This famous large old flat have high ceilings, a strong and nice river view, and lots of space. It belongs to the couple of artists Sofia d'Aguiar and Tomás Colaço. They are part of a big family of artists: Painters, Writers, Sculptors, Actors, Musicians and more. The area is the best to be: SANTOS. Images are from some interior design magazines:"The World of Interiors" (June 2011 - cover); CABANA (2016); AD, Attitude, Urbana and a few others. Maybe the place looks better on real.
The structure is the original, the walls have frescoes painting form 1850 The comfort is done by all this charm and particularity of several generations of famous portuguese artists (Colaço) living here more then other things. That's the reason there is only one (big) bathroom at this vast area. Nothing is obvious. Not by the book. The area is great. The spot is unique. The river view is a (very) nice presence at the place. Furniture is a (nice) mix of seiscentos, setecentos and oitocentos centuries objects.
Santos should be the most interesting spot at the old Lisbon. Walking distance to everywhere in town. You can take the river walk or chose the old city web. You also have all transports here and also taxi or uber is a good solution in Lisbon.
Interaction with guests
We will give you some private tips to be (really) in (our) Lisboa if you like. Secret spots, private homes, palaces, convents, museums, art galleries, nature and parks, best beaches, some sports.. depending on what you are interested in.
Other things to note
This spot is part of the portuguese "bonnes adresses" to be in Lisboa. It's a rare example of old interiors of the city (Lisbon is now getting destroyed by hotel holders and private new owners that prefere to "modernize" their interiors. The flat is at the second floor of the building served by large stairs (no elevator) Locals are (still) here so you can understand how is to live in this great city.
- The apartment is only for use by those who have booked it.
- Make sure that the door is firmly closed each time you enter or leave the apartment or the building.
- When you close the door of the building do not let it hit.
- After closing the door of the apartment to the key do not leave it in the lock on the inside because this makes it impossible to open it outside in case of emergency
- Please be careful using stairs and common parts not to disturb neighbors.
- Do not place objects on windowsills as they may fall and cause accidents or problems with neighbors.
-Please throw away the trash. There are containers for common trash and recycling on the street.
- No parties.
- Quiet time after 10 pm.
visual artist. I work with painting / sculpture / photo / video but also installation and mainly with atmospheric backgrounds that I buit on "real space" and sometimes transfer to museological space erasing traces of this displacement. Then I do stories, real and fictionated ones that I use as my work but also as part of my life. I try to be based in Lisbon but I also live in Tangier and Rio de Janeiro (less now then before...)