In the heart of Lisbon and ideally located aside the walls of St. George Castle, the Olissippo Castelo Hotel affords one of the most impressive panoramic views of Lisbon. The hotel is located in the famous Bairro do Castelo, between the well known Mouraria and Alfama quarters; it is also the perfect starting place to discover the Patron Saints Festivities that take place every June.
This very special hotel combines the familiar atmosphere with the most modern technology and above all luxurious facilities and exceptional service together with traditional art of Portuguese hospitality.
Located on the 1st and 4th floors, all with views over the city. Rooms with King or Twin beds. Possibility of communicating rooms, on the 1st floor, both with twin beds. Approximately 25 square meters.
Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors, all with balcony/terrace and views over the city. Rooms with King bed, and only 1 with Twin beds. Approximately 40 square meters.
Located on the 3rd and 4th floors, 1 Junior Suite per floor, both with Twin beds and living room. One with balcony/terrace. Approximately 45 square meters.
Located on the 1st and 2nd floors, 1 Suite per Floor, both with Twin beds and living room. One with balcony/terrace. Approximately 50 square meters.
The Hotel with amazing views over old Lisbon, has 24 rooms divided by 4 Floors.
Amenities: free wireless Internet; individual air conditioning; private bathroom with bathtub and bidet; bathroom amenities; bathrobe and slippers; wardrobe; carpeted floor; make-up mirror; hair dryer; cable television; safe; telephone; working desk; mini bar; laundry and dry cleaning; electric kettle with tea, coffee, milk and butter cookies.
24h reception, business center, bar with light meals, garage for 4 cars, room for handicapped, soundproofed rooms, lift.
buffet breakfast, air conditioning, room service, laundry, baggage storage, safe, free wireless Internet, fax/photocopying, exchange service, rent a car service, full non-smoking hotel, babysitting by request.
Castle of Saint George
Over a millennium-old and still Lisbon's most splendid sight: Spectacularly sited on the city's tallest hill, St. George's Castle offers a breath-taking view over Lisbon. It was first built in the 6th century and was occupied by the Romans and Visigoths before it became a Moorish royal residence. Portugal's first king captured it in 1147 and it was named after England's patron saint following the Anglo-Portuguese alliance. In one of its rooms (where Vasco da Gama was received after his voyage to India) is a collection of archaeological finds from around the castle, while one of the towers holds a periscope projecting images from around the city. The main attraction however, is walking around the ramparts and enjoying the views in the company of the roaming peacocks.
Portugal's National Pantheon took three centuries to complete. It's a baroque monument built on an octagonal floor plan centered on a Greek cross, with a dome standing out in the city's skyline. It's the resting place of the most important cultural and political figures in the country, but perhaps most famous of all, singer Amália Rodrigues. It also includes some symbolic tombs of other personalities such as Vasco da Gama who is actually entombed elsewhere, in Jerónimos Monastery. Visitors may also go up to the dome's terrace for city views.
Monastery of São Vicente de Fora
The white towers of this monastery stand out in Lisbon's skyline but it doesn't seem to get as many visitors as other monuments. Yet it offers one of the most fantastic views of the city from its rooftop terrace, and its extraordinary tiled interior is one of the most fascinating spaces in Lisbon (it holds the world's largest collection of baroque tiles - around 100,000 of them). La Fontaine's fables are told in a series of 38 tile panels around the serene cloisters, while an eerie mausoleum holds the tombs of the Bragança dynasty. One of them is that of Catherine of Bragança, a Portuguese princess who married Charles II and therefore became the Queen of England in 1662. Queens, New York was named after her.
Lisbon's cathedral has a stark interior and differs from other European cathedrals in looking more like a castle. It was built over an old mosque in the 12th century and mixes the Romanesque and Gothic styles, while inside by the entrance is the font where St. Anthony was baptized. In the back are the 14th-century cloisters revealing Roman, Visigoths and Moorish remains from archaeological excavations. Upstairs is the treasury which includes the priceless 19th-century King José monstrance made of precious gems.
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Along the walls of St. George Castle, where we can enjoy the superb views of the city, rises the Hotel Olissippo Castelo.
Olissippo is located in the famous Bairro do Castelo, between the well-known Mouraria and Alfama quarters. It is also well situated to discover the Patron Festivities that take place every June.
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