Apartment 205 is an accommodation in Lisbon located on the 2nd floor (with elevator) of a renovated building on a small square just a few steps from the moorish Castle São Jorge, also near Baixa and Alfama. It is in the same building as apartment 54.
Nearby you have various forms of traditional Portuguese commerce, and from there you can easily reach most of the popular sightseeing spots in Lisbon.
The building, as well as the apartment have been restored in 2010.
It has 75m2 and offers complete modern comfort and amenities with a traditional Portuguese architecture. It includes:
a bedroom with double bed (140 cm wide);
a living room with, cable Tv and Hi-Fi;
a kitchen with all you need including electric oven and stove (with gas half), fridge with freezer, microwave, washing and dryer machine and dishwasher;
a bathroom with hydro-massaging shower.
Wireless broadband access available for those who have their own laptop with Wi-Fi compatible equipment.
The apartment has a view over the city and river Tejo. The views are even more beautiful at sunset.
The apartment has central heating and central Hi-Fi.
We will welcome you with a bottle of wine.
Apartmets 205 and54 are both located at the Castle S. Jorge district as others, next door.S. Jorgeis located in the highest hill of the historic centre of the city and is one of the main historic and tourist sites of the city.
The first fortification was built in the 2nd century BC by the Romans and grew over the time. It was renovated in the 10th century by the Moors; it was conquered by the first king of Portugal D. Afonso de Henriques and was submitted to big renovation again in 1300, when Lisbon became the capital of the Kingdom.
Between 1373 and 1375, King Ferdinand I ordered the building of a new city wall around Lisbon. This new city wall, which partially replaced the old Moorish walls, was designed to encircle previously unprotected parts of the city. It had 77 towers and a perimeter of 5400 metres, and was built in only two years. There are still some remnants left. The castle is now a big tourist attraction, especially for the wonderful views (vista do Castelo de S. Jorge) of Lisbon that it offers.
This location has easy access to Baixa, the Castle (S Jorge) district and also to Alfama and to Santa Clara, where Lisbon's flea-market (Feira da Ladra) takes place.
It is also close to some of the stops of the famous tram number 28. This is a scenic route crossing most of the tourist neighbourhoods of the city centre. A definite must for any visitor to Lisbon.
After the great earthquake of 1755, when the center of Lisbon was destroyed, a new center was constructed, made of grid pattern “geometrical” streets. This area, situated between Praça do Comércio, Rossio and Praça da Figueira is called Baixa.
From Baixa you can easily access the night life district Bairro Alto and the smart Chiado, with all his theatres, museums, elegant and traditional shops, bars and restaurants.
To the other direction, going up street, you will accede Graça and Santa Clara the place where Feira da Ladra (Thief's market ), the flea market, happens every Tuesdays and Saturdays. Here there are also several “musts” not to miss on your visit:
Panteão Nacional – Church of Santa Engrácia: When the construction began in 1682, it was planned as one of the Lisbon’s biggest churches. However, it had been long neglected and the construction was completed only in 1966! It was then that the Panteão Nacional was inaugurated. Here you will find cenotaphs of Portugal's heroes. The interior is colossal and contains the tombs of historic and literary figures - from Vasco da Gama to Amália Rodrigues, the famous fado singer.
The convent of São Vicente de Fora: Portugal’s first king, Afonso Henriques laid the foundations of this church in order to fulfil a vow to construct Christian Houses of worship where Portuguese and European crusaders would lay to rest. Inaugurated in 1629, the church was severely damaged by the 1755 earthquake. It has been recently renovated and deserves a visit. The view from the rooftop is one of the greatest in Lisbon.
Some "Miradouros" (vantage points) belvederes with amazing views over the castle S Jorge, the river Tejo and the city roofs. (belvederes of Graça with an open-air café and Senhora do Monte 600m further on). The views are even more spectacular at sunset.
If you are coming to our apartment 54, please don’t miss Chapitô a circus school, spectacles room, tapas bar and restaurant with one of the most spectacular views of Lisbon. It is next door to the apartment.
The nearest airport is Lisbon International Airport, which is 12 kilometres away.
Left on 09/05/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
quite expensive, but you wouldn't find a better location. The equipment is complete and suits family needs.
Awfull smell in the building entrance.Bathroom design is not at the awaited design level.
The guy who made the check in was really nice ans gave a lot of helpfull advises. Read more
Thank you for your comments which are very important for us.
As you know the historical part of Lisbon is very close to the river and sometimes due to tides the smell is felt in the oldest parts. Anyway we were very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay and our service.
We hope to welcome you again in one of our apartments.
Traveling To Lisbon Team
Immersed in Lisbon
Left on 07/16/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Terry
This was a perfect one bedroom apartment for a couple. The bathroom was modern and roomy. This is a third floor corner unit with great views up and down the streets in 4 directions. A stone's throw from the castle and one of the best restaurants/night clubs in the area with incredible views of the lisbon skyline and river. Apartment had lots of closet and shelf space and very clean and modern. The washer/dryer was hard to decipher. There is a grocery a block away, so it is great place to buy and cook your own food. We arrived on a Sat. afternoon and were met by the rep with key at the agreed time. We called him on the way from the airport.Easy to get cab and access public transportation. Right in the heart of old Lisbon. Read more
We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed the apartment with the most amazing view!
Thank you so much for your review.
We do hope you return.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Perfect apartment in a Perfect Location
Left on 12/28/2012 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Philippe of Travelling to Lisbon went out of his way to find us the right apartment. This newly refurbished apartment was immaculate and well equipped. The bus stop was right outside, the tram a short walk away and the elevator down to town and supermarket very close by indeed. Wine bars and restaurants were also convenient. Lisbon is an amazing city and Castello perfect for our needs.
Thank you everyone. Read more
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the apartment so much! It sounds like you made the most of your trip to Lisbon.
We do hope to see you back soon in Lisbon.
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A FlipKey verified reviewer
Great appartment in surely the best neighborhood of Lisbon
Left on 10/04/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We were supposed to stay in a different appt in alfama, but once there we asked to change, the girl from the agency was of great help, and very quickly she managed to find apt. 205 in Castelo. I was surprised to have such a good service from TTL.
This apartment is not only in a great location but is also very clean, elegant, and luminous. Everything we could need during the weekend was in the apartment for us to use, including a bottle of wine :)
I recommend this to anyone, the price is affordable and you will not regret it. I have recently rented apartments in Madrid, Rome, Venice, Paris, but any of those compare to this one. Read more
Not surprisingly, we had a wonderful time visiting Portugal. A great part of this was the beautiful accommodations and wonderful people at Traveling to Lisbon. As we found on our first visit, the staff at Traveling to Lisbon is fantastic, very helpful, polite and courteous. I look forward to my next visit and will only use this wonderful agency. I thank you all again!
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