Apartment number 233 is located on the third floor (no elevator) of a building on the street Rua da Costa do Castelo (street of the castle) that is near Baixa and Alfama.
Nearby you have various forms of traditional Portuguese commerce, and from there you can easily reach most of the popular sightseeing spots in Lisbon.
From its windows you will enjoy one of the most amazing views over Lisbon and the river Tejo.
This cosy apartment has 70m2 and has been tastefully renovated in a sophisticated way to include:
* One bedroom with one double bed;
* One bedroom with two single beds or one double bed;
* A living room with TV and hifi stereo and dining area;
* A kitchen with all you need including oven and stove, fridge with freezer, microwave, washing and dry machine;
* A bathroom with shower;
* Terrace with a little garden and a lemon tree;
* The apartment has air conditioning in every rooms (living room included);
* Free wifi internet connection;
We will welcome you with a bottle of wine.
Apartment 233 is located at the Castle S. Jorge district 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.
The nearest airport is Lisbon International Airport, which is 12 kilometres away.
Left on 06/03/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 3, 2013Stayed May 2013
The apartment is beautifully furnished, comfortable with all necessary amenities. However, the things that sold me were the amazing view towards Graça, the small patio with the lemon tree and the big shower! It's clean, comfortable, wifi connection worked perfectly. The kitchen is fully equipped if you want to make breakfast (or any other meal) to enjoy under the lemon tree. The area has a few cute little wine bars, lovely panorama terraces and the proximity to the winding cobbled street of alfama & Tram 28 is a big plus.
The staff from TravelingtoLisbon were so helpful throughout the booking, the check-in and during our stay. They recommended a jazz open-air festival happening on the day of our arrival, which we did visit and we had a great time.
To make the place even better, I'd recommend them to put a small table with a couple of chairs next to the window in the living room, so guest can enjoy the panorama better.
Thank you for the detailed feedback and useful tips!
I am sure our future guests appreciate this gesture as well! :)
Hope to see you again in Lisbon (or Porto, London, Paris or Barcelona - where we have apartments now)!
Peter and Heather
"Beautiful Lisbon apartment"
Left on 05/23/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Peter and HeatherReviewed May 23, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
We arrived by taxi from the airport and were met at the door to the apartment. The lady provided us with a great deal of very useful information about the apartment, the surrounding area and the city of Lisbon.
You have to accept that Lisbon is a hilly city and that if you want fantastic views such as this apartment has, you have to be based high up. We're quite fit, but I could imagine getting back to the apartment might be a struggle for some. But it's worth it!
In fact, just along the road from the apartment is a lift that goes down 7 floors to the supermarket at the bottom. The lift is accessible when the supermarket is open - from 9:00 to 21:00 each day. The bonus is that you can do your shopping at the supermarket and it's not to difficult to then get it back home.
The apartment itself is gorgeous. It's house on the third floor of an old house, but the inside has been completely renovated and modernised. A modern up-to-date kitchen with everything you'd need already in it; a lovely bathroom with a huge glass-walled shower; and a light and airy bedroom with incredible views. But the best feature is the small terrace a few steps down from the kitchen door. You can sit and enjoy an early evening drink and read your holiday book under the shade of the lemon tree.
If there's something else that's missing from this apartment, we can't think what it might be.
Left on 12/15/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 15, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
Very good service, flexible and adapted to us, with informations about the city.
Very nice quiet and clean apartment, with cooling/heating device in each room. All what you need for cooking. Large enough for 5 persons.
Situated next to the castle on the highest hill of Lisbon, supermarket at 10 minutes. Impressive view on half of Lisbon.
Thank you very much for your review. we are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed our apartment and thank you for sharing this with future visitors.
We believe the apartment provides great accommodation with one of the best views in Lisbon.
Hope to see you again in a near future.
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A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 10/15/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 15, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
The apartment was perfect for two of us and has a luxurious feel. The furniture was very comfortable and it was stocked with everything you could need (and more) for a holiday rental. The view over Lisbon was amazing from both living area and bedroom.
Thank you so much for the kind review. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Please do think of us for your next visit.
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A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Very nice appartment, beautiful view"
Left on 05/11/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 11, 2012Stayed May 2012
We spent 3 days with my wife there and the apartment is very well equipped, quiet and has an beautiful view on the Castelo. The terrasse is also perfect for breakfast or diner when the weather is ok. I definitely recommend this apartement. Just one drawback: be prepared to walk the steps to climb to the 3rd floor, but that's no big deal.
Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the apartment and that you had a positive experience in Lisbon.
We look forward hosting your next stay!
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"A great place to stay, a very helpful team."
Left on 05/09/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | BenjaminReviewed May 9, 2012Stayed May 2012
We stayed there for a week with our one year old son. The apartment has recently been renovated from top to bottom. A beautiful work : the place is full of light, clean, well organised and fully equiped (dishwasher, wifi, even an iPod dock and a BBQ...). The terrace with the lemon tree is charming, even though it could be better taken care of...
The view from the apartment is breathtaking, day and night. Location is perfect, a few minutes away from the city centre. Going down. Of course, since the building is just below the castle, it means climbing up back to our place at the end of the day. Plus another three flight of stairs... But it's definitley worth it.
The team at TTL has been very helpful, both on the phone prior to our arrival and after check-in. The only disapointment is due to early check out : 11am. We went for a walk, came back at 10:45, the cleaning ladies were already in full blast, our open suitcase in the middle of the apartment... A sad way to end our vacation. Apart from that, a very good vacation in a very, very pleasant city...
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