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In a central location next to the Restauradores subway stop
The Altis Avenida Hotel has a great location in the heart of Lisbon. Next to the Restauradores subway stop as well as a tram stop, the Avenida is within easy walking distance of Avenida de Liberdade and the heart of Baxia, Chiado, and Bairro Alto neighborhoods.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a beautiful, colorful city overlooking the Atlantic. Like Rome and San Francisco, Lisbon is a city built on seven hills; but it has an Athens-like vibe with white-washed, red-roofed buildings, a fishing community, and laid-back people. Though many buildings were destroyed in the Great Earthquake of 1755, Lisbon still has a rich history (including historic buildings and cobblestone streets).
Originally referred to as the "eighth wonder of the world," Lisbon was a major importer of exotic goods from Europe and Asia. But nowadays, Lisbon can be overlooked due to the popularity of the quaint, seaside beach towns nearby. But those who love the city can tell visitors the many things they miss when skipping over Lisbon; it is a city of iconic historic buildings (such as St. George's Castle), extensive museums, and fabulous shopping -- particularly for gold, silver, and antiques.
The Altis Avenida is an elegant 70-room boutique in the heart of Lisbon. Attractions such as Avenida de Liberdade, St. George's Castle, and the lively Bairro Alto neighborhood are all within easy walking distance. The building dates back to the 1940s, and decor in the lobby and the rooms is inspired by this decade. The rooms are filled with design details and a color palette of gold, soft purples, and black. In-room amenities include luxurious marble bathrooms, big flat-screen TVs, free Wi-FI, and 24-hour room service. A chic rooftop bar and restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating along with beautiful city views. This Altis lacks the on-site amenities of some other hotels in the chain -- it has no spa, pool, or fitness center -- but it is a stylish, modern pick with fun design.