Combro apartments

Tips and places

Useful information


Closest Parking:

EMPark – Calçada do Combro

Address: Calçada do Combro, 70 to 78

Price: 13,00€ / Day




Address: Largo do Calhariz, 10
Schedule: 09:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.



Address: Rua do Loreto, 24




From Carcavelos to Cascais

Closest beaches, but also smaller and with a bigger crowd.

Transport: Catch the train from Cais do Sodré, and get off at any station after Carcavelos



Cova do Vapor / S. João (with or without a bike)


1º Take the train from Cais do Sodré to Belém

2º Take a boat from Belém to Trafaria (where you can have lunch, for example)

3º Walk/Bike from Trafaria to Cova do Vapor or S. João (total distance less than 2 Km – has a bike lane)




Its worth planning a whole day to visit:

Arrábida (A2 motorway towards the south)


Sintra (North of Lisbon)

(both are approximately 30 km from Lisbon)


Costa da Caparica

The beaches at Costa da Caparica have a total length of 15 kms.
They are quite similar all along, but each one has their own special vibe and visitors.
 It is frequently suggested to go beyond the 8th kilometer (in the small train that goes along the beach and only works in summertime) to really see the beauty of the coast.
That is after praia da Mata.
Most beaches have lifeguards on duty, have parking spaces and also restaurants and bars.
Some beaches also have surf board rental or surf classes available!
How to get there: 
Catch the “TST” bus at Praça de Espanha (blue line metro station) until Costa da Caparica ( busses 153, 158 or 159).


Eating Out – Local Recommendations


Sinal Verde

Restaurant Sinal Verde belongs to a couple that came more than 30 years ago

from the very north of Portugal to Lisbon, searching for a better life. It is right in

front of the door of the Combro apartments, and has a such a comfortable,

familiar atmosphere that you will feel like going there everyday. Open at lunch

and dinner. Speciality: Fish.

Address: Calçada do Combro, 40-44, Bairro Alto, Lisboa



Especially recommended at lunch time, Zebras is an iconic restaurant of the area.

Although traditional, attracts many local artists, writers, etc, and is also a place

where locals have a beer during the afternoon. The whole menu is

recommended. The “sopa do cozido” on Thursdays is a insiders tip.

Address: Calçada do Combro, 51/53, Bairro Alto, Lisboa


Embaixada Portuguesa

Embaixada Portuguesa is one of the newest breed of restaurants presenting a

more contemporary version of Portuguese traditional food. Slightly higher

prices, a much younger crowd, but still and interesting statement. Quite full on

weekends. Try arriving early. About 50m from the Combro apartments.

Address: Calçada do Combro, 87, Lisboa


Fado restaurants

Sr. Vinho

Address: Rua do meio à Lapa, 18 1200-723 Lisboa

Senhor Vinho has decades of accumulated tradition, always top talentperforming, and a certain charisma than maintain it one of the most iconiccultural hubs of Fado culture in Lisbon. Almost all the main contemporary Fado singers have performed here. The prices are higher than average, but these are justified if you want to escape the most common tourist-packed lower than average restaurants. A must.

Maria da Mouraria

Address: Largo da Severa, 2/2B 1100-588 Lisboa
Metro Starion:  Martim Moniz

A rising star in the new fado restaurant scene with portuguese and foreign clients alike, Maria da Mouraria gets its name from the famous Mouraria neighborhood, with such an incredibly rich fado tradition headlined by Maria Severa, a local star in the 1 st half of the 19 th century and credited as the main creator of modern fado. The place is small, modern and cosy. The management is very competent, and it opens to a beautiful small central square in the neighborhood. Traditional dishes as well as the well known “tapas” menu are highly advised. For a fado experience without all the formal rituals.



Galeria Zé Dos Bois

One of the most important concert Halls/bars of the whole city, Galeria Zé dos

Bois is a cultural hub hosting art exhibitions, a library, a concert hall and a bar. In

case there are no concerts scheduled, the bar hosts mostly interesting DJs in an

unpretentious atmosphere, where you can relax, dance or talk.

Address: Rua da Barroca 59 1200 Lisboa

Maria Caxuxa

Maria Caxuxa is a bar that quickly turned into a meeting point. Visited by

showbiz figures and meant to provide a cozy atmosphere for a drink after work,

the music is mostly Detroit soul and 70s funk. In summertime people mostly

gather outside, but whatever the season the crowd is always welcoming and the

vibe relaxed.

Address: Rua da Barroca, 6-12, Bairro Alto, Lisboa fountain.