Bright and Cozy Flat 11 Fast WIFI
From $81 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 5
Description from the owner
This cozy apartment and bright is very similar to the other one that we have at the corner, "Beautiful Flat 9 Lisbon Center" at the same area. Don´t need to go up and down hills! At a very quiet street but in the heart of Lisbon cosmopolitan area - downtown! Very zen, a mix of classical, rustic and modern! Just take a look at this Flat 11 and feel at home!
If you love "Beautiful Flat 9 Lisbon Center" at the famous neighborhood of Santa Catarina, you will love also this "Beautiful Flat 11 Lisbon Center", Santa Catarina 11, just at the corner and next door from the first one, with a beautiful view over Lisboa and Basílica da Estrela. In...Read more
Bright and Cozy Flat 11 Fast WIFI
Lisbon, Costa de Lisboa, Portugal
Additional Location Information
Baixa, or downtown Lisbon, is the heart of the city. It is the main shopping and banking district that stretches from the riverfront to the main avenue (Avenida da Liberdade), with streets named according to the shopkeepers and craftsmen who traded in the area.
Rossio Square It was completely rebuilt after the Great Earthquake of 1755 with streets flanked by uniform, neoclassical buildings. This was Europe's first great example of neoclassical design and urban planning, and one of the finest European architectural achievements of the age (it is currently being considered to be listed as a World Heritage Site, pending much-needed renovation of many of the buildings).
It remains an imposing district, with elegant squares, pedestrianized streets, cafes, and shops. Old tramcars, street performers, tiled Art Deco shop fronts, elaborately decorated pastry shops, and street vendors selling everything from flowers to souvenirs, all lend a special charm to the area.
Watch it all from a table outside Nicola Café in Rossio Square facing the monumental National Theater and Saint George's Castle, and as you stroll down the pedestrian Rua Augusta, past the triumphal arch, into the majestic Comércio Square.
Baixa is a great place to stay, because it is central to all major sights and attractions, with excellent transport facilities and close to shops, restaurants, cafes and some museums.
The flats of Santa Catarina are near the beautiful point view of Santa Catarina - Adamastor.
Behind Camões Square, Rua do Loreto separates Bairro Alto from the neighborhood of Santa Catarina. This area of endearing streets with pastel-painted houses has a few restaurants and bars but is mostly known for its garden with a terrace offering river views. Facing the terrace, the river, and 25 de Abril Bridge is a stone figure of Adamastor, a mythical sea monster from the epic poem "The Lusiadas." There is also a pleasant cafe where locals go to admire the dawn view over the Tagus.
Standing behind it is a yellow mansion housing the Museum of Pharmacy which presents the historic evolution and technology of pharmacy through instruments, old flasks, and other pharmaceutical paraphernalia.
Before reaching this miradouro walking up Rua do Loreto, one comes across a yellow funicular chugging down the hill. That's Elevador da Bica, inaugurated in June of 1892, at the time operated by a water counterweight.
Elevador da Bica – The route to Lisbon’s stunning sights
Lisbon’s steep terrain has led to the funicular railroad complementing the city’s network of public transport. The funiculars or elevadores, an institution on their own, are a popular mode of travelling to the city’s panoramic viewpoints, known as Miradouros .
The popular funicular attractions include Elevador de Santa Justa, Elevador da Gloria and Elevador da Bica, which passes behind the city’s central market and through quaint neighborhoods before reaching the popular viewpoint, Miradouro de Santa Catarina.
The iconic yellow and white trains are run by the city’s public transport company, Carris. With its other funicular cousins, these elevadores are regarded as national monuments. Elevador da Bica in Lisbon started operation in 1892 and is known to be the only funicular plying a steep road route through narrow alleys, allowing visitors to enjoy a glimpse of Lisbon’s heartland.
Passing through the streets near Bairro Alto, one can get close views of the graffiti covered walls and of the locals going about daily lives. Bairro Alto is known to be the oldest district in Lisbon with residential units as well as a popular area for pulsating nightlife.
The funicular climbs Rua da Bica for some 200 metres, and the sights presented along are fascinating. The scenic ride in the Elevador da BicaLisbon area serves as preview of amazing views of the Tagus river (rio Tejo) and dockyard, as the funicular eventually pulls into the Miradouro de Santa Catarina. After enjoying historic views, visitors can now enjoy the sweeping view of the city harbor and the magnificent Tagus river.
The unique magnetism of Elevador da Bica in Lisbon is found within the funicular carriage, the interesting trip and the panoramic views at the terraces, add to the charm of the experience. Many visitors readily agree that a trip on these funiculars is inherent part of any journey to Portugal’s capital city.
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Last updated on July 14, 2014
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- Central heating
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 65 square meters