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Travessa III- bright, glamorous, in the heart of the historic center

Bedrooms 2
Space 969 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 4

Travessa III - bright, glamorous, in the heart of the historic center


Alfama has many quiet alleyways. This sunny, exquisite 2nd-floor (without lift) apartment is situated in one of them. Style is clearly a feature that describe this unique apartment. Excellent for a small family or group of friends, it combines a unique, ancient structure with modern equipment. The wooden framework in the living room is a good example of 18th-century architecture and makes the living room even more attractive! You’ll love its white painted wooden doors, too. And exploring the apartment’s amazing surroundings.


The apartment’s interiors are tasteful and discrete, mainly neutral colors, with the exception of two details that make all the difference: a bright red sofa and a bright yellow wall in one of the bedrooms. Black and white striped covers on the two single beds are also quite distinctive, as are the porcelain swallows on the wall. Clearly an apartment with character! Additionally, there are beautiful wooden floors and a fully equipped kitchen with a wall covered in original blue 18th-century tiles. Exposed stone walls, dating from the same era, and a modern bathroom with contemporary square washbasins are other features of a really nice apartment.


Historical Alfama dates back to the time of Arab occupation (ca. 8th, 9th century AD), which is probably why it is packed with so many Fado venues, as the traditional Portuguese song is supposed to have been influenced by the Arab culture. Quite typical and not at all uncommon is to listen to Fado amateurs singing their hearts out from the inside of their own homes! This charming quarter is also jammed with centuries old monuments, quaint grocery stores, charming shops, a flea market and labyrinthine alleys. On foot, you can reach most of old, historical Lisbon. . On your way, you will also come across grocers, shoemakers and other artisans who have been selling their products for over 40 years! This is real, genuine Lisbon, with which most visitors fall in love at first glance.

You can also marvel, day in day out, at the glistening Tagus river from Alfama’s highest spots. The Fado Museum is another of Alfama’s highlights.

The apartment’s quiet alley is walking distance from some of Lisbon’s 'relics': 5 min to the Fado Museum, Panteão Nacional (where the Portuguese royal family and prestigious Portuguese are buried) and São Vicente de Fora convent; 10 min to São Jorge Castle or the Se Cathedral;15 min from one of the world’s most beautiful square, Praça do Comércio, and the elegant downtown buildings; a little further away, are the aristocratic Chiado and the alternative Bairro Alto with a trendy nightlife. Of course, you will also have to explore Belém - the Museum quarter. So please take a bus or a tram and spend some time there. Loads to see in Belém!

Nearby, less than a 5 min walk, runs the ultra-famous 28 tram line which crosses some of the best historical quarters, as well as Santa Apolónia metro and train station which links Lisbon to the whole country. The metro network reaches a good part of Lisbon. Metro and buses can also take you to Cais do Sodré train station which serves the beautiful Cascais and Estoril summer resorts, or to Rossio train station from where you can reach Lord Byron’s beloved village of Sintra.


Accommodates 5

2nd floor (with no lift)

2 bedrooms (one with a double bed, the other accommodates a double bed or 2 single beds)

1 bathroom with shower cabin

Separate toilet

Spacious living room

Fully equipped kitchen (microwave, oven, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing-drying machine, blender, juicer and others).

Area: 70 sqm

It also includes:

Towels and linen

Free wi-fi

Flat screen TV with multi international channels


1 baby cot and 1 baby chair (if required)

Welcome amenities (coffee, tea, sugar, salt, olive oil, vinegar, toilet paper and hand soap). Kindly note this is a self-catering apartment. These items will not be replaced during your stay.

We have prepared a booklet with general information about Lisbon. Apart from some of its main highlights, it includes suggestions regarding restaurants, bars, shopping, transport and special neighborhoods, as well as some unique recommendations that will make all the difference to your time with us.


- 2nd floor in a 18th century building without lift

- restricted car area. Private cars can go up to the beginning of the street (at 100 mts from the apartment). Taxis, though, can leave you 50 mts from the apartment’s door. There is a public parking nearby (8€/24h)

- there is a refundable security deposit of 100€ (payable with credit card through the Paypal system - no need to have a Paypal account)

- check-in: from 4 pm / check-out: from 8 to 11 am. There is no problem in arriving late, however please note that after 10 pm there will be a late check in fee*. If you need a different check-in / check-out hour please let us know. We will try to make it as flexible as possible as we wish our guests to feel relaxed and happy (it depends mainly on whether it interferes with other reservations or not).

- additionally, upon check-in or departure, we are happy to keep your luggage in our office for a few hours if necessary.

*late check-in fee: 30€ (from 10pm); (40€ from midnight). There is the possibility of picking the key in a safe box in our office and we will do the check-in the next morning at no extra cost. There is also a delay fee of 20€ should you arrive later than 2 hours from arrival time. In this case, you might have to wait as it will be necessary to reschedule the day’s check-ins.


We are your 'friends in town' and will be delighted to help you enjoy a real and authentic Lisbon experience. We hold our guests’ needs and comfort in high esteem and are always available to provide you with information and tips about the city and its surroundings.

More Details
Registration Number : 2263/AL

Property Manager
Fatima Marques / Eduardo Miranda / Paula Miranda
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

This appartment is worth the stay. We went there with our three kids (4,8 and 8 years old) and it was just the right decision. The appartment is sunny and beautiful, bath and kitchen are well equipped and the size was perfect. We were so relieved to not having to "ssshhh-up" the kids all the time like in a hotel. The appartment is perfectly located about 150 m from the metro and right in the middle of the alfama. The service was good and friendly. Finally, it was wonderfully quiet at night since the neighboorhood streets are limited in traffic. Should we come back to beautiful Lisbon we will definitely stay with Heart & Soul Lisbon.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alfama in São Vicente

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 969 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - No parties - strict rule. - Quiet hours from 10 pm to 8 am (residential building where no parties are allowed and silence policy during quiet time)
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the apartment and in common areas, the security deposit will not be returned if evidence of smoking is found
  • Upon check-out, do not leave any garbage, dirty dishes or food in the fridge, please.
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player


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Travessa III- bright, glamorous, in the heart of the historic center
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews

Great and cosy location in the Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Excellent service, organization and information of the Heart & Soul Team

Apartment was very clean and equipped according to the description

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit at Travessa III and do not hesitate to rate this property as 5 star.

The apartment is modern and clean, equipped with every possible convenience, and strategically located near many restaurants, shops, and public transportation.

Our hosts were also amazing in every way. They were at the apartment when we arrived and made sure that all of our needs were addressed with a smile.

I highly recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to enjoy Lisbon as it's very close to all the activity, yet tucked away on a quiet street.

Thank you for making our Lisbon vacation truly enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria BC

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Lisbon and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. The apartment was spacious for 4 women. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and it was so nice to have such a nice living space at the end of the day to relax and visit. The location was perfect, close to transit and in a very quaint, historic district of Lisbon. Lesley McHugh

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous property in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment. Near restaurants and supermarket. Close to metro and not far from tram. Apartment was very comfortable and spacious and felt like home. Very quiet location. Fatima was the perfect hostess.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Appartement tout simplement excellent

  • 5 of 5

appartement très bien placé dans l'Alfama; très calme et confortable.

accueil agréable et détaillant les opportunités lisboètes

Séjour excellent à manger du poisson et goûter les patisseries!

visite de Lisbonne en long en large et en travers à pied, en bus, tramway, metro, bateau, et même Sintra en train.

échanges toujours très chaleureux avec les lisboètes surtout pour un réveillon festif au pied levé.

Délicieuse soirée Fado à 50 mètres de l'appartement: un des meilleurs endroits de Lisbonne pour goûter un fado authentique et une cuisine raffinée.

Envie de revenir bien sûr

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house and in best location

  • 5 of 5

We received a very nice well come and stayed for five days in the house. The house is in the best location for tourism and very well communicated. Love the place and for sure will come back

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Other Activities:

Museu do Azulejo (The Tile Museum)


Prices & Availability

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  • Damage deposit of 100 euros (returned on departure)

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