Spacious Loft in Trendy Building Very Central
From $168 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Apt. / Condo
Located in the Alcantara area of Lisbon in a very trendy building and very central, this loft is bright and features modern furniture and decoration combined with traditional. Situated a few minutes’ walk from the Tagus River and the docks it offers free WiFi in all areas.
The large open space of this loft includes a living area with a flat-screen cable TV, sofas, dining area, guest toilet and kitchen equipped with fridge/freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, toaster. The double bedroom is upstairs on a mezzanine with access to a private WC. It has plenty of closets. Free linen and towels. There is a bathroom ...Read more
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Additional Location Information
Is there another European capital where the traveller can find such a subtle marriage between progressive urbanity and tranquil countryside?
Old memories persist in the geometric layout of streets and in the centuries old façades of buildings, not to mention the habits and social traditions that lie deep within the hearts of the people.
Women still launder their clothes at public washhouses in the labyrinth-like streets of the Alfama; kids play football in the narrow streets around Castelo São Jorge; the old Number 28 tram still climbs the slopes of the Bairro da Graça; delicious smells of petiscos abound in the backstreets of Bica where hopeful cats watch women set off to do their shopping.
Not very far away some of the older inhabitants still use the phrase “until dawn” to describe the frenzy of the Bairro Alto’s bohemian nightlife.
Lisbon can be described as an ever changing kaleidoscope of time, art, architecture, music, writing, culture, leisure and commerce.
In the Avenida da Liberdade or in the Baixa or Chiado, the pleasure of shopping is further enhanced by sleepy sunlit terraces and a climate so mild that you’ll see blue skies almost every month of the year.
The Portuguese Discoveries, together with many episodes in the country’s long history, can be seen not only in the city’s architectural heritage, museums and libraries, but also on Lisbon’s streets and in the heart and soul of her inhabitants who, like their forefathers, live with their faces and their thoughts turned towards the ocean.
The intricate mosaics that pave the streets and squares of Lisbon emerged during the last century and are typically Portuguese in design.
ELEVADOR DE SANTA JUSTA
It’s easy to reach the sky in Lisbon. The city abounds with lifts and elevators waiting to carry you up its seven hills. Most impressive of these is the cast-iron Santa Justa elevator, opened in 1902 and offers and unforgettable bird’s eye view of the city.
CASA DOS BICOS
The “House of Spikes” is an architectural curiosity of the early sixteen century and houses the headquarters of the Foundation of José Saramago, the Portuguese Nobel prizewinning author who died in 2010.
TERREIRO DO PAÇO
Reflecting its status as a modern, cosmopolitan and authentic European capital, Lisbon finds in Terreiro do Paço a new meeting point. Outdoor terraces, restaurants, nightclub, areas for culture activities and institutional and private events.
Unique and unforgettable experiences can be enjoyed by residents, tourists and visitors in this iconic and original place of the capital.
THE ARCH IN RUA AUGUSTA
The arch in Rua Augusta, which has been fully restores and offers access to a fabulous vantage point with a unique panoramic view of the city, it is the new must-see tourist and cultural attraction in Lisbon.
An elevator takes you up to the top of the arch, from where you enjoy a dazzling view of the iconic Terreiro do Paço, the Pombaline downtown area, the Cathedral, the Castle of St. George and the River Tagus.
The origins of this style of music go back but gained public recognition in the 1930s and 40s “the golden age of Fado”. Yearning, nostalgia, jealously and everyday city life provide the drama on which these songs are based. Find a Fado house in Alfama, Mouraria, Bairro Alto or Madragoa and get a feeling for this unique expression of nostalgia for things past and yearnings for what is still to come.
For those who enjoy shopping Lisbon is paradise. Whether you are here on business or holiday take time to stroll on the streets. The variety of retail establishments is truly amazing. Lisbon has everything in its sought-after shopping districts such as the Baixa, Chiado, Av. Da Liberdade, Rua Castilho or Príncipe Real – all offering the latest in European fashion.
Most Portuguese people are enthusiastic gourmets; they celebrate meals as if they were taking part in some time-honored ceremony – and no wonder. Specialties abound, unexcelled in variety and quality of ingredients.
If you appreciate good food and service at a reasonable price you have come to the right place because here it is easy to find restaurants to suit all tastes and every budget. There is plenty of choice, from small cozy tascas (typical taverns) to luxurious establishments with panoramic views of the city and everything in between.
There is nothing better than a Portuguese wine to accompany a meal. You can choose from four different types: sparkling vinho verde, rosé wine, white or red and all produced in demarcated regions throughout the country, each has its own distinctive characteristics.
If you haven’t seen Lisbon, you haven’t seen anything.
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Alcantara
Nearest airport: Lisbon Airport, 5 miles
Nearest ferry port: Cais do Sodré, 1 miles
Car is not necessary