A panoramic and fantastic view over the famous hills of the city
If you only remember one thing from this lovely Apartment Sete Colinas, it will be the astonishing views over the Tagus, the city and its hills, with just in front of you the São Jorge Castle or the Graça Church. With a situation at the top the Sant’Ana hill, you will be only few minutes away from the Baixa and the busy streets of Rossio.The area surrounding the apartment:
The freguesia of the Pena which comprises the Sant’Ana hill is one of the oldest historical district in Lisbon. In 1580 died here the famous poet Luis de Camões, author of « Os Lusiadas » and in 1920 was born in the same place Amalia Rodrigues, the well-known portuguese fadista. The area owes even more history, in this very building where the accomodation is, lived Antero de Quental who had had an extensive letter exchange with the famous writer Eça de Queiroz for years. This quiet neighbourhood has still many XVIIIth et XIXth century palaces, like the Palace of Bemposta, residence of the queen D.Catarina de Bragança, widow of king Charles II of England, in early XVIIIth century.
Only 100 mètres away, have a walk in the garden of Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, a green space in the center of the city with a public parking lot. Here you will be surprised by the spontaneous religious fervour of Portuguese people who have honoured the statue of doctor Sousa Martins in front of the faculty of medecine for more than a century. Don’t forget that you are located at the top of a hill and go to the Miradouro / Garden of Torel and admire the view over the occidental part of the city, the avenue of Liberdade, the Eduardo VII park and the São Roque hill. Two choices are for you if you want to go down to the center and towards Rossio or the avenue da Liberdade : walking down the calçada de Santana, a very steep slope leading to the squares of Rossio with many restaurants and shopping zones or alternatively (and a MUST for the return) take the funicular of Lavra, the first transportation to overcome a hill in Lisbon 120 years ago, it links the Largo da Anunciada (at the foot of the hill) with the Travessa do Forno do Torel (at the top).The apartment:
The name of the Sete Colinas Apartment means « seven hills » to evoke the geographic caracteristics of Lisbon, our only twist to the truth is that you can only see five hills from the balcony of the flat ! Now you understood that this holiday accomodation with 60sqm is very sunny and bright as situated on the 4rth floor of an historic typical building of the 19th century (no elevator !). Having just been fully remodeled, it kept the ancient floors, stuc moulding ceilings and the old fireplace in the kitchen, but now offers most high level and modern comfort with its two colourful bedrooms with views. Here 4 people can have a very pleasant stay, since each bedroom has a double bed. The main living room opens towards a balcony surrounding the apartment and has been designed and furnished to provide you with rest after your long walks in the streets of Lisbon. The bathroom is simple but efficient and has been completely remodeled. Finally in the Sete Colinas Apartment there is a true fully equipped kitchen should you want to prepare your own dishes.
An ideal place for an unforgetable stay with views !
This apartment does not have private parking; however, you will find public parking within 200 meters.