Delidelux - charcuterie (which serves delicious brunchs)
• "Bica do Sapato" (a well-known Restaurant)
• Pizza | Casanova Restaurant (extension of the Casanostra in "Bairro Alto"
• hairdresser (fashionable)
• Decoration / Design shops...
• Restaurant Casanova (opened until mid night)
• Discoteca LUX - famous (!)
• esplanade Clara-Clara (Feira da Ladra - I advice it for brekfast or a drink, late in the afternoon!)
With more distance but also close:
• Clube Ferroviário - Bar
• Fábrica Braço de Prata - Bar
[...] it doesn't stop hear but these are my preferences...
For simple intertainment just get lost in Alfama walking trought the narrow and alive streets!...
This typical quarter is attended every day and year, with portuguese and foreign turists so it is considered as the most secure in Lisbon.
You'll find yourself at home (one more resident!) in this genuine part of Lisbon!
Serão disponibilizadas com a sua reserva.
L'accueil fut fantastique, les directions vers l'apartement étaient claires et simples. Il faut dire que l'apart est super bien situé, vraiment au coeur de Lisbonne dans l'Alfama, un quartier super bien pour tous les goûts. Je le conseille vivement à tout le monde, il est d'ailleurs super grand!
J'y retournerai assurément.
Merci encore à Mila et Filipa,
Didier, David et Guillaume
We stayed only for one night and were sorry to leave! The spacious apartmentis is situated in the beautiful neighbourhood of Alfama, close to several good restaurants and with a view to the Tagus river. The communication with Filipa worked very well before our arrival. Warmly reccomended!
Nous avons apprécié ce logement qui correspondait parfaitement à la description. Bien situé, il permet d’accéder aux sites historiques de Lisbonne facilement. Accès également au métro, tram et bus sans difficulté. L'appartement est spacieux, lumineux et calme grâce aux fenêtres bien isolées. Merci pour le séjour à Lisbonne qui nous laissera des souvenirs inoubliables.
Nous avons été très bien accueillit par Mila qui nous a présenté l'appartement et le quartier. Filipa nous a tenu au courant pour l'arrivé . L'appartement est conforme aux photos. Il est très bien situé (entre le Panthéon et la gare).
O apartamento correspondia ao que esperávamos segundo o anúncio. A localização é ótima para quem visita Lisboa: próxima ao metrô e às principais regiões turísticas. Silencioso à noite, fresco.
We arrived to the apartment before the agreed time but we found anyway a very good welcome by Filipa 's friend, which provided us with a lot of information on where to shop food, nearest restaurant, metro etc ... What impressed us was the silence of the apartment. Lisbona is a very full of life city, but the big walls of the "acienne" structure of this building keep the noisy outside and it was good for us, being a family with three kids. Moreover we got more stuff then expected: towels, bed clothes and some safety food. Apparent was very beautiful and we recommend it to everyone with family too. Thanks Filipa.
We had a great time in Lissabon! Filipa gave us a lot of information: how to find the appartment, about Restaurants, Cafés and so on... The appartment is located in the center of Lissabon and perfect during the celebration of Santos Dias, because you are in the middle of a big party! Filipas appartment is also very close to the Metro, so it is easy to reach Evelyn Part of Lissabon.
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About the Host, Filipa
O meu nome é Filipa, vivo em Aveiro e tenho uma casa em Lisboa que utilizo de vez em quando. Este ano comecei a alugá-la através da airbnb por pequenos períodos. Agrada-me esta ideia de fazer a casa como local de passagem por Lisboa. Não só para mim mas agora para (website hidden) mesma sou turista (reincidente) em Lisboa. Por isso, conforme vou descobrindo a cidade, vou partilhando. O mesmo se pede a todos. Esta forma de partilha de casa, é também uma troca de experiências vividas - em Lisboa.