The house is located in the Belém neighborhood, right by the mouth of the River Tagus. The neighborhood is a permanent reminder of Portugal’s Golden era of the Discoveries since it is home to World Heritage monuments, such as the impressive Jerónimos Monastery, built by king Manuel I in the 16th century, in honor to Vasco de Gama’s trips to India, or the emblematic Torre de Belém, the most recognizable symbol of the city. The street where the house is located became a preferential residence area for the Portuguese aristocracy in the 18th century, after the earthquake of 1755, and throughout the nineteenth century. The house was built at the end of the XVIII and had major improvements in 1845 (the date is still engraved in the façade’s main balcony). After that the house went through a period of great decay until its present owners acquired it in 2016 and decided to return it to its original splendor through meticulous restoration works (including to the original “frescos” and “azulejos”).
650 m² with a beautiful 250m² grass garden
Sleeps 10 + 4 optional
– 4 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
– 1 double bedroom
– kitchen + eating area
– living room
– television room
– library/dining room
Ground floor (additional):
– 2 double bedrooms
– laundry room
It also has a 250 meters squared garden with an outside dining area.
Junqueira/Belém area, to the west of central Lisbon.
The property is extremely well located for a week’s holiday in Lisbon, but also great for combining with long weekends or extended stays of Comporta.
4 hours daily housekeeping service included.
Babysitters and/or chef that can be provided for an additional cost.
Located in Junqueira/Belém
Belém is located to the west of central Lisbon, and is the setting for many of the capital’s most famous sites. The district combines historical monuments, museums and well-manicured parks, with the Tejo estuary as a backdrop.
Some of the sites most worth visiting are easily accessible from the house, such as:
1) The stunning panoramic view from the Padrao dos Descobrimentos
2) The Torre de Belem with its intricate, Arabic design
3) The Mosteiro (monastery) dos Jeronimos
4) Jardim Botânico (Tropical Gardens) located just to the east of the monastery when in need of some peace and quiet.
5) The MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) – housed in a former power station, the building is both beautiful and imposing.
Lisbon is also renowned for its food scene and is the home of the Pastéis de Nata.