Alfama House: AIRPORT PICK-UP & Best quality/price

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  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Apartment

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Sleeps: 3

Type: Apt. / Condo

Alfama House: AIRPORT PICK-UP & Best quality/price

Be independent in a modern apartment located in a typical and popular area of Alfama, Lisbon's oldest quarter. Here's what we offer:

- Our trusted driver will wait for you in the airport arrival hall with a sign in his hand bearing your name. This service costs 25 euro and is not part of the rental price. A hassle free taxi ride would cost about 15 euro. Have a no stress arrival and let us drive you to the flat.

- The 45 square meters apartment is suitable for three people and offers full access to a PC and high speed internet free of extra charge.

- The balcony doors open to a narrow and typical street of Alfama with its neighbours' laundry ...Read more

About the owner

Francois

  • Response rate 90%
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Alfama House: AIRPORT PICK-UP & Best quality/price
Lisbon, Costa de Lisboa, Portugal

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ALFAMA

It is the oldest district of Lisbon spreading on the slope between the Caste São Jorge and the Tagus river. Its name comes from the Arab “Al-hamma”, meaning fountains or baths. Indeed, several fountains and bath areas are still found in the district. During the times of Moorish domination, Alfama constituted the whole of the city which later spread to the West (Baixa neighbourhood). Alfama became inhabited by the fishermen and the poor and its condition as the neighbourhood of the poor continues to this day. The great 1755 earthquake did not destroy the Alfama, which has remained a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares for this very reason.
A drawback to its earthquake survival is that modern infrastructure such a sewer systems were not implemented during Lisbon’s rebuild. That is why to this day, one meets old residents walking down the streets in their bathrobes.... they are on their way to public showers as their houses have no water facilities. There are no official statistics but some say that up to 25% of Alfama houses don’t have a toilet or shower. Pay attention when walking around and you will see these public water areas where people shower or wash clothes.
We chose to have our apartment in Alfama as it emanates old Europe. There are no supermarkets here. All commodities are bought in local shops. Restaurants are mainly ran by families and it remains a site where old ladies dressed in black are seen chatting away from a window to another. It offers sights that are unfortunately disappearing very fast throughout Europe. You are living among the locals, not the tourists.

More About This Location

City vacations, Warm winter getaways

Getting There

Nearest train station: Walk, 0.5 miles
Nearest airport: Metro, taxi, 8.02 miles
Car is not necessary

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