SANTIAGO DE ALFAMALisbon, Portugal. Rua de Santiago no 10 14
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Santiago de Alfama - Boutique Hotel is located on Rua de Santiago in the wonderfully nostalgic district of Alfama, immediately below Saint George’s Castle and above the famous viewpoint, Miradouro de Santa Luzia. Alfama is Lisbon's fado district, this music is part of the fabric of this neighbourhood, if you listen carefully you will hear the strum of a mandolin coming from an open window, a fado singer coming down a cobbled street. Its pretty narrow streets date back a millennia, some so old that the buildings lean to meet each other, secrets whisper from their ancient walls. Given the historical importance of the building, the street and the neighborhood, the Portuguese Ministry of Culture placed extremely clear guidelines on preserving all the external and internal walls and layout of the building. As a result, there are hardly any right-angles in the entire building, and no two rooms at Santiago de Alfama are the same. Each room and bathroom have had to be individually restored, with different layout, design and decoration to accommodate the unique nature of the building. The old 15th Century nobleman’s palace had suffered much the same fate of the rest of Alfama and had evolved into a small workers commune that made shirts Most of the workers in the shirt factory, lived in the complex rabbit warren building that was once the old palace. This unique combination of an old medieval palace, transformed into a workers commune and now carefully restored complex set of corridors, patios, hallways and rooms brings an absolutely unique hotel for the more discerning traveller.Read More Read Less
Santiago de Alfama - Boutique Hotel is a beacon of authenticity in this lovely city of light, Lisboa, with beautiful whimsical views of old Alfama that glide towards the sea, whilst the swallows nest along the nearby rooftops. The bustle of Audrey´s will keep guests fed and happy whilst The Gift Shop and The Beauty Bar will delight. Special, local and independent. Reborn from the brink of becoming part of Lisbon’s archeological heritage, this 15th century ´Palacio dos Castros´ has a new lease of life and is now home to Santiago de Alfama. Situated on Rua de Santiago, the road where globalisation was financed, Christopher Columbus married and the start of the Caminho de Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Alfama is perfectly located for the curious traveller.
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