- 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Appreciate the majesty of Tagus River from our windows
This beautiful holiday rental is ideally located in one of many charming alleys of Alfama. Recently renovated with soft and natural colors, this apartment has 3 bedrooms, one spacious living room with dining area, fully equipped kitchen and WC with shower.
2 of the bedrooms are on the second floor of the apartment and accessed by a small stair whose walls are decorated with traditional tiles and beautiful black & white pictures. From bedroom facing South you can appreciate the majesty of Tagus River, one of the larger and most beautiful in Europe. On the 1st floor of this Lisb...Read more
3 bdr apart in Alfama, sleeps 6, with River View
Lisbon, Costa de Lisboa, Portugal
Additional Location Information
Visiting Alfama is to visit the architecture, the sounds and the smells of old Lisbon. This is one of the most typical Lisbon's quarters. On its narrow streets you'll find a the hidden treasure and on its steep stairs you will be able to breathe the soul of Lisbon. Alfama is one of the most emblematic quarters and one of the most rewarding for walkers and photographers thanks to its medieval alleys and outstanding views.
Because its foundation is dense bedrock, it survived to the 1755 earthquake, and a walk through this old-fashioned residential neighborhood is now a travel in time. It is a village within a city made of narrow streets, tiny squares, churches, and whitewashed houses with wrought-iron balconies decorated with pots of flowers, drying laundry, and singing birds.
It was settled by the Romans and Visigoths (it was also an important Jewish quarter in the 15th century), but it was the Moors who gave the district its atmosphere and name (alhama means springs or bath, a reference to the hot springs found in the area). They were also responsible for its web of streets created as a defense system, while at the same time enabling their homes to remain cool in the summer.
Alfama has influenced poets and novelists, and although Bairro Alto is the city's traditional Fado quarter, it is Alfama that has always been the inspiration for Fado songs, and is becoming just as popular with Fado Houses. The district has an intangible quality that needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated, and the best way to get to know it is to get a little lost (something almost impossible to avoid), and wander around admiring the postcard-perfect views, visiting the churches, and walking up to the castle for the most breathtaking panorama of the city and the greatest sunsets.
Contrasting with these timeless images is a trendy modern development by the waterfront across from Santa ApolÃ³nia railway station. It houses stylish design shops, restaurants, and one of Europe's top clubs: "Lux."
More About This Location
City vacations, Waterfront
Golf course within 30 minute drive
Nearest beach: Carcavelos, Cascais, 18 miles
Nearest shops, 0.31 miles
Nearest train station: Santa Apolonia, 0.12 miles
Nearest ferry port: Cais do Sodre, 1.5 miles
Nearest airport: Lisboa, 4 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on September 16, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $194
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
- Winter Fee | $4 per day
- Check-in | $39 per stay | Applied to Check-ins after 21h00
- Additional guest | $13 per day
Additional notes from the owner
Check-ins after 21h00 will have a surcharge of Euro 30,00. As we are unable to go to the apartment for check-outs before 8h00, in these cases the security deposit will be returned by bank transfer or Paypal account.
Heating supplement (Winter fee) of € 3.00 / per night charged between 01/11 - 31/03.
10% discount for stays over 7 nights included in the values shown; please contact us for longer stays
EARLY BOOKING PROMOTION - 4 NIGHTS OR MORE: Book 2 months in advance and get a 10% discount. Available only for stays of minimum 4 nights.
- Linens Provided
- Corporate bookings allowed
- Washing Machine
- High chair
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 60 square meters