GPS: LAT 38.710387º LONG -9.138080º
1. Bairro Alto at 5 minutes.
2. Chiado at 3 minutes.
3. Praça do Camões a 4 minutes.
4. MUDE (Design and Fashion Museum) at 2 minutes.
5. Terreiro do Paço at 5 minutes.
6. Casa dos Bicos at 6 minutes.
7. Fado Museum at 7 minutes.
8. Cais do Sodré at 8 minutes.
9. Estação de Santa Apolónia at 10 minutes.
10. Alfama at 14 minutes.
11. Graça at 15 minutes.
12. Jardim do Príncipe Real at 15 minutes.
13. Nearest metro station: Baixa-Chiado (green and blue lines).
14. Lisbon international airport: 8 Km distance (about 20 minutes).
15. Good beaches are about 20 Km distance (25 minutes by train).
You are going to stay in the privileged location of all, with a wide variety of native places and tourist routes. From where you can walk in the old streets of Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto, Castelo São Jorge or along the "Tejo" river or enjoy the old tram-cars, characteristics of this 7-hills city.
Climbing Baixa-Chiado you'll discover Bairro Alto: a picturesque old neighbourhood in the heart of the city, with narrow streets, where the great offer is the architecture, small traditional shops, bookstores, restaurants, teahouses, and mainly the best bars in the city in terms of nightlife offers and several sightseeing spots. Day or night, the streets environment and the mix of people that you'll find is, for sure, one main reason to wander around this neighbourhood.
Baixa-Chiado (the downtown) is the liveliest area for Lisbon; it is the main shopping and banking district that stretches from the riverfront to the main avenue (Av. da Liberdade). It remains an impressive district, with elegant squares, pedestrian streets, in a mix of traditional with modern, traditional commerce shopping areas: a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, terraces, pastry shops, theatres, street performers and several street vendors selling everything, all in the historical charming area. Ridding from Baixa to Bairro Alto in the iron structure of Santa Justa Lift is something that you should also do, due to its impressive neo-gothic style. Next to Chiado you have Carmo, a place that holds some of the most fascinating historical places in the city. You should experience visit the ruins of Convento do Carmo and its' gothic church as well as the Archaeological Museum of Carmo (with a wide collection of artifacts that goes from the pre-historic up to the baroque times).
Avenida da Liberdade is the main avenue of the city. Discover in this boulevard the elegancy of the fountains, cafe terraces shaded by the trees and the branded shops that hold, becoming the most cosmopolitan international shopping zone of Lisbon. From one side of the avenue, you can travel from Restauradores to Bairro Alto in Elevador da Glória – a typical ride for natives as well as tourists. But, if you decide to discover the other side of Avenida da Liberdade, you can be carried by Ascensor do Lavra, cclassified as National Monument, in one of the steepest city travel you can find.
From the Apartments you'll take 50 meters to get to the subway station, or to travel on the famous Tram-28, which covers the exciting, popular and historical neighbourhoods of Lisbon as Alfama, Castelo de Sao Jorge and Graça. Don't forget to discover this area on a Tuesday or Saturday morning. This way you can visit one of the most popular street markets "Feira da Ladra", where you can find almost anything, old or new. In the, as well famous, Tram-15 you can be at the Monastery of Jerónimos, Belém and river surrounding area – don't forget to try the "Pasteís de Belém" internationally known pastries, visit the National Coach Museum and CCB, a Foundation that hosts several cultural events (theatre, dance, classical music, jazz, opera and cinema) which also holds the permanent famous exhibition Berardo Collection.
Marquês de Pombal Square, as well close to the apartments, is located between Avenida da Liberdade, Parque Eduardo VII and Saldanha Square. It is a remarkable and historic city square, where you'll find the intersection of underground lines and bus stops. It is where the majority of transportation serving Lisbon region converge. Cais-do-Sodré Train Station (1 Km away) can make you travel in a romantic train trip to the sandy beaches of Carcavelos, Estoril, Cascais or Guincho (internationally known for its surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing conditions and great landscape). Santa Apolónia Station (1.4 Km away) can also make you travel to Costa da Caparica, Tróia or Vicentine Coast sandy beaches.
MUDE – Design and Fashion Museum (150 meters from the apartments), Casa dos Bicos ("Beaked House"), one of the most emblematic buildings of the Portuguese Capital - not only because of its curious name, but also for its façade decoration originality, covered with diamond-shaped stones (200 meters away), the Fado Museum (1.2 Km distance). Another must is visiting the Calouste Gulbenkien Museum (4 Km away) which shows Oriental and Classical Art as well as European Art. Its garden was designed by renowned Portuguese landscape architects, making it one of the most emblematic and representatives of the modern movement in Portugal. A little bit ahead it's the Museu do Oriente (3 Km away) that promotes the Portuguese presence in Asia and the respective and distinct Asian cultures, and the Museu da Electricidade ("The Tejo Power Station") - one of Lisbon's architectural landmarks and boasts a façade of undeniable beauty, 5 Kms distance. Going on a different direction, it's the National Tile Museum (4 Km away), a place that brings together the most important examples of tile in Portugal, tiles from the 15th century to the current days.