Checking in to Santa Clara 1728
PHOTOGRAPHED BY HUGO COELHO
An ode to Silent Living
Nestled in a charming 18th century building in Alfama, Santa Clara 1728 is one of the most spectacular places we’ve ever been to. Charmed by the beauty of the place, we found in Santa Clara a second home.
As a Family house, it offers 6 suites with river views, all furnished and detailed with a delicate sophisticated touch, with a Scandinavian flair. The house welcomes you with a comfortable lounge area, a beautiful dinning room and kitchen and a garden.
Manuel Aires Mateus was in charge of the renovation, always respecting the original heritage but also adding serenity and comfort through the purity that defines his type of architecture. The define the result as “a peaceful home where guests are welcomed as long time friends.”
Every morning, guests enjoy a delicious breakfast and for dinner time, the chef Pedro Pena Bastos “nurtures a profound respect for all the products and their own individual natural cycles. He has spent most of his career soul-searching for the best way to present complex and elegant flavors in a familiar and organic way, allowing the guests to enjoy a unique experience.”
As this was our third time in Lisbon, we felt that Santa Clara deserved at least one whole day to stay and enjoy…. I mean that beautiful marble bath tub! It was such a dream to take a bath with the stunning river view in the sunrise. We also got to take it slow and enjoy the house, plus the complimentary massage they offered us. As we were actually celebrating our wedding these days, we found flowers & champagne as a special gift for us.