Atelier is your vacation house in Lisbon. A cosy centenary house in the main street of the historical center of Belém.
Called this way because it has been an architectural atelier in the past forty years, it's a first floor house with independent access by stair which can lodge from 1 to 7 guests.
It maintains its primitive plant, where a central corridor leads to these beautifully decorated divisions:
Beautiful, cozy, great mix between vintage and modern style. But the best is really its awesome location, just a few steps away (literally) from "Pastéis de Belém" and "Mosteiro dos Jerónimos".Pedro Alves from Portugal
Why choose Atelier as your vacation house in Lisbon
- It is located between Jerónimos Monastery, the Presidential Palace and right beside the world famous Pastéis de Belém
- Close to iconic monuments, museums, cultural houses, thematic gardens and small palaces of nobles and merchants
- By the door there are transports to all over the city
- Crossing the square there are trains going all the way to Cascais, passing by several beaches and coastal villages
- Besides public services (post office, pharmacy, police station), there are around lots of restaurants, pastries, terraces and small shops
Belém is a lisbon district where Tagus river meet the ocean. From here, in the XV century, Portuguese ships demanded for new lands and new sea routes, until then in a total ignorance of a Europe who considered them flat and finite.
From Diogo Cão to Bartolomeu Dias, from Vasco da Gama to Pedro Alvares Cabral, from África to India, from India to Brazil, from Brazil to Japan, it was the Portuguese who first discovered the world we have today, with several languages and habits.
The fascination of new products arriving from new places (spices, sugar, cotton, coffee, gold) called to Belém bourgeois merchants and noblemen converted to commerce. Here they built their houses, enriching this city end that lived from fishing in the river, which then spread all the way to Jerónimos.
The king himself ordered the construction of a palace in here around 1559 (Belém Palace nowadays The Republic Palace). Later on, this part of the city kept its royal attraction, especially after resisted better to the major earthquake that tragically razed the rest of the city in 1755.
The amaze of new things and new faces, the other as oddness, it was us who first redeemed and welcomed. Maybe that’s why we still have today this smiley look and friendly welcoming to those who are foreign.