Bairro Alto Apartments: warmth combined with history
||Travessa do Judeu, 7 – 1200-237 Lisboa
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!
Being in an apartment does not mean being without service!
The apartments were designed and equipped for short and medium-term stays in Lisbon, so that you can feel as if you were in your own home.
We have a permanent support service for everything you need, from questions related to the apartment, with your stay, to clarify any doubts, to requests for information about the city, to advise on a restaurant, shopping center or museum!
For any service you may need or have any questions you may have, use our permanent contact.
All our apartments have service and help-desk open 24/7. Our buildings have a team that is present in the building 365 days a year, who in addition to the daily maintenance of your apartment will be available to help you (these services are included in the daily rate).
The apartments are fully furnished with bed and bath linen, as well as appliances and kitchen utensils. All apartments benefit from a daily cleaning service that includes the change of bed and bath linen after 3 nights, or when necessary. The daily cleaning service does not include cleaning the kitchen, washing the dishes or treating clothes. If the kitchen needs to be cleaned, this service will be charged for an additional cost of € 25.00 /day. We have an optional laundry service.
The apartments are equipped with all the amenities for a pleasant stay. Everything is strictly inventoried. Nothing may be removed from the apartment. Any missing or damaged items will be charged to the client at market price plus a fee of € 30.00/item to cover replacement costs.
The apartments have dozens of cable channels (varies depending on location). If your apartment has a box, you must tune the HDMI on the TV and then turn on the receiver and choose the desired channel. If your apartment does not have a box, just choose the channels using your own command.
In addition to traditional commerce, there are always supermarkets very close to the buildings. It is also possible to get a home delivery service by choosing from a menu from an endless list of restaurants. Optionally, you can also request purchases for your stay, even being possible to have all your purchases done when you arrive at the apartment!
Check-in & Check-out
Check-in is done from 14:00h, and Check-out must be until 12:00h. During the booking period, you can enter the apartment at any time. Arrivals before 14:00 (‘early check-in’), or departures after 12:00 (‘late checkout’), are possible subject to availability at an additional cost of 40% on the published daily rate for the apartment.
The building has several Wi-Fi hotspots. Access is free. The access code can be found at the entrance to the apartment.
On-street parking is normally paid for and is usually secure. However, we suggest the usual care in this type of situation. Please be advised that certain areas have parking meters and are for limited duration parking. Check the map for the nearest covered car parks
All our apartments are non-smoking. If you do not comply with the smoking ban, a €100.00 cleaning and odor removal fee will be charged.
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The nearest subway station is “Baixa/Chiado”. Cais do Sodré and Rossio stations are also nearby.
The Lisbon Serviced Apartments are located just 300 metres from Caís do Sodré Station, a public transport hub, with links to many destinations, both within and outside the city of Lisbon.
The days of relying on Caravels (Portuguese two-masted boats) to carry you from one bank of the river to the other have long since gone. Today you can take modern ferry boats (“cacilheiros”). Trains take you to other parts of the country, while the subway, or metro as it is known locally, takes you around the city of Lisbon. There are also street cars, buses and other public transport links at Caís do Sodré station.
Cais do Sodré station is a 2-minute walk from your apartment. Just a few minutes ride will take you to any point in the city, in comfort and without the usual delays of traffic.
The Sintra railway is also close to the apartment and you can enjoy a trip to one of the most beautiful Portuguese towns. A fast and reliable train service runs alongside the River Tagus towards the Atlantic Ocean and in minutes, you will be on your way out of the city to enjoy Cascais and its, beaches, again taking a comfortable journey without the hassle of coping with road traffic.
Flexibility is yours with eighteen different bus lines within a 2-minute walk from the apartment building.
Modern transport with history
Modern transport and with history. Enjoy both the traditional streetcars and the modern ones, all within a 2-minute walk of the apartments.
The far bank of the River Tagus
Cacilhas, Almada, Caparica. The Tagus River boat from the remodelled Cais do Sodré station will take you from the delights of the city and the river to the famous beaches of Costa da Caparica.
Hundreds of taxis in Lisbon for you
Flexibility, privacy and comfort. In less than a minute’s walk from the apartment building you will find a taxi ready to take you wherever you want to go. If you want to be picked up instead, just call the number below. A taxi from your apartment to the Lisbon airport will cost around € 7.00. Tel.: 218 119 000