: Terreiro do Paço
: Santa Apolónia
: Costa da Caparica
: Arcaz Velho
: Club de Golfe Belavista
: Sr. Fado
Just a short walk to major sights such as the National Pantheon - where the famous fado singer Amalia rodrigues is buried - and which is just round the corner, the Fado Museum, Lisbon Castle and Lisbon Cathedral, together with the central squares of Rossio and Praça do Comércio, and the wonderful 'miradouros' (viewpoints) of Alfama, like the Portas do Sol, and Miradouro Santa Luzia.
This area has plenty of cafeterias, bars, traditional fado restaurants, as well as the small village-type shops typical of Alfama.
In the Santa Apolonia station just 150 metres away there is a 'Pingo Doce' supermarket and just opposite the station there is a Chemist's (pharmacy). On the opposite side of the main road, next to the river, there is a large open-air car park which charges approx. 5 Euro per day.
Golf: The local Lisbon golf course is the Club de Golfe Belavista - Av. Avelino Teixeira Mota, Tel: 21 8310860 - located in the centre of Lisbon, just 15 minutes from our apartment.
Length: 1965 metres
Perhaps the most famous course is at the upmarket Penha Longa Golf Club in a former monastic estate, designed by Robert Trent Jones and that has hosted the Portuguese Open.
The Estoril Golf Club, right on the A5 motorway from Lisbon to Cascais, has 27 holes designed by McKenzie Ross. This also hosts the Portuguese Open and international competitions.
Quinta de Marinha, just outside Cascais on the Guincho road, was also designed by Robert Trent Jones and is part of a holiday complex, featuring a driving range, six tennis courts and a hotel.
Another option is Campo de Golfe de Belas, near Queluz-Belas train station, a Championship-standard golf course designed by William Rocky Roquemore.