About the neighbourhood
As bright yellow trams wind their way through curvy tree-lined streets, Lisboêtas stroll through the old quarters, much as they’ve done for centuries. Village-life gossip in old Alfama is exchanged at the public baths or over fresh bread and wine at tiny patio restaurants as fadistas (proponents of fado, Portugal’s traditional melancholic singing) perform in the background. Meanwhile, in other parts of town, visitors and locals chase the ghosts of Pessoa in warmly lit 1930s-era cafés or walk along the seaside that once saw the celebrated return of Vasco da Gama. Yet, while history is very much alive in centuries-old Lisbon, its spirit is undeniably youthful. In the hilltop district of Bairro Alto, dozens of restaurants and bars line the narrow streets, with jazz, reggae, electronica and fa...
Because this apartment is in the heart of the historical Lisbon, if you like to walk, you can get to almost all of the tourist attractions by walking, but if you had enough, you can buy a “Viva Viagem” Card even with unlimited trips on daily tickets (Bilhete 24h Rede) for the bus, trams, elevators, funiculars, ferries and metro on a very cheap price (even at the airport at arrival).