Castelo S. Jorge Apartments: overlooking the past
|Rua Marquês Ponte de Lima 27, 1100-335 Lisboa
Some places have always served as a portal for other eras. They lead our imagination to what life was like in the past, living as a royal court, for example. Fortunately, some cities are still marked by the places that keep those stories ‘alive’ and, thus, help us travel through the centuries of History. The Castelo S. Jorge apartments, in the heart of a typical and popular neighbourhood, offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of one of these historic places.
This modern building, with a privileged location, will allow you to enjoy a stay full of history and tradition. With all of this comfort, come and experience this journey into the past!
The Castelo S. Jorge apartments are located in the renovated historic centre of Lisbon. Located between Costa do Castelo and the dynamic Praça do Martim Moniz, the most multicultural in the city, these accommodations allow you to enjoy a few days in complete calmness in a place marked by the vivid presence of memories.
The building has been completely rehabilitated with care to maintain its original characteristics. So, while integrating perfectly into the architectural design of this iconic place, the Castelo S. Jorge apartments, from Lisbon Serviced Apartments, have all the amenities to make you feel at home. Here, the decoration strives for simplicity and functionality.
The accommodation has free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, television with satellite channels, daily cleaning services, an access code system and automatic check-in, so that you can have greater autonomy. Access our street comfortably via the escalator that connects to Martim Moniz. Since this is a small building, typical of a historic area, access to the floors is done traditionally, by stairs. Immerse yourself in the experience of living in a genuine Lisbon space!
Castelo S. Jorge apartments, from Lisbon Serviced Apartments, await your visit. With all of this comfort and tranquillity on offer, come and live the history pages of this magical city!
What will you find in Castelo S. Jorge apartments?
Castelo S. Jorge apartments are divided into four types. On the entrance floor, with direct access from the street, you will find a studio, with an area of 25 m², which can accommodate up to two people; and a deluxe studio, with 38 m², where four guests can sleep. On the upper floors (from 1-4), there are the Superior studios, with an area of 25 m², for up to two people; and, finally, the T2 Deluxe apartments, with an area of 45 m², and capacity to comfortably accommodate up to five guests.
In these accommodations, you will find everything you need for a quiet and self-sufficient experience in the historic heart of Lisbon. In this way, you will have at your disposal a kitchenette with a hob, dishwasher, oven, fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee machine and basic utensils for the preparation of light meals.
In addition, the Castelo S. Jorge apartments have parquet floors, a washing machine, a dining area, a safe, and a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Even with all of these facilities at your disposal, the greatest luxury of these accommodations is the possibility to immerse yourself in the history of the city. See how.
Castle of São Jorge: imposing address of History
Completely dominating the landscape of one of the hills of Lisbon, the Castle of São Jorge is one of the most iconic, important and ancient monuments in the city. The construction of its walls dates back to the 11th century, the oldest reference being in a document from the 12th century.
After the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques overcame the Moorish fence and conquered the city in 1147 the Castle of São Jorge experienced its heyday, as a space reserved for the royal court. However, from the 16th century onwards, the Crown moved to Terreiro do Paço (also known as Praça do Comércio) and the Castle began to serve a military function.
Over time, it gradually deteriorated. However, in 1940 it underwent a profound intervention of requalification and returned to gain the stature that we know today. So, strolling there is an experience that you cannot go without!
A visit to the Castle
With a medieval aesthetic, the Castle of São Jorge presents its visitors with an authentic journey through time. At the entrance, you will find a bronze statue of D. Afonso Henriques, immortalized in history as “The Conqueror”. Between walls and towers, you will also have the opportunity to explore an obscure chamber that will allow you to observe, in real-time and in 360º, the city of Lisbon.
Finally, you must stroll through the gardens of the Castle, in the shade of the main indigenous species of the Portuguese forest, such as the cork oak, stone pine or fruit trees. The elevated position of this grandiose monument offers the best view of the city, according to the opinion of many ‘Lisboners’. Come and contemplate the unique beauty of this place full of history.
A walk through Lisbon’s tradition
The pages of the country’s history books are starred by some special figures, whose life and work mark the identity of an entire people. Well, very close to the Castelo S. Jorge apartments, you will find the last address of some of the most illustrious Portuguese people of all times. We speak, of course, about the National Pantheon.
This Italian-inspired Baroque monument, whose construction began in the 16th century, houses the graves of central personalities in the History of Portugal. We refer, for example, to names like Luís de Camões, one of the greatest national poets; Vasco da Gama, who discovered the sea route to India; or Amália Rodrigues, the greatest fado singer of all time.
Right next door, in Santa Clara, you will find the most famous of the metropolis’ street markets: Feira da Ladra. Held on Saturdays and Tuesdays, this is the ideal place to find second-hand antiques and objects. But the range of essential places to visit does not stop there.
Take time to explore the multicultural richness of Praça Martim Moniz, where you can find shops, restaurants, cafes and kiosks with inspiration from countries in the four corners of the planet. Then, you can take advantage of the proximity of Downtown Pombalina and Chiado to take some pictures or shop in its iconic streets.