Bairro Alto Apartments: warmth combined with history
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Some people inscribe their identity in certain melodies. Inevitably, this melody inscribes itself in the identity of these people. This is fado, the musical genre that was born in Lisbon, and that continues to fill the nights with life. The comfortable Bairro Alto apartments are located in one of these historic neighbourhoods, where tradition and fado meet bohemia and nightlife.
This historic building has been completely rehabilitated to offer you a comfortable and peaceful stay, in one of the most dynamic and traditional neighbourhoods in Lisbon. Come and discover the unforgettable tradition that lives in the soul of this city!
The Bairro Alto apartments share their walls with the most genuine and traditional Lisbon spirit. This historic building was built in the 19thcentury and still preserves its architectural features. It is an authentic experience of living in an old neighbourhood, on the doorstep of Chiado, and with all the indulgence: the rehabilitation of the building was carried out according to the strictest standards of comfort, to which Lisbon Serviced Apartments customers are accustomed.
Inside, the decor respects the “small & chic” concept, creating a refined and intimate, yet functional atmosphere. So that you don’t miss anything and can enjoy all the autonomy during your stay at the Bairro Alto apartments, this building has an elevator, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, daily cleaning service, a safe, automatic check-in and an access code system. If you need to store your luggage outside of your stay-time, you can use our lockers located on the 4th floor of the building.
Bairro Alto apartments, from Lisbon Serviced Apartments, await your visit. With all this comfort, come and immerse yourself in the most genuine Lisbon tradition!
What will you find in the Bairro Alto apartments?
The Bairro Alto apartments, which you will access through a convenient automatic check-in system, are divided into three: studios, with an area of 45 m², which can accommodate up to two people; Deluxe studios, slightly larger, with 55 m², where up to three guests can stay; and, finally, 1-bedroom apartments, with an area of 75 m² prepared to accommodate four people.
These apartments have been meticulously designed so that you can enjoy the vivacity of this special place, serenely. You will have at your disposal a fully equipped kitchenette with a fridge, oven, stove, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, electric coffee maker, toaster and basic utensils for the preparation of light meals. In turn, the bathroom has a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.
Bairro Alto: the home of tradition
A more attentive walk through Bairro Alto reveals picturesque traces, in some arcades and corners, of 16th-century origin. We are, therefore, in one of the most historical places in the city of Lisbon.
At first, this area was full of people connected to the sea, then the Jesuits arrived and, with them, the nobility. Only later, about 200 years ago, journalists and fadistas came to “furnish” the neighbourhood’s nights with life and animation. There is a reason why these streets are still famous today throughout the metropolis.
In the middle of the 19th century, dozens of artists and writers moved to Bairro Alto. Quickly, cafés, restaurants and taverns were filled with all-nighter intellectual gatherings. Bohemia became intellectualized and Bairro Alto became a blazing centre of amusement and debate. With the arrival of democracy in 1974, freedom invaded these streets, and the neighbourhood became fashionable, as it continues to be to this day.
Silence, “Fado will be sung”
One of the undisputed hallmarks of Lisbon is its fado. The musical genre, born in the 18th century, among the popular sections of the city has, in the meantime, become an authentic identity card for those who live here. In one of the most famous songs, by the renowned fado singer Carlos do Carmo, Lisboa Menina e Moça, we can hear: “And in the highest neighbourhood of dreams / I put the fado I knew how to create”. He is, of course, talking about Bairro Alto.
Bairro Alto apartments offer their guests the unique possibility of immersing themselves in the atmosphere that sets the stage for this “strange way of life”, in the words of the greatest fado singer of all time, Amália Rodrigues. Here, the chords of the Portuguese guitar fill the restaurants, cafes, taverns and alleys with a magical quality.
Every night, this ritual, steeped in centuries of history, is performed. Be sure to live it with the attention and devotion it deserves. You can do it in iconic fado houses in Bairro Alto, such as Café Luso, which opened in 1927, Adega Machado, open since 1937, or O Faia, which has marked Lisbon’s cultural life since 1947. Through these and other spaces, you will have passed and continue to pass the most important names of fado. Unmissable!
At the centre of it all
Your stay in the Bairro Alto apartments will not be lived just through fado. The luxury location of these accommodations in the centre of Lisbon will allow you to be close to some of the most breathtaking sights in the city.
We are two steps away from Chiado, an area famous for its cosmopolitanism, but also from Baixa, Cais do Sodré or Avenida da Liberdade. In this stunning area, you will find the most popular shops and restaurants, but also the most fascinating monuments, buildings and viewpoints of the city. Lose yourself!