Apartment 51 is located on the 4th floor (no elevator!) of a renovated 18 C building in Cais do Sodré.
Nearby you have various forms of traditional Portuguese commerce, and from there you can easily reach most of the popular sightseeing spots in Lisbon.
Apartment 51 is turned to Lisbon’s river Tejo and to Cais do Sodré square, having and amazing view and an excellent sun light exposition, which, together with the colourful paintings makes it a very special, high-mood apartment.
It has 75m2 and has been entirely renovated and remodelled to include:
two bedrooms with double beds (140 cm wide);... in one of them there is a panel of 18C tiles (azulejos);
a living room with sofa bed (2 people), cable TV and Hi-Fi;
* a kitchen with all you need including electric oven and stove, fridge with freezer, microwave, washing machine and dish washer;
* a bathroom with bathtub.
From all the windows room you can contemplate the river and it’s different humors.
The apartment has air-conditioning.
It has also wi-fi internet connection.
We will welcome you with a bottle of cold “vinho verde”.
You will also find in the apartment various CDs with typical Portuguese music to complete your cultural experience in Lisbon.
They are located at Cais do Sodré, almost in front of the subway station with the same name. There are several other apartments at Cais do Sodré.
From this place you have easy access to all of the sightseeing places of Lisbon, like Belém (by Bus or Tram), Baixa, Bairro Alto and Chiado.
Very close to the apartment you can catch the train to the beaches around Cascais (Estação de Comboios de Cais do Sodré) and also the boat to cross the river (Take the boat (Cacilheiro) at Estação Fluvial de Cais do Sodré and in 20 minutes you will be eating fresh fish or seafood) or just sightseeing there.
The apartment is very close to Praça do Comércio, also by the river Tejo, centre of the Portuguese old empire.
From there and only at 5min walking you will be at Baixa, the heart of Lisbon’s historic centre.
You can also go up to Praça Camões (10 minutes), one of the most important squares dedicated to the Portuguese prince of the poetry, with the statue in the centre. In there you are very close to Bairro Alto (where you can find a lot of bars and restaurants open until 2a.m.) and Chiado (with its antique coffees, museums, operas, theatres and churches).
You are next door to Mercado da Ribeira, one of the oldest markets in Lisbon (the actual building was inaugurated in 1882 but since the 15C this area has been used to sell daily products). This is the place where former Fado singer, the famous Amália Rodrigues was found singing and selling flowers. It still has the fresh products market and a renewed art-nouveu building, place to drink the famous hot chocolate and see some expositions. This market also has a fish restaurant and a bar with live Portuguese music.
Cais do Sodré is also very close to the funicular Bica (please see 14 for Bicas’ description).
The nearest airport is Lisbon International Airport, which is 12 kilometres away.
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