Benformoso Apartments – With the world at your door
|Rua do Benformoso, 185 – 1100-394 Lisboa
There are spaces where novelty lurks in every corner. They are dynamic places that propel us on a constant (and fascinating) journey of discovery. Those rare places that have a contagious energy and make us feel alive. The Benformoso apartments, very close to the Largo do Intendente, are in one of those places rich in animation and with a very alternative identity, where the whole planet seems to fit.
This completely rehabilitated building offers you all the conditions you need to discover the charms of this meeting point for different nationalities, cultures and traditions. Come and be dazzled by the liveliness of this very special area!
Rua do Benformoso is ‘movement, color, light’ and sometimes a lively dance floor. Located between Martim Moniz and Largo do Intendente, it is still one of the most precious secrets of the city of Lisbon. Its cultural wealth is unique and deserves to be discovered and explored.
The Benformoso apartments, located on this charismatic street, are, therefore, the ideal choice to enjoy this neighborhood that serves as an address for multiculturalism. Maintaining its initial characteristics, this building has been renovated to guarantee all the necessary amenities for a memorable visit.
Thus, these accommodations include an elevator, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat screen TV with cable channels, washing machine, daily cleaning services, automatic check-in and access code system, so you can enjoy fully when visiting.
The Benformoso apartments, from Lisbon Serviced Apartments, await your visit. With all the comfort, come discover the movement and the colors of one of the liveliest areas in the city of Lisbon.
What will you find in the Benformoso apartments?
The Benformoso apartments, like all accommodation at Lisbon Serviced Apartments, have been decorated according to exquisite standards of elegance and functionality. There are 11 apartments divided into three types: the studios, with 28 to 34 m², where up to two people can stay; the T1 apartments, with 42 to 50 m², capable of accommodating up to three guests; and, finally, the T2 apartments, with an area of 60 m², which can accommodate up to four people.
All of these units have a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, kettle, toaster and basic utensils for preparing light meals. In addition, you have a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. If you need to store your luggage outside your stay-time, you can use our lockers located on the entrance level of the building.
Largo do Intendente: the rejuvenated cool “hood” of the city
Once considered a degraded, and even dangerous place, the Intendent has now a fresh look. After the profound revitalization it underwent, this area became a mandatory stop in the city. Especially for those looking for alternative experiences to the most common tourist circuits.
In the travel supplement of the The New York Times, journalist Chadner Navarro claimed that more and more “well-informed residents and travelers are heading to Intendente, a historic neighborhood in the Portuguese capital that has undergone an impressive remodeling”. After all, this became one of the most interesting, colorful and pulsating areas of Lisbon.
With this rejuvenation, artists, galleries, record, decoration, clothing, vintage stores, cafes, bars and restaurants arrived with inspirations from the four corners of the planet. Casa Independente, a cultural space that also has a bar/restaurant, is housed in a mansion dating back to 1863, a two-minute walk from the Benformoso apartments. It is the ideal place to spend a vivacious evening, combining multiculturalism with a rich and diverse artistic program. It’s worth the visit!
A walk through Lisbon’s fairs
In recent years, Lisbon’s fame has crossed borders. The stunning beauty of its neighborhoods, viewpoints and monuments, its unique light and, of course, the city’s liveliness and excitement contributed greatly to this. To immerse yourself in that liveliness, you can go discover the fairs that take place nearby.
The Feira do Intendente is undoubtedly the most multicultural in the metropolis. Here, on the second Sunday of each month, on the irreverent Rua dos Anjos, you will find organic products, delicacies of very different coordinates, artisans and artists with different aesthetic sensibilities, and even some second-hand objects sellers. All of this immersed in an atmosphere full of color and soul.
Just over a kilometer from the Benformoso apartments, the most famous of Lisbon’s fairs takes place. We speak, of course, of the Feira da Ladra, whose creation dates back to the 13th century. Well, this market takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays in Santa Clara, close to the National Pantheon, with a privileged view of the Tagus River.
This street fair is traditionally dedicated to the trade of used objects; here you can find products as diverse as furniture, antique cameras, pocket watches, books or vinyl records. Among antiques and old things, authentic gems are sometimes discovered – is there any better memory of a visit to Lisbon?
Close to the city sights
One of the great advantages of your stay in the Intendente area will be the proximity to all places of mandatory visit for tourists. Therefore, you will have easy access to unmissable attractions, such as the imposing São Jorge Castle, the Santa Luzia Viewpoint, with a wide view over Alfama and the Tagus River, the Nossa Senhora do Monte Viewpoint, where you can enjoy the bustle from Downtown Pombalina, Praça da Figueira or Praça do Comércio, two of the most iconic (and photographed) spaces in the metropolis. Get lost!