Located on the highest of the seven hills in Lisbon, in one of the more charming neighborhoods in the city, Barrio da Graça, is a hidden gem called Dona Graça Apartments.
A true embodiment of Slow Living, Dona Graça is set in a refurbished 19th Century home. Dona Graça maintains the integrity and originality of the building, and accentuates it’s beauty by adding local design, hand-crafted furniture, and simple materials to create a unique space you can’t wait to come back to after a day exploring Lisbon.
Each of the 8 rooms has a living area and kitchen, so you can enjoy cooking with fresh produce from one of the farmer markets. Or, if you prefer I’d recommend trying one of the many surrounding local seafood restaurants. In the mornings, a local breakfast is delivered just outside your door with a selection of fresh breads, jams, fruit and more.
Perhaps my favorite part of the property was the outdoor terrace and pool. I loved being able to wake up every morning to the smell of fresh orange blossoms and a gentle Lisbon breeze. We sipped white wine by the pool and enjoyed having our breakfast on the sunny terrace. It’s a quiet sanctuary and gentle escape from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon.