Anjo Azul is a renovated 18th century property, featuring a modern décor and a charming façade covered with Portuguese tiles. Located in a tranquil street at the heart of historic Lisbon, it is just 1,000 feet from Camões Square, in Chiado. Rossio is a 5-minute walk, while the lively bars of Bairro Alto are at a short walking distance.
General Manager Anjo Azul Hotel
Bairro Alto is a quaint old quarter on one of Lisbon’s hills. With narrow cobbled streets, old houses, centenary shops, taverns and restaurants and with nightlife spots such as bars, clubs and some of Lisbon’s most important fado houses it was from an early age it became a meeting point for major national artists, notably writers such as Fernando Pessoa, Garret and Bocage. Later it had the headquarters of the major national newspapers established in its streets.
In recent years the city’s recovery has brought new residents and with them new alternative commercial spaces, art galleries and reputable restaurants. Still it remains a neighborhood frequented by people of all ages, possessions and tribes.
Coming to Lisbon and not going to a Fado house is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. Fado, was considered a Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, and was born right in the heart of Lisbon between these old quarters. It’s a unique experience that can only have its maximum splendor here.
Also not to be missed is taking the Gloria or Bica elevator, as well as getting to know the city on the most famous means of transport in Portugal, the centenary ‘Eléctrico 28’.
Everyone talks about the Lisbon light. Nothing better than watching the city from the garden of São Pedro de Alcantara or Tagus River in Jardim do Adamastor. Alternatively there are a dozen rooftops where you can appreciate the greatest views of Lisbon with a drink.
The best snack bars in Lisbon give you a taste of traditional delicacies from all over the country. ‘Croquetes’, eggs with ‘farinheira’, ‘peixinhos da horta’, ‘pica-pau’, cheese and sausage boards, fried cuttlefish, octopus salad… you can make authentic repasts in smaller doses with these irresistible delicacies at any time of the day. And because they call for sharing and conviviality, they make good food in a city that likes to extend meals and mix them with bohemian life.
Going up and down the narrow streets of Bairro Alto we find the most varied trade. From centuries-old houses to alternative designer shops, art galleries, international chains and charming boutiques.
Approximately 5 minutes walk from Baixa-Chiado Metro Station and Downtown Lisbon.
Less than 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport.