From the apartment, guests can see Lisbon's historic facades, windows, roofs and the yellow trams passing by. The Baixa House is a mixture of an apartment and a hotel. Guests get the feeling of a classic downtown apartment full of life, memories, history and the sound of creaking wood under their feet.
The 18th century building was rebuilt as an architectural jewel after the devastating earthquake of 1755 and lovingly restored in 2011. The entrance to the breathtaking building is adorned with a large staircase lined with traditional Portuguese tiles.
The owner, Jesus, a Spanish landscape architect, was in love with the Lisbon gardens when he decided to open a holiday home. He named each apartment after a Lisbon garden. In each room there is a large picture from one of his book editions, which takes up the botanical theme. In addition, the apartments offer an abundance of unique vintage pieces, recycled furniture, antiques and home-made items - so that each apartment has its own individual charm and no two are the same.
The host carefully and carefully selected the furniture in vintage countries in Portugal and Spain until he had furnished the 13 apartments to his liking. The result is a fantastic mix of old and new - the rooms with high walls of old buildings are flooded with light, extravagantly decorated and create an atmosphere of well-being.
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ArchitectureAs part of the renovation work, most of the original building elements such as wooden floors, tiles, windows and ceilings were preserved. After the renovation of the building was completed in 2011, the Baixa House opened its doors and began operating as a very special apartment hotel in Lisbon. The building of the property is a testimony to that time with a fully tiled facade. Here, a grid of straight streets lined with neoclassical buildings connects majestic squares and large avenues that testify to the genius of the Pombalinese plan (Baixa Pombalina is a UNESCO site) and at that time an architectural feat of great importance in Europe were viewed. That is why it was important to the host Jesus at the beginning of the project that he only wanted to renovate in a sustainable manner. The marble, for example, comes from the Alentejo (Estremoz), as does the tapestries.
FoodAt the Baixa House, guests cater for themselves in superbly equipped kitchens. Breakfast is provided: every morning, fresh bread hangs in a small linen bread bag on the door handle. Fresh yoghurt, butter, fruit, milk and homemade jam are waiting in the fridge. Homemade cakes are always served - the matching Portuguese brand coffee can also be found in every apartment. The breakfast is rounded off with fruit juices, muesli, cocoa and a selection of teas. Breakfast can also be prepared vegan or adapted to special intolerances. The kitchen offers a basic set of olive oil, vinegar and spices.
Thank you for all the little things that made our stay so such a special one. We loved the apartment, the hospitality, the flowers, the cake and the delicious breakfast. Whatever we did in Lissabon - everything was great and we are looking forward to our next visit here.
The nearest train station, Santa Apoloina, is just 1.4 km from Baixa House. It is advisable to take a taxi with luggage. Alternatively, there is also a bus connection, the bus stop is only 200 meters from the house. It only takes 30 minutes by public transport from Lisbon Airport to Baixa House. The exact address can be found on the website.
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