Príncipe Real Apartments: cosmopolitan comfort
|Rua das Taipas, 12-14 – 1250-266 Lisboa
Some places are known for their unique charisma. This is the case with Príncipe Real, the well-known residential neighbourhood that has ‘charm’ carved into its identity. This is, without a doubt, one of the most cosmopolitan spots in the city of Lisbon; famous for its innovative and avant-garde atmosphere. It is precisely this spirit that you will enjoy during your visit to the elegant Príncipe Real Apartments.
This rehabilitated building will provide you with a comfortable and peaceful stay, full of modernity. Come and get lost in one of the most charismatic corners of the city of Lisbon!
Two steps away from the iconic Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara, the quiet Rua das Taipas offers a breathtaking view of Lisbon. This is where you will find the Príncipe Real apartments, from Lisbon Serviced Apartments, the ideal accommodation for those who want to get to know this lively area up close, close to the most sought-after tourist attractions in the metropolis.
While still keeping the features of the 1940s architecture, the building has been completely renovated to provide the necessary amenities for a comfortable and autonomous experience. Among the 20 Príncipe Real apartments, some of them with a privileged view of the city, you can choose from: the 37 m² studio, which can accommodate up to three people; the T1 apartments, with an area of 47 m² or 55 m² (in the case of Deluxe), able to receive up to four guests; and, finally, the T2, 90 m², where up to five people can stay.
The Príncipe Real apartments, from Lisbon Serviced Apartments, await your visit. Come and get to know the Lisbon neighbourhood up close, serving as an address for charisma and modernity!
What will you find in the Príncipe Real apartments?
The building, very close to some of the most trendy and cosmopolitan areas of the city, such as Avenida da Liberdade, Chiado or Bairro Alto, will offer you everything you need for a memorable stay. We have an elevator, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, daily cleaning services and an access code system, so you can enjoy all the independence in your accommodation.
For fully autonomous meals, the Príncipe Real apartments have a kitchenette equipped with a dishwasher, hob, fridge, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and all basic utensils. In addition, you have a flat-screen TV, washing machine and private bathroom (two in the case of T2) with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. If you need to store your luggage outside of your stay-time, you can use our lockers located on the 2ndfloor of the building.
Finally, to provide you with all the comfort, it is important to mention that maintenance cleaning is daily, as well as the supply of bathroom consumables. The replacement of bed linen and towels is done after 3 days of stay (or upon request). A stay in the Príncipe Real apartments with princely treatment – after all, it couldn’t be any other way!
A cool neighbourhood is a neighbourhood with a ‘world’ in it
In 2018, Time Out magazine considered Príncipe Real the fifth coolest neighbourhood in the world. According to the publication, which compiled a list of 50 locations spread across the globe, in this charming neighbourhood, “some of the best restaurants, shops, gardens or markets come together”.
In a short walk down the Rua da Escola Politécnica, for example, it is easy to see that this was the address chosen by a large number of stores with bold identities, avant-garde brands or restaurants with flavours that transport us to all corners of the globe. With great doses of grace, the world is right here.
A historical tour of Príncipe Real
When we talk about Príncipe Real, we are referring to King D. Pedro V, son of the remarkable Queen D. Maria II. Born in 1837, this monarch, who died at the age of 24, became known in history with some suggestive names: “the Saint”, “the Hopeful” or “the Beloved”.
Given his premature disappearance, this king had little time to govern the destinies of the country. Still, he continues to be remembered for the high moral standards that guided his performance as heir to the crown. Some say that his kindness and passion remain in the romantic garden baptized in his honour.
We speak, of course, about the Jardim do Príncipe Real, built in the middle of the 19th century. In this green, flowery and peaceful space, you can find a playground, kiosks with terraces, a small outdoor market with organic products (on the last Saturday and Monday of each month), a pond with a fountain, and even a tree classified as being of public interest – a huge cedar-of-Buçaco more than 20 meters in diameter.
Must-see places in the Príncipe Real area
The dynamism of this area is visible on the first visit. Among the nineteenth-century mansions and palaces that dot the neighbourhood, you will find several must-see places during your stay at Príncipe Real apartments.
A clear example of this is the renowned National Museum of Natural History and Science. The institution’s mission is to promote curiosity and public understanding of nature and science. Here, you should take the time to discover the Botanical Garden. This extensive natural retreat, founded in 1878, hides a portrait of the flora from various parts of the world; also hosting a butterfly garden that will impress both kids and adults alike.
São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint: let your eyes breathe
Take some time to go for a walk, or go shopping, on the busy streets of Chiado. Then, on the way to Príncipe Real, take a break at the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. In this mandatory stop for those visiting Lisbon, you will find a pleasant garden, full of statues of heroes and gods from Greco-Roman mythology, such as Minerva and Ulysses.
The ex-libris of this place is, of course, the wide view it offers to the city. From here, it is possible to appreciate the Castle of São Jorge, the houses of the Alfama or Downtown neighbourhood, the magnificence of the Sé Catedral, the modernity of the avenues or the calmness of the Tagus River. It is poetry to look at, and even more stunning when the sun goes down and the lamps begin to light up. Linger in its beauty!