Area & Experiences
Lisbon is a bustling, multicultural city with its arms thrown wide open to the Atlantic Ocean. The main thoroughfare of the Portuguese capital – the grandiose Avenida da Liberdade – was inspired by Paris’ Champs Elysées. Lined with plane trees and 19th-century townhouses, the avenue is adorned with an array of abstract motifs. Overlooking the avenue, Apartamento Roselle offers a front-row seat from which to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Lisbon, its elegant cafés and splendid boutiques.
Our nearby experiences
Lisbon’s legacy through its workshops
For three hours on a customized private tour, our guide will lead you to spots around the city that feel untouched by time. The journey winds through preserved neighborhoods, the ateliers of longtime artisans who are masters of their craft, architectural marvels and secret spots that aren’t featured in any guidebook, even in the touristic Alfama neighborhood.
Mosaic-making with a local artist
Over the course of two days, you’ll spend three and a half hours with Eileen, an American transplant whose mosaic works have been exhibited on two continents. She’ll show you around the workshop, introduce you to other craftspeople and guide you through making your own mosaic. After the glue sets, you’ll return the following day to grout and clean up the piece, leaving you with an intensely personal souvenir.
Cooking Atypical Portuguese Cuisine
Meet Ricardo, a former chef and culinary critic, in his apartment in the heart of the city. There, he’ll give you and an introduction to some of the less common delicacies that are eaten in Portugal. Then you’ll head out together for a private tour of the market to pick the best ingredients, then return for hands-on instruction in preparing dishes that go far beyond “bacalhau” and “caldo verde”. Begin the meal with nibbles of robust São Jorge cheese, pair it with wines produced within a few kilometers, and conclude it with 50-year-old Port. Be sure to get his restaurant recommendations too.