Bairro Alto

THE LUMIARES HOTEL APARTAMENTOS 5* IS SITUATED ON RUA SÃO PEDRO DE ALCÂNTARA

The Lumiares Luxury Hotel Apartments is situated in Bairro Alto, at the top of Lisbon's most famous funicular tramway Elevador da Glória, linking Bairro Alto with the city's retail and business heart, the Avenida da Liberdade and Baixa.

The building, situated on the Rua São Pedro de Alcântara, commands views over historic Lisbon to the Castel São Jorge in the East and enjoys the unique characteristics of the Bairro Alto neighbourhood providing an unrivalled location for The Lumiares Luxury Hotel Apartments.

Bairro Alto, meaning 'Upper Town', occupies one of Lisbon's prominent hilltops, lying high above the city centre, to the west of Baixa. A place of picturesque hills at night becomes one of Lisbon's most dynamic areas with a huge choice of restaurants and bars.

Across the road from the property, the Glória Funicular takes you to the bottom of the Avenida da Liberdade. The Liberdade is an elegant treelined boulevard that boasts many of the world's leading brand names in retail and fashion, as well as many of the city's main business headquarters, making it one of the most cosmopolitan, international and prestigious areas in Lisbon. At the bottom of the funicular is the heart of Baixa ("downtown"). This area was the historic shopping heart of the city with Rua Augusta, the area's main shopping street, linking the riverside square of Terreiro do Paço to the beautiful Rossio Square and the Avenida da Liberdade.

From the Lumiares Luxury Hotel Apartments, it's a short walk down to the Chiado district, characterised by signature cafes, such as A Brasileira, the art school, theatres and museums. Nearby, neighbouring Carmo has some of the city's most fascinating historic buildings, such as the elegant Convent and Church of Carmo, as well as the Archaeological Museum of Carmo, with its collection of pre-historic, Roman, medieval and baroque artefacts.

Lisbon

OVERVIEW

Wonderful, cosmopolitan and extraordinarily diverse, Lisbon is not only the capital and largest city of Portugal, but also its cultural, business and investment hub, and one of very few major European port cities on the Atlantic coast. As well as having excellent links to the rest of Europe, its large port provides Portugal with a thriving trading gateway to the rest of the world. Its population of c. 550, 000 in the main city, and c. 2 million in the greater Lisbon area, makes it economically important, and yet small enough to retain the charm and intimacy that make it so alluring to visitors and residents alike. With its beautiful architecture, historic squares, year round warm and gentle climate, nearby sandy beaches, delicious food and vibrant street life, Lisbon's popularity is fast on the rise with both tourists and investors, for whom it has much to offer.

ACCESS

Lisbon Airport is located close to the city and just a 15 minute taxi ride from the city centre. Lisbon has good rail links from Entrecampos Station (10 minute taxi from Bairro Alto) with inter-city rail services to Porto in the north and the Algarve to the south. The city is also at a strategic junction of the European motorway network, with road links to the north and south as well as into Spain.

LISBON ATTRACTIONS

Avenida da Liberdade

Luxury brand shopping within 5 minutes walk.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

This commanding 15th century Manueline monastery was built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's discovery of India. The main attraction is the delicate gothic chapel that opens up to a grand monastery in which some of Portugal's greatest historical figures are buried.

Castelo São Jorge

The winding medieval streets of Lisbon's most ancient district, Alfama, twist up to the city's Moorish pinnacle. The dusk-orange walls of the ancient castle dating back to the 19th century, are visible from almost every street in the city and symbolise the Portuguese Empire. The Monastery & Church of S.Vicente are near by in Graça.

Tram 28

Departing from Praça Luís de Camões to Graça every 15 minutes, this is the most charming way for tourists to witness many of the city's most visited and photographed sights with one trip, viewed from an ancient, wooden tram.

Torre de Belém

A symbol of maritime Lisbon, this Byzantine and Gothic tower stands at the mouth of the river Tagus, guarding the city harbour's entrance. Reached via a raised wooden walkway, the tower is filled with intricate stonework and offers great views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Praça do Comércio

The square was originally named Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square) to indicate its function in the economy of Lisbon. The symmetrical buildings around the square were filled with Government offices responsible for customs and port activities and are still in use today by some of the current Government's ministries. The centrepiece of the square is the equestrian statue of King José I, which was erected in 1775 in the centre of the square. This bronze statue was the first monumental statue dedicated to a King in Lisbon. This is one of the most beautiful squares in the world and is located just 10 minutes walk from The Lumiares Luxury Hotel Apartments.

THE LUMIARES LUXURY HOTEL APARTMENTS · Rua São Pedro de Alcântara · Bairro Alto · Lisboa · Portugal