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Cozy Apartment in historic Lisbon

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Sofia

Cozy Apartment in historic Lisbon

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Mouraria is where the Moors were allowed to live after the Christian reconquest of Lisbon in 1147, before being expelled together with the Jews in 1497. Little survives from that period except for traces of the medieval wall, but this curiously remains the most multiethnic neighborhood in the city. The majority of the foreign population is from Bangladesh, followed by immigrants from China, India, Pakistan, and Mozambique. It's nonetheless a very authentically Lisbon neighborhood, known as the birthplace of Fado. It was here that the first great Fado singer lived in the 1800s, the legendary Severa who fell in love with a count and took the music of the people to the aristocracy. Other big names related to Fado have lived in the neighborhood, such as World Music star Mariza, who grew up on these streets before reaching the big stages of the world. It had become a very rundown neighborhood, but major renovations starting in 2009 have put it back on the map. It now attracts for its mini-"Chinatown," for the stalls on Martim Moniz Square serving foods from all over the world, and for the cleaned-up Intendente Square which hides one of the most beautiful tiled façades in the city. Another hidden treasure is the interior of the former Colégio dos Meninos Orfãos orphanage on Rua da Mouraria, now divided into several public services, but with a staircase covered with tile panels from the 1700s depicting passages from the Old and New Testaments. Also worth a look is the curious medieval house (one of the oldest in Lisbon) on Largo da Achada behind the Church of St. Christopher, with gothic doors and windows. Next door is another up-and-coming neighborhood, Anjos, following Avenida Almirante Reis with its several notable Art Nouveau buildings. Up the hill you reach one of the least known lookout terraces, the Miradouro do Monte Agudo.
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Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Iron
Washer
Hair dryer
TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM and check out out by 12PM (noon)

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16 Reviews

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Sarah
October 2018
This spot is so perfect and quaint!! I want to live there. What a great use of space. Sweet and simple. You’re right around the corner from Bar 35 which is good for food, coffee, drinks and wifi. The location is perfect but I might recommend ear plugs as there’s usually a grou…
Marjorie User Profile
Marjorie
October 2018
Nice location in Alfama. You are with the locals, and it feels really authentic. Bed is cosy and even though the neighbourhood can be festive at night, windows were enough to stop the noise and leave us enjoying a good night of sleep. When you go out, you have nice places aroun…
Laura User Profile
Laura
June 2018
It’s a very cozy apartment in a traditional neighborhood with easy access to and from downtown and 5 mins to Martin Moniz metro. You must climb steep stairs in the building so be careful and it can be a little noisy but the walls and windows cancel out enough sound. Lots of natur…
Jan User Profile
Jan
October 2018
I had a really great stay at Sofia's place. Although the apartment is small, it had everything I needed and was situated in a beautiful part of town (with stunning views out of both the kitchen and bedroom windows!). Unfortunately, I didn't get to meet Sofia in person, but she wa…
Antonia User Profile
Antonia
October 2018
The Apartment was okay, a bit small but cozy and modern. It could have been a bit cleaner, but it was still okay. We never met Sofia personally, but the communication was always quick and nice and she supported us with tipps and recommendations for Lisbon, which was very kind of …
Jochen User Profile
Jochen
September 2018
The apartment is really small, but cozy and equipped with everything you need for your stay. Everything was as described. While the view at the castle is really nice, the area itself unfortunately was pretty loud, as there were a bunch of guys sitting on the corner and being loud…
Gina User Profile
Gina
September 2018
Very nice and cosy place in a dynamic and lively environment.

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Lisbon, PortugalJoined in December 2017
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16 Reviews
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