Lisbon, the capital of Portugal for several centuries, offers visitors a warm welcome, and remarkable sites that bear witness to the city’s rich past. Its many old neighborhoods are steeped in history, and in more recent years, a new modern look has appeared in the capital but without spoiling any of its legendary charm. For visitors discovering Lisbon for the first time, some monuments are absolute musts. The famous Belem quarter for example, possesses two emblematic sites: the Jeronimos monastery and the Belem Tower.
The Alfama, the city’s oldest neighborhood is best known for its restaurants and its bars where the fado, the famous national music genre with its melancholy and realistic lyrics can be heard, as well as for its monuments and the possibility of discovering local culture first hand. More than just a neighborhood, the Alfama is a small village within a city. Most of the inhabitants have lived here for many generations, and everyone knows everyone here, creating a very pleasant atmosphere. In the heart of its typical narrow and winding streets, we can discern the outline of the sumptuous Castelo São Jorge. This former royal residence built in the 5th century by the Visigoths is one of the most visited sites in the city. It was declared a national monument in the early 19th century and renovated to conserve its superb medieval aspects.
For anyone wishing to discover Lisbon and its secrets while enjoying a pleasant and modern setting, one address stands out: the Solar dos Mouros. Located in the Alfama quarter, a few meters from the magnificent Castela Sao Jorge, on a small quiet street, the hotel was entirely renovated in the year 2000 and now welcomes guests to its eleven rooms and one suite.
There is no swimming pool, restaurant or bar here, just warm, comfortable and aesthetic accommodations. Each of the rooms has a contemporary, happy atmosphere created by the hotel’s owner, Luis Lemos. There are African objects, lovely paintings by Martin Barré and Luis Feitos and wood furniture with very simple lines. The walls of the rooms are deliberately flashy, designed to stimulate the well-being of their guests. They’re handsome living spaces with a romantic view of the roofs of the city and the Tage River.
The hotel’s suite possesses 70 square meters of comfort, and its balcony is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the view of the city.
A copious breakfast is served every morning either in the room for a gentle beginning to the day, or on the hotel’s terrace in order to enjoy the early morning sunshine before leaving to discover the city’s numerous monuments and its unparalleled charm.
“This hotel has five star views for a one star price.” – The New York Times…Quite a compliment considering the strict standards of this world famous newspaper!
Four stars / Charm / Design / Oldest quarter in the city / African art & works of contemporary artists
Open all year
12 rooms including one suite
Double occupancy from 109 euos
Lisbon-Portela International Airport (LIS) - Lisbon
SOLAR DOS MOUROS
Rua do Milagre de Santo Antonio 6
Approximately 2 hours
- 1 hour all year round
Mild winters, hot, dry summers
No visa required
No required vaccinations
The euro (EUR)
English spoken in most hotels and shops
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).