Springtime in Lisbon

30Mar

Ah, springtime in Lisbon! A walk by the river or relax in a pretty garden? Have a drink on an amazing terrace, overlooking the garden or overlooking the river while watching the sunset? You decide what to do in Lisbon.

Where to stay? We tell you: in one of our beautiful apartments! 54 Santa Catarina offers you the perfect accommodation to enjoy the charms of the sunniest capital in Europe.    

Lisbon’s viewpoints

01Feb

One of Lisbon’s 7 hills houses one of the city’s most impressive viewpoints. Take time to enjoy the view from the top of Eduardo VII Park. Just below is the great roundabout of Marquis of Pombal that was responsible for the reconstruction of the city after the earthquake of 1755. From the big “Rotunda” go down the charming Liberdade Avenue, designed in the French style, where you can appreciate the incomparable Portuguese sidewalk and many statues dedicated to historical figures. You can also take a break at one of the kiosks, go for a movie or to the theater and shop in the luxury stores.  

Christmas in Lisbon

12Dec

Suggestion for the day: journey through the historic center of Lisbon.
Start at Marquês de Pombal, go down the Avenue to Rossio Square. There, linger on the stalls at the Christmas Market. Visit also the stores in Baixa where you find unique gifts Made in Portugal. Climb up Santa Justa Lift and dazzle yourself with the illuminated Castle. Head to Camões Square to take your best selfies. End at Chiado and enjoy the beautiful Christmas tree.    

The spirit of Christmas is in town

28Nov

The spirit of Christmas is already in town. Lisbon welcomes the most special time of the year. From 29/11 to 2/12, make your Christmas shopping at Campo Pequeno Market where you can find author’s articles and design pieces exclusively of Portuguese origin, inspired by the traditional arts and crafts. This way, you contribute to the sustainability of small trades.    

Some important tips about Lisbon

11Nov

If you arrive in Lisbon by plane, the best option to come to our apartments is to book in advance our transfer service: easy, comfortable, fast and affordable, the driver is already waiting for you at the arrivals.
When in town, the best way to explore it is on foot. You can also use the famous tram 28 that runs through the historic center, up and down the hill, the funiculars Bica, Glória and Lavra and last, but not least, Santa Justa lift. We also recommend a bus tour to get a general idea of Lisbon. 😉