The Visionaire apartments are a contemporary take on a merchants’ house of the XVI century, full with hardwoods, tapestries, printed textiles, tiles and pottery, mixing the Portuguese style with African, Asian and oriental influences. We aim to be a starting point to visit the city, a window to its diversity and contrasts, and a sanctuary to all those travelers and visionaries that visit Lisbon, as they have for 500 years.
Lisbon has been a multicultural, cosmopolitan city since the XVI century, and its diverse sounds and flavours can be experienced in the many Cape Verdean, Mozambican, Brazilian, Goese, Chinese and Indian stores and restaurants in nearby Martim Moniz.
The Visionaire is located just a few meters away from the subway, the 15 and 28 trams, the train station to Sintra, and the bus to the beaches, adding convenience to centrality and making it the perfect choice for the urban dwellers that visit Lisbon.
All the apartments have elevator access, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, full bathrooms, king size beds and comfortable cotton linen and towels. Walls and windows are soundproofed and there is there is daily housekeeping, at no extra charge.
The frontdesk, on the first floor, operates from 9am to 11pm and there is an emergency line available 24/7.
There’s also a Library where guests can relax, read and have a drink, a laundry room and a luggage storage area, permanently accessible to guests.
All apartments have:
Air conditioning | Cotton sheets, towels and other linen | Orthopedic mattresses
Free Wi-Fi | 32” LCD TV | Cable TV | Bluetooth speaker
Fully equipped kitchen | Fridge | Microwave | Cooker | Dishwasher | Toaster | Kettle | Washer dryer (common area) | Iron and ironing board | Hairdryer | Full length mirror | Safe | ‘The Visionaire’ furniture designed by Pedrita
BABY BUNDLE (on request)
Cot | Push chair | High chair | Baby bath tub | Changing mat | Toy box
24h access | Elevator | Lounge and library area | Luggage storage with 24h access | Laundry room | Public parking (adjacent)
The Visionaire Suite
2 pax | square, city and castle views
VISIONAIRE SUITE | 2 pax | Open plan | Kitchen | 50 sq meters | 1 double bed | 1 bathroom | Kitchen | Small balcony | City and castle views
One bedroom apartments
2 or 4 pax | standard or city and castle views
1 BEDROOM APARTMENT | 2 or 4 pax | Living room | 1 bedroom | 60 to 80 sq meters | 1 double bed and 2 single beds | 1 bathroom | Open kitchen | Facing city and castle or quiet street
The public spaces
Located on the first floor, the front desk is available from 9 am to 11 pm, to help you check in and check out, answer questions, make reservations or give advice that may make your stay more enjoyable. There is an emergency line available 24/7.
Furnished with antiques and exotic pieces, the Library is a room to read, rest and relax, overlooking the busy Figueira square. Coffee, tea and biscuits are permanently available for guests.
The luggage storage is a shared space where guests can deposit their bags if they arrive early or departure late, and is permanently accessible.
For extended stays, or if you need to do your laundry during your stay at the Visionaire, there is a self-service laundry room equipped with washer-dryers, iron and ironing board.
Special offers for direct bookings
Direct booking 10% off (code: FRIEND)
Book directly and get 10% off standard rates, 10% discount on services (breakfast, transfers, tours, parking) and flexible cancellation.
10% off airport transfer
Book directly with us and get 10% of our airport transfer.
Long stays 20% off (code: FRIEND)
Book directly for 7 nights or more and get 20% off standard rates, 10% discount on services (breakfast, transfers, tours, parking) and flexible cancellation.
10% off tours and daytrips
Book directly with us and get 10% off our curated, customized tours and daytrips to Sintra, Évora, Fátima and more.
Free baby bundle
To make travelling with your children easier, we provide a fully packed baby bundle!
Early bookings 15% off (code: FRIEND)
Book 30 days in advance and get 15% off standard rates, 10% off on services (breakfast, transfers, tours, parking) and flexible cancellation.
10% off breakfast
Book directly with us and get 10% of our delicious and healthy breakfast box, delivered to your room.
The story of Ganda, the rhinoceros
In 1514, Ganda the rhino, was sent to King Manuel I of Portugal as a diplomatic gift by Sultan Muzaffar Shah II of Cambay (present day Gujarat, India). It was the first rhino in Europe since Roman times and people flocked to the main square of Lisbon to see its arrival. Roman historian Pliny had written that rhinos and elephants were bitter enemies and, eager to test this theory, the King organized a fight against an elephant from its menagerie. The nervous elephant fled in panic as soon as the rhino approached, confirming its status and strength.
Despite Ganda’s triumph, King Manuel decided to send it to the Pope in order to consolidate his prestige. Unfortunately, the boat sank on a sudden storm off the coast of Italy and Ganda, shackled to the ship, was unable to escape and perished.
Ganda’s fame would last longer than his journey, though. Its memory lives on thanks to a famous 1515 print by the artist Albrecht Dürer, The Rhinocerus, based on descriptions found in letters sent by Portuguese merchants.
It would go on to become one of the most famous images in history and Ganda, the Rhinocerus, remains the most famous animal of the renaissance.
500 years later, we are committed to the preser vation of this magnificent endangered animal.
The Visionaire proudly supports
Location and contacts
The Visionaire Apartments
The Lisbonaire Apartments
The Visionaire Apartments
Praça da Figueira 5, Lisboa
Tel: +351 912 769 797
Fax: +34 917 903 558
City centre – 0km
Airport – 8km
Belém – 7km
Beaches – 20 km (Caparica), 30km (Cascais)
Sintra – 30km
Metro – Restauradores station (10 m)
Train to Sintra – Estação do Rossio (100 m)
Bus – Aerobus (20m)
Tram to Belém – 15 (50m)
Taxi from airport – between 10 e 15€
Private transfer – 35€ (1-3 pax), 45€ (4-7 pax)