Apartment in Alfama

atelier RUA, 2016 (reab.)

atelier RUA


Guided tour made by the author of the architectural project himself or by an invited specialist.

Francisco Freitas

Maximum 8 people per visit

No reservation required; first-come, first-served

Photography not allowed


Located in the heart of the Alfama neighbourhood, this small apartment (55 sq. m) is on the second floor of a 4-storey building. While it was not possible to determine the year of construction, it was clear that over the years the apartment had undergone various interventions and extensions. The space is organised around the kitchen at its centre. Windowless, it provides access to all other rooms, thus adding the role of distributing space to that of its natural function of kitchen. From the apartment’s central point one has a full understanding of the entire living space. The marble used for the kitchen worktops and storage units and the bright yellow flooring are the eye-catching details in the apartment’s wet zones.


Beco da Lapa, 66

Directions: Google Maps / Apple Maps

Public Transport

Bus: 728, 735, 759, 794

Subway: Santa Apolónia (Linha Azul)

Train: Santa Apolónia (Linhas de Sintra, do Norte e da Azambuja)