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Spirit Of 1512 - Once Upon A Time In Lisbon

Apartment with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in Săo Vicente de Fora, Lisbon Metropolitan Area

From £1,069 per week

Apartment to rent in Săo Vicente de Fora, Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Situated in the city centre and in one of the most typical areas of Lisbon, you will find an elegant and romantic place to stay.

  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Near supermarket
  • Near bar
  • Near restaurant

Apartment overview - owner's description

A building dating back to 1512. A former convent destroyed by the 1755 earthquake, was recovered to become a very special apartment.
The old convent kitchen now converted into a single room features fireplace with traces of the violent earthquake. The entire space has traces of sec XVI and XVII. Columns, old stairs, forged irons. Traces of the eighteenth century tiles are shown at the entrance. A kitchen adapted from an old hallway that led to the other dependencies of the convent, features modern design and almost high-tech. The dining room with decorative tribute to the Chinese porcelain of the eighteenth century of Portuguese comissions.
Two very special rooms, facing the majestic fireplace, recall the old cells of the convent. A small toilet, that was recovered from an old one.
The master bedroom reveals a more modern decor but with references to a older times furniture.
The main bathroom with two basins, spa bath and shower.
An apartment of 1500, with facilities of the twenty-first century.
One of the oldest districts in Lisbon, Alfama is spread out on the slope between the Lisbon Castle and the Tejo river. Its name comes from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning fountains or baths. It contains many important historical attractions, with many Fado bars and restaurants.

During the times of Moorish domination, Alfama constituted the whole of the city, which later grew to the West (Baixa neighborhood). The great 1755 Lisbon Earthquake did not destroy the Alfama district, which has remained a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares. Lately the neighborhood has been invigorated with the renovation of the old houses and restaurants, where Fado - typical Portuguese melancholy music - can be enjoyed.

Overlooking the Alfama district is the mediaeval Castelo de São Jorge, the royal residence until the early 16th century and now offering the best views of the city. On the slopes of Alfama there are other terraces (miradouros) from which to see the city such as the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, near the church of the same name and over remnants of the Moorish city walls, and the Miradouro das Portas do Sol (Gates of the Sun). Also located near Santa Luzia Miradouro is the Museu de Artes Decorativas (Museum of Decorative Arts), a 17th century mansion with magnificent interiors.

Among the churches of the Alfama district are the Lisbon Cathedral (12th-14th centuries), the oldest of the city and located to the West of the neighborhood, the Convento da Graça (an 18th century convent) near the Castle, the mannerist Monastery São Vicente de Fora (late 16th-18th century) where the Kings of the House of Braganza are buried, and the baroque Church of Santa Engrácia (17th century), now converted into a National Pantheon for important Portuguese personalities.

Rental licence or registration number: 21405/AL


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This apartment is:

400m from the nearest bar 100m from the nearest restaurant 100m from the nearest supermarket 4km from Aeroporto de Lisboa airport from Flea Market
Outside this apartment in Săo Vicente de Fora, Lisbon Metropolitan Area
This apartment is in the city but in a quiet area. Car hire is not necessary as the apartment is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is not available.

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Updated 27 February 2019

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 11 May 2021 - 11 May 2024: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 7 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



  • Cleaning

    £25.79 per booking, paid with booking

  • City Tax

    £1.72 per person per night, paid locally


  • Late Check In

    20€ for check ins after 21h, paid locally

  • Breakfast - children

    £10.32 per person per night, paid locally

  • Breakfast - adult

    £11.18 per person per night, paid locally



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


2 bathrooms, 1 Separate WC


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, Satellite / cable


Living area seat 1, Dining area seat 1, Air conditioning throughout property, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire optional


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Suitable for

Single gender groups


Private Owner From Lisboa, Portugal Member since Feb 2019

Last seen: 20 days ago

Number of properties: 6

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