Head to the medieval Alfama in Lisbon for a boutique stay next door to the famous Sao Jorge castle. Built on the ancient kitchens of the Royal Palace, Solar Do Castelo now has a medieval contemporary style. Think thick castle stone heavenly rich ochre, turquoise walls and plenty of charm.
Hidden away on a cobbled back street of the ancient Alfama area in Lisbon, this a Solar do Castelo is a romantic gem and the only hotel within the castle walls.
Alfama still retains a Moorish flavour from when Portugal was part of the Arabic empire. But it is also an area of contrasts, pretty tiled houses sit next to Catholic cathedrals and the red roofs and winding streets all head down to the sea.
Watch the sunset over the pastel coloured Alfama from this pretty Moroccan siren. It’s a really hidden sunspot.
Rua das Cozinhas 2
Lisbon - Portugal
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