- Room Type:Entire Apartment
- Max Guests:4
- Min Stay:2
- Pets Allowed:No
- satellite / cable
- wireless internet
- linens provided
- local activities guide
- towels provided
- basic soaps
- activities guide
- sofa bed
- toilet paper
- parking on street
- local maps
- mini refrigerator
- lawn / garden
- wood deck
- porch / veranda
- gated community
- beach chairs
- outdoor pool
- children welcome
- pets considered
- long-term renters welcome
- sight seeing
- horseback riding
- eco tourism
apartment inserted in cottage with pool, 2 terraces and hills
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Situated in Lisbon, this 1 bedroom apartment accommodates up to 4 guests and starts at just EUR 47 per night.
The accommodation is 50 sqm. It is located on the ground floor.
This apartment is child-friendly. It also has internet (wifi) access. It features 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed / futon and has 1 bathroom. Bed linens and towels are included.
Additionally, it offers a kitchen with a dish washer, a fridge, a freezer, a microwave, a toaster, and a washing machine. The property has a barbecue and a terrace. Guests can also enjoy a CD player and a TV.
The property is suitable for smokers. Pets are not permitted.
6 guests have been welcomed to this property.
Once you have booked, your host will contact you to arrange your check in.
Charming apartment in the heart of Alfama, renovated and decorated with fine art prints of original photography. Ideal for families and guests with reduced mobility. Near the subway and a short walk from 28 tram, Downtown and the Castle.
Set in a small ancient building in a typical Alfama street, Alfama Photography House features a spacious living room, two bedrooms and a cozy reading room overlooking the Tagus River. It comfortably houses up to 6 people and is perfectly suited for families and guests with reduced mobility, as there are only two steps from the street level. The small balcony and the bedroom windows bring in the famous Lisbon white light and allow for river views.
The building´s original construction date is uncertain but possibly predates the 1755 earthquake. We do know it kept the exact some structure since the late 19th Century - take a look at the photos we found in the Town Hall archives. We also know it was thoroughly renovated, as we have been living in the upstairs apartment ourselves for a number of years now.
Decoration is a mixture of modern and vintage furniture, most of which collected from our family houses. All the walls are covered with fine art prints of original photography by one of us (you will have to guess who).
The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, microwave/electric oven, refrigerator with small freezer, espresso and regular coffee machines, toaster, electric kettle and hand blender, together with all the cooking gear you need to prepare homely meals, should you prefer to have a break from the numerous small restaurants in the quarter.
The house has high speed WIFI Internet, cable TV with more than 100 channels and Smart TV with media player, through which you can access our extensive film, series and music library, with lots of kids movies. A selection of board games and books (in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish) is also available.
There is a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board. There is no dryer – you’ll have to hang your clothes out to dry in the balcony drying rack, like the locals do. There is a hair dryer, though; no need to stick your neck out the window after the shower in the small but functional WC.
Our own home is located in the same building - just next door and upstairs – so we will be there to welcome you, give insider tips and help with any problems or doubts you might have regarding the house.
Alfama is a historic district that maintains much of the character and neighborhood life it has had for centuries. Stroll around the narrow streets and alleys and find out for yourself. The house is right in the heart of it. On one end of the street lies Santo Estevao Church, with its beautiful viewpoint overlooking the river and the old city rooftops. On the opposite end, there is a small square with a children’s playground, surrounded by trees.
The streets around the house are dotted with small groceries where you can buy much of the food you need. Just around the corner you can also find a bakery – with freshly baked bread twice a day – cafes, small restaurants, two barber shops and a tailor. And, of course, some of the most famous Fado houses in town. The Fado Museum is also nearby, as is the National Panteon and Lisbon’s flea market (Tuesdays and Saturdays).
If you feel like a little modernity, you won’t have to travel far: less than a 5 min walk downhill (well, on your way there, at least), near Santa Apolonia train station and cruise terminal, you can find a modern supermarket, a gourmet charcuterie serving brunch, the best pizza in town, designer shops and Lisbon’s hipster club (Lux).
Alfama Photography House is a 5 min walk from Lisbon’s main railway station (Santa Apolonia) which also has a subway station that connects to the airport within less than 30 min. Coming from the airport by taxi should take no more than 15 min.
There are two secure car parks (one open air and one covered auto silo) within a short walk from the house.
The house location makes it a perfect base for exploring Lisbon city center: 3 min walk from the famous 28 tram line; 10 min walk from downtown (Baixa); 15 min walk from the Castle; and 5 min walk from a subway station connecting to other city highlights.
Apartment fully equipped and furnished with the Mirador de Santa Luzia / São Jorge Castle / Portas do Sol / Alfama old town. Electric n. 28-20 feet, local commerce. Ideal for holidays. Fully equipped kitchen. Two single bed and a sofa bed for two people.
Tourist area with magnificent views and local commerce.
The apartment has: washing machine, coffee machine, microwave, stove, fridge ... pans, dishes, silverware ...
In the rooms is bed linen and bath towels.
Surprise gift in the refrigerator.
Breathtaking views and a medieval maze; the village within a city; the historical soul of Lisbon
See Alfama on a Segway with these Lisbon Segway Tours!
Viewpoint in Alfama Alfama is Lisbon's most emblematic quarter and one of the most rewarding for walkers and photographers thanks to its medieval alleys and outstanding views.
Because its foundation is dense bedrock, it survived the 1755 earthquake, and a walk through this old-fashioned residential neighborhood is now a step back in time. It is a village within a city still made up of narrow streets, tiny squares, churches, and whitewashed houses with tile panels and wrought-iron balconies adorned with pots of flowers, drying laundry, and caged birds.
It was settled by the Romans and Visigoths (it was also an important Jewish quarter in the 15th century), but it was the Moors who gave the district its atmosphere and name (alhama means springs or bath, a reference to the hot springs found in the area). They were also responsible for its web of streets created as a defense system, while at the same time enabling their homes to remain cool in the summer.
Alfama alley Most of the older residents have lived here all their lives and retain a strong sense of community, although their rent-controlled homes are now dilapidated, and an increasing number of wealthier people are investing in their properties and moving in.
Alfama has influenced poets and novelists, and although Bairro Alto is the city's traditional Fado quarter, it is Alfama that has always been the inspiration for Fado songs, and is becoming just as popular with Fado Houses.
The district has an intangible quality that needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated, and the best way to get to know it is to get a little lost (something almost impossible to avoid), and wander around admiring the postcard-perfect views, visiting the churches, and walking up to the castle for the most breathtaking panorama of the city and the greatest sunsets.
Contrasting with these timeless images is a trendy modern development by the waterfront across from Santa Apolonia train station. It houses stylish design shops, restaurants, and one of Europe's top clubs, "Lux."
Put away your map and follow this suggested itinerary through the most picturesque streets and alleys of Alfama: Alfama self-guided walking tour itinerary