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Unique apartment: 18th century glazed tiles (azulejos) in city center

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, living room, dining room, 1 full bathroom, kitchen, sleeps up to 2

In the center of town, close to the Parliament, a short walking distance to Chiado and Bairro Alto, with their nightlife, shops, museums and theatres, and on the route of tram 28, the most scenic tram in Lisbon...

The building underwent full renovation in 2004 and the project was awarded the second prize in an yearly competition that appraises the reconstruction of old town buildings throughout Portugal. Its major source of beauty are the glazed tiles (azulejos), dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, which are different from floor to floor, thus rendering each apartment unique.

'Azulejos award-winning apartment' registry 12630/AL.

More Details

Ana Cardoso
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

Why Ana Cardoso chose Santa Catarina

I saw the glazed tiles and the wooden floors and that was it -- decision taken! Also, I had attended school very close by, so everything felt like home.


Santa Catarina Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 double
  • Sofa-bed in living room. Crib available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
The apartment is a second floor in building without elevator.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

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Unique apartment: 18th century glazed tiles (azulejos) in city center
average rating of 4.716981 based on 53 reviews

Great location

  • 3 of 5

Very nice unit in centuries old building with great location in Bairo Alto on tram line. Great restaurants and shops in area. Safe. Up 2.5 levels, no elevator. Helpful contact. Only complaint was very noisy. Easily hear everything from upstairs and tram starts up early. If you are a light sleeper or have mobility issues this is not the place for you. Other than those issues a great place for a stay in Lisbon

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Speichendorf Germany/St Paul MN

Beautiful apt...beautiful city

  • 5 of 5

The beautiful tiles of Lisbon were my favorite part and to come home to the lovely tiles and wood in this apt was amazing. The apt is quite large with a separate living room, dining room, bedroom and kitchen. Perfect location with easy transit access. Very comfy bed with plenty of storage. Quiet street.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surrey, B. C. Canada

Spacious comfortable apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Great value for this spacious apartment. It is historical, comfortable and the hostess Ana and Helena who welcomed us were immediate with their communications. It was fun watching the trams trundle by during the day from the many doors and windows, all of which looked new. As the bedroom is at the back of the apt our sleep was not hampered by the tram. Highly recommend a stay here as everything worked great. Our only warning is the stairs are at a steep grade. As we are seniors and were traveling with 19 kilos in our luggage the stairs were a challenge. Helena helped upon arrival and we each took an end on departure.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tastefully restored apartment

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently located. attractive apartment with good facilities. Helpful owners.

Very handy for 28 tram, which stops very nearby. Butchers down stairs and bakery across the road. Not too far to a supermarket.

The stairs to this second floor apartment are very steep and as Lisbon has lots of steep roads, they can be a challenge when you get home if you have any mobility issues.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What you see is what you get!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just as described on VRBO. It was very clean and the location was perfect because you were in a 'real' neighborhood but very close to tourist attractions within walking distance. It was easy to communicate with Ana. She responded quickly and was very professional and honest. Helena was there to greet us upon our arrival and gave excellent instructions and a pleasure to talk to. We highly recommend this apartment for a nice stay in Lisbon.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lovely appartment

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Lisbon and the apartment as a space was terrific - roomy, well appointed and comfortable. The kitchen has everything you might need. There is an ironing board and washing machine and there is a pretty decent grocery store within a three minute walk. There is a lot of natural light in the apartment and the place is quite airy with the help of some carefully placed fans (we were visiting in late July and early August when it was pretty hot).

Our communications with the property manager and owner were fantastic and very prompt. We were met with the keys at the time it was arranged and the manager was very helpful arranging taxis for us and providing us with vital information about the city and arranging travel outside of the city. The owners and management team were fantastic.

The apartment was fairly noisy though. Automobiles, motorcycles and tram cars run by on the street until very late and night and there are a lot of pedestrian revelers out of the streets until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning (at least in the time of year we were staying there). The upstairs neighbors were also consistently noisy moving around on thumping for long periods of time on the floor overhead. None of the noise issues are the fault of the owners but of the location (and the upstairs neighbors). We enjoyed our stay but did have some difficulties from time to time sleeping at night because of the noise issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lisbon airport
Nearest Ferry
0.9 Miles
Cais do Sodré ferry
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Quinta da Marinha Oitavos course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Santos station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
E01 and A5
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: not necessary

Five to ten minutes walking distance you'll find bohemian Bairro Alto, with its nightlife and alternative shops. A couple of steps further you're in Chiado, a more sophisticated district, with old-style cafes, theaters, and renowned shops.

Head in that same direction strolling along the narrow streets closer to the river and you can enjoy nice views of Lisbon and the river from Miradouro (Belvedere) Santa Catarina.

Walking a few minutes the opposite direction as you leave the apartment, you find S. Bento street with its antique shops and the national parliament. Santos, labeled the 'design district' for its cluster of shops dedicated to design, is 2,000 feet (600m) away.

Principe Real, with the botanic garden, several gay bars and clubs, interior design shops, and more antique shops, is located 2,000 feet (600m) from the apartment.

To go to Alfama and the castle or the flea market on a Saturday or Tuesday morning, catch tram 28 (for 1 mile, 1.6 km) (the stop heading in that direction is located on the street behind the building).

At the nearby Santos station you can take the train to visit Estoril and Cascais or enjoy their beach (30 minute train ride).

The Marina Doca Alcantara is 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away, with a direct 2 minute train connection to Santos station (which is less than 10 minutes walking from the apartment).

Lisbon synagogue is 1 mile (1.6 km) away.

Cafés, pastry shops, small groceries, restaurants, and old-fashioned shops go without mentioning, as there are so many of them all around...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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