Coucher Vert Apartment Lisbon
Official Contact Details - Coucher VertPhone: 00351243592058
Nice and cosy apartment located in a historical neighbourhood of Lisbon,Bairro Alto,on a very calm place and at 2 minutes of the most agitated night of Lisbon.Nice view! Near almost everything!!!
- Price from 32 EUR / Day
- Capacity up to 4 people
- 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 06/24/2009
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This is recently remodelled house, located on the floor ground of an old historic. Has a fantastic view over Santos and Basilica da Estrela.The house is ideal for a couple and suitable for a family with 2 children and one baby.
Bairro Alto:Lisbon's cultural and bohemian heart; night-life and shopping mecca
Bairro Alto is a picturesque working class quarter dating from the 16th century that has traditionally been the city's bohemian haunt of artists and writers.
Its grid of streets is quiet during the day, but is transformed at night into the city's vibrant night-life quarter. Behind colourful and graffiti-ridden fa'ades is a variety of excellent traditional and international restaurants, tourist-packed Fado Houses, and a multitude of sleek bars and stylish alternative fashion shops that stay open until late at night. Throughout the week, and especially on weekends you'll find people of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles bar-hopping through the cobbled lanes or standing outside with a drink in hand enjoying the city's usual mild nights.
The main commercial streets are Rua do Norte, Rua da Atalaia, and Rua do Diario de Noticias, from where it is easy to reach Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara (a garden-terrace with a panoramic view over the city), and two of the city's most interesting churches: Sao Roque with its magnificent baroque interior and the romantic Gothic ruins of Carmo Church.
Chiado shops Neighboring Chiado is an elegant, sophisticated district of theaters, bookshops, old-style cafes, art nouveau jewelry shops and luxurious international names such as Hermes and Cartier.
All of this makes it one of the most prestigious areas in the world according to a worldwide study conducted by an international company in 2005, ranking it ninth right after well-known places like 5th Avenue in New York, Oxford Street in London, and the Champs Elysees in Paris. Although it may lack much of the glitz of those famous streets, it scored points for charm and the quality of customer service in its businesses.
You may evaluate it yourself by going into the opulently gilded Tavares Rico Restaurant opened in 1784, by taking a look at the fine porcelain of the Vista Alegre shop, or checking out the boutique of Ana Salazar, one of Portugal's international fashion designers that also has collections of interior design and accessories.
Alternative Bairro Alto shops Much of the area was destroyed in a fire in 1988, but has since been reborn. It remains one of Lisbon's most beloved districts, with reminders of its past as the center of the city's intellectual life, with statues of literary figures such as Fernando Pessoa, Luis de Camoes, and Eca de Queiroz.
Up the hill is Principe Real, an area known for its antique and interior design shops on Rua Dom Pedro V and Rua da Escola Politecnica, and also for being the city's gay quarter with a number of gay bars and clubs. In the streets from the Principe Real Garden down to the river front, especially in Rua de Sao Marcal, are attractive 19th century town houses and some of the most tranquil spots in the city, such as the leafy Praia das Flores.
To the west is the district of Estrela, dominated by a huge domed basilica. It is not too far from the country's parliament, the neoclassical Sao Bento Palace, and connects to the west to opulent Lapa, the diplomatic quarter with grand embassy buildings and old mansions. It is also the site of the Ancient Art Museum, one of the city's top attractions.
Prices & deals
- Lowest Daily Price:
- 32 EUR
- Highest Daily Price:
- 55 EUR
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 220 EUR
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 346 EUR
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- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
This is one of the only groundfloor houses still in existence in Lisbon's historic Bairro Alto.The house was built by Marques de Pombal one of the greatest architectural geniuses of his time .The buildings were redesigned in 1936 to create inhabitable houses, one of which is this house, and it receives the most light and has the most beautiful view of all, over Santos-o-Velho and the Bas'lica da Estrela (EN), one of Lisbons most beautiful monuments.
Bairro Alto & Chiado TIPS
The area's top 3 sights: Ancient Art Museum, S'o Roque Church, Carmo Church
Don't forget to: Return to Bairro Alto at night for its vibrant nightlife and some of the city's best restaurants, bars, and alternative shops.
Off the beaten path: The popular tram 28 passes by, but few stop to see the pretty Estrela Basilica.
Transportation: Take the metro or walk from downtown to reach Chiado and Bairro Alto. To get to Estrela and Lapa, take tram 28 or 25.
Recommended Hotels: Regency Chiado Hotel, As Janelas Verdes
Recommended Restaurants: Pap'A'orda, Tavares Rico, A Travessa, Oliviers, Conventual, Imp'rio dos Sentidos
MAP of Bairro Alto & Chiado: Where to locate all of Bairro Alto and Chiado's sights
Bairro Alto & Chiado Attractions
S'o Roque Church - Home of the world's most expensive chapel
Miradouro de S'o Pedro de Alc'ntara - A garden with a panoramic view over the city.
Cam'es Square - A busy square and meeting place between Chiado and Bairro Alto.
Chiado Museum - Museum of Portuguese contemporary art.
S'o Carlos Theater - The city's La Scala-inspired opera house.
Carmo Church - Romantic Gothic ruins evocative of the Great Earthquake.
Principe Real - Charming leafy square.
Miradouro de Santa Catarina - A terrace and caf' with a view.
Botanical Garden - An enchanting botanical garden.
Basilica da Estrela - Pretty domed basilica.
Estrela Gardens - Pleasant park with exotic plants.
S'o Bento Palace - The country's Neoclassical parliament.
Marionette Museum - Lovely collection of puppets from around the world.
Ancient Art Museum - Fascinating Oriental and European art
- 31 Rua Nova do Loureiro, 1200-293, Lisbon, Portugal
- Accommodation located in:
- business district, city, coastal, downtown, near cultural interest, near fishing area, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near the beach, near water sports, old town!
Amenities & services
Television with DVD player and 7.1 surround sound system. The Kitchen is equipated with electrical hob, pans, plates, cutlery and other usefull equipments.
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