Apartments: Three bedroom apartment with lovely patio (30m2) in historic Lisbon, Mouraria & history

This old building in the heart of Mouraria, once home of Fado music and famous performer Amália Rodrigues (‘Lady of Lisbon’) is suitable for a long weekend trip with your friends to explore Lisbon’s nightlife, a romantic week with your beloved or a summer holiday with your family. The quiet patio of 30m2 (sunny from March till October) with plants and flowers makes this apartment a nice location for your summer holidays in the city. There’s easy access to public transport, and all major sight-seeing in the city center are within walking distance. For bookings, availability and prices, call 0031 653941845 or skype Julie Kruijs (skype: juliekr1956) in the Netherlands.

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Lisbon Mouraria apartment dinner patio September 2008

Mouraria, September 2008

BBQ with some good friends: Maurits (from Holland, living in Lisbon), Aurelio (from Brazil, living in Lisbon), Sheila (Canadian, living in Lisbon), Rob (living in Lisbon) and his mother (from England), Jur and Hans (from Holland) and I (Julie, living in Amsterdam, sometimes in Lisbon). I’m the one who writes the articles on this blog.

Apartment Mouraria historical center Lisbon Patio new umbrellas 5 2

Apartment Mouraria June 2009, beautiful new umbrellas

The 30 m2 patio is what makes this apartment really nice. In summertime you can catch some sun (from March – October) and walk the to kitchen fridges to get yourself a cold beer or a freezin’ bottle of Vinho Verde. At night you can sit outside, cool of after a hot summers day and have barbeque. There’s a large wooden table with 6 (4 comfortable) chairs, 1 relax chair and 2 beautiful umbrellas

Facilities

The apartment, with a total surface of 100 square meters offers a lot of comfort.

Lisbon apartment Mouraria sleeping room

The sunny livingroom has antique wooden doors that open to a small french balcony overlooking ‘Rua do Terreirinho’, a narrow street with many old houses and typical bars, and small restaurants. There’s a couch (twoseater) and a large eatingtable with four comfortable chairs. WiFi is available, bring your own laptop and you’ll have unlimited acces to the internet. There is a LCD satelite TV system with hundreds of international channels as well as a CD-player with Fado and traditional Portugese CD’s that you can use.

bedroom_apartment_lisbon_mourariaThe master bedroom (with a double bed) that lies next to the living room has it’s own balcony facing the street as well. (Double glass windows). Clean sheets (and a full cleaning of the house) are taken care of before you arrive. If you plan to stay for a langer period we can arrange for the house and the beds to be cleaned during your visit as well. 2 big antique wooden closets provides more then sufficient closet space for your luggage.

The house has two extra bedrooms (one with boxspring beds) and five/six people can sleep in all comfort. New duvets and luxury duvet-covers (Essenza). A Chicco babybed plus matrass ( 0-4 years) is available for free.

There’s a large bathroom, bathtub and shower, a washing machine and a dryer (you can use it for free). Plenty of towels are provided.

The kitchen has been renovated, there’s a small table for your breakfast, a fridge, microwave, 4-burner-electric-cooker, pans, coffee-maker (and a Nespresso), fruit juicer, (wine) glasses, plates, cutlery, kitchen-linen etc. Good heating system for the colder evenings in wintertime via a eco-heating system.

Mouraria neighborhood my apartment

Mouraria, home of fado Music

No neighborhood in Lisbon is praised more in Fado music then Mouraria. This ‘Bairro’ (neighborhood in Portuguese) is a maze of little, narrow streets, situated between Graça (beautiful city viewpoint), Alfama and Costa de Castelo  (Castle of Saint George) is nowadays a ‘multiculti’ area.

Mouraria neighborhood apartment December 2008

Mouraria was given it’s name by the first Portugese king, Dom Afonso Henriques after the ‘siege of Lisbon’, in which Lisbon was taken over again by the (Christian) Portugese army from the Moorish overlords. This siege put an end to the Islamic control in the Iberian peninsula. The Moors however kept on living in the city after the conquist and gathered in the Mouraria.

It is said that the melancholic sounds of the music and singing of the Moorish people was at the base of Fado music. Amália Rodrigues, Lady of Lisbon, the ‘queen of Fado’ was born near Mouraria on Rua Martim Faz. More

Mouraria close to the apartment Rua do Terreirinho

The little streets of Mouraria are full of typical grocery stores, old bars (taverna’s) and cheap traditional restaurants. (No nightlife, if you’re looking for bars and disco’s, go to the nearby Bairro Alto neighborhood).

At the corner of the street is a smoking allowed night bar: Anos 60, open till 04:00  ….excellent live music Fado/Brasilian a.o.) !

Lisbon Mouraria apartment 3 bedrooms patio 30 m2

Mouraria apartment

Lovely pátio summer 2014 dinner with friends Rob and Felipe

Restaurant Mouraria Rua do Terreirinho Laurinda & Jose Marie March 15

Restaurant in the street

The restaurant of Jose Marie and his wife Laurinda is a perfect place for a real portugese lunch. Don’t expect international food in this tiny restaurant. Their specialities are dishes like Cozido a Portuguesa (different kinds of meats, sausages and vegetables cooked in the same water), Coelho a caçador (Rabbitstew, in red wine) and Favas com entrecosto (Beans with porc meat and sausages).

If you don’t feel like experimenting, try a ‘bitoque’. It’s steak and fries, with a fried egg, garlic and rice. Prices are very fair ca. 8 euro for a meal. In the late hours when the shops are closed and you are on your way home, you can always stop at Jose’s and take some beers, wine, water and even food home.

Casa rosa Mouraira Nov 15 2

Libon, área Mouraria, Rua do Terreirinho, October 2015

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9 Responses to “Apartments: Three bedroom apartment with lovely patio (30m2) in historic Lisbon, Mouraria & history”

  1. Lotte van de Ven on February 16th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    We are going in august and i can’t waith…. beautiful pictures !!!

  2. […] Mouraria is one of Lisbon’s oldest districts. It contains a tangled street layout just as in Alfama, which has remained since the times of the Moors. The Arabs withdrew into this quarter after Lisbon was conquered by the Portuguese – a ghetto for people of different faiths arose. In the 19th C. prostitution and fado, which at this time was considered to be indecent, brought the quarter a bad name. Nowadays renovation of houses, which are threatened with falling into ruins, and an improvement in the living standards of the inhabitants of Mouraria has only begun recently. The area is full of typical grocery stores, old bars (taverna’s) and cheap (but good!) traditional restaurants. […]

  3. […] “Starting from Praca da Figueira, where the metro stops or from Praca Martim Moniz, you walk up Calçada dos Cavalheiros to Largo do Terreirinho. This is where the Mouraria neighbourhood starts. This antique square is a nice place to have lunch. Taverna de Poco Largo is a real traditional Portugese restaurant where you can have a 5 course meal (cheese, soup, main course, desert, coffee and wine) for only about 10 euros. This restaurant is only open during the day until around 18:00. There’s other small restaurants on the square opened till later. Holiday apartment in Mouraria with patio […]

  4. […] Mouraria, Calçada de Santo André. This ‘Bairro‘ (neighborhood) is a maze of little, narrow streets, situated between Graça, Alfama and Costa de Castelo, given it’s name by the first Portugese king, Dom Afonso Henriques (1109 – 1185) , after Lisbon was taken over again by the (Christian) Portugese army from the Moorish overlords. The Moors however kept on living in the city after the conquist and gathered in this area. (Three bedroom apartment with patio in Mouraria) […]

  5. I used to live on the Largo Do Terreirinho (never mastered the amount or the placement of r’s) above Paulo’s tavern ‘O Poço’. Everytime the yellow ‘electrico’ came by, crawling up the steep hill, I thought the house would collapse, the roof fall down and I would sit bang in the TV room of my neighbourgs. It didn’t happen because all these houses are build to hold earthquakes!! Really.
    Anyway try the ameijoade in the Poço it’s very tasty. If you like bean stew of course – and if you are there have a look at the poço which means ‘the pit’ somewhere in the corner. The wine used to be delivered in narrow oval wooden kegs at least when I was living there. I miss the place! Saude

  6. […] friend Rob Plews and I (I’m Julie Kruijs), December 2008. Very surprising is this car can talk, but not with a monotone voice. The unique […]

  7. […] This unique bar and top-class restaurant has been established in the nineties in the Mouraria neighbourhood and is located at Largo do Terreirinho. It is also one of the best places to talk politics (also in English) and to listen to live music (Fado/Brasilian a.o.). The owner, senhor Fernando Casanova, chose the area of Mouraria because of the historic nature of the neighborhood. Holiday apartment for rent in this street […]

  8. […] Gunstig gelegen appartement in Mouraria, historisch Lissabon op de 2e etage (100 m2) met 3 slaapkamers, wireless internetverbinding en satelliet TV met o.a. Ned./Belgische zenders. Tot 6 personen te huur. Zon van begin maart tot eind september op de patio. Voor wie er van houdt tijdelijk tussen de bevolking te vertoeven in een oude volkswijk. Meer info over de buurt […]

  9. […] Mouraria is a ancient area in the heart of Lisbon where fado was born, nowadays filled with very cheap taverns serving typical food. […]

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