Casas amigas: houses of friends, friendly houses, places to visit

"Charming apartment located on Travessa das Mónicas, a street near the Castle of São Jorge. This exceptional location comes with impressive views from Tejo and Alfama. The hill is full of interesting locations such as the São Vicente church, the flee market Feira da Ladra open on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the museum of decorative arts and the castle itself. Just down the hill in the direction of the river you can find Alfama district, Lisbon's most ancient area. By foot its possible to go down to the Baixa and come back up with tramways 12 or 28. The hill is filled with impressive viewpoints, such as Miradouro da Graça or Miradoura de Santa Luzia."

"This apartment has an unbeatable location in a quiet and picturesque part of Bairro Alto, a hilly neighbourhood at the centre of Lisbon's nightlife. You'll never be more than a few minutes away from all the old-style taverns and sleek bars, traditional fado houses and typical local restaurants, as well as the newer trendy designer boutiques that Bairro Alto has to offer, but distant enough that you can appreciate the tranquility of the city's old streets without having to deal with the nighttime revelry. As one of the old working class quarters of Lisbon, Bairro Alto is criss-crossed with narrow winding streets where you can still find all manner of small local shops such as bakeries, grocers and newsagents."

"Situated in a great location near Torre dos Clérigos, right in the heart of downtown of Porto (classified by UNESCO as "World Heritage Site"), is an ideal base to explore all the best places of the town. Within walking distance of some of the most valuable and oldest monuments of Porto. The immediate area has delightful streets, squares and buildings. Just around the corner there are shops, grocery stores, cafes and restaurants. Also nearby is the Galerias de Paris area where you can find the trendiest bars and clubs."

"Quinta do Ferro is one of the largest and more ancient family estates in this region. It is a privileged place for quietness surrounded on all sides by nature and countryside. The estate (600ha) is situated in the valley of the River Távora which flowing under a Roman Bridge, goes through the estate for about 4km. Surrounding the area and still within the estate are ranges of hills with water courses meandering discretely between banks of lush vegetation, several kilometres of forest paths through pine, oak-trees and cedar forests. This landscape inspires outdoor pursuits. The manor-house is located in the center of the property. Today, the farm cultivates fruit trees like apple orchards, produces potatoes and raises cattle and farming is carried out in a natural way."