The apartment is located in one of the oldest buildings in the neighbourhood of Alfama, its foundations date back to the twelfth century. It was partially destroyed by the 1755 earthquake and later was rebuilt by the Count of Arcos, viceroy of Brazil, to its housing in the eighteenth century. This is a unique opportunity of staying in a charming apartment, refurbished in 2013 , in a building that is part of the history of Lisbon, Portugal and Brazil. Well situated in the district of Alfama, the oldest quarter of Lisbon, and probably the most authentic. Of Arab origin, its name means “fountains”. Ramble through and lose yourself in it’s medieval narrow streets, its alleys, squares and patios. Also near the Santa Luzia and Portas do Sol viewpoints, and walking distance to the castle of St George. The apartment has one bedroom, kitchen, dinning room, living room and bathroom. Surroundings: – the Pantheon is within a 10 minute walk – Castelo São Jorge 15 minute walk – Rossio Square and the train station are within 1500 metres from the apartment. – Santa Apolónia train station 10 minutes walk – Underground 10 minutes walk – Tram 28 only 50 metres away – Restaurants and all facilities nearby. Traditionally a fishing community, Alfama still retains a lot of its old charm. You’ll see terracotta rooftops, white-washed walls and flower-filled balconies. Historic, picturesque, charming and nostalgic. This is Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district. You’ll find some of the best fado bars here along the cobbled streets. Just follow the music!