Off-radar. On beauty.
Loveable. Livable. Lisbon.
Casa Amora is located in one of the most central - and special - Lisbon districts. Next to the Jardim das Amoreiras (Mulberries’ Garden), a square surrounded by not-too-high buildings, which is a kind of private garden to those who are lucky to live here. Right next to the Arpad Szenes / Vieira da Silva Museum and the Aqueduto das Águas Livres, where the Water Museum is housed. The 18th century aqueduct is one of the district’s iconic buildings, just as the house where painter Maria Helena Vieira da Silva once lived.
The district owes its name to the mulberry fields that once existed here, as it used to be a farming area. In the 18th century it became a residential area, custom-designed for the silk makers of the city. The first houses were built around the silk factory. The nearby Rua da Escola Politécnica and Rua de São Bento are bursting with antique shops and galleries, and only a stroll away from Chiado and Avenida da Liberdade.
Even though it’s in the heart of the city, the Amoreiras district keeps its very particular pace and unique personality, an unusual combination of vibrancy and quietness. It is closely connected to the city it belongs to, yet preserves an autonomous life, more discreet and reserved. Mundane and secluded, extroverted and full of surprises, the district is like an artist with equal parts of light and shadow. That’s its greatest charm.