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THE  PESSSOA, also in this house Fernando Pessoa rented a room.

In Lisbon, there are a few restaurants or eating houses located above decent-looking taverns, places with the heavy, domestic look of restaurants in towns far from any rail line. These second-story eateries, usually empty except on Sundays, frequently contain curious types whose faces are not interesting but who constitute a series of digressions from life.

During a certain period of my life, a desire for peace and low prices made me a regular at one of these second-story restaurants. It happened that when I would come in to eat at around seven o'clock, I would almost always see an individual whose appearance at first did not interest me but little by little did begin to interest me...

...And he timidly pointed out that since he had no place to go, nothing to do, no friends to visit, or interest in books, he too usually spent his nights in his furnished room writing.

Preface of "The  Book of Disquiet"

By Fernando Pessoa




Fernando Pessoa’s Disappearing Act

The mysterious masterpiece of Portugal’s great modernist.

"The New Yorker"

Craig, (CA)

  • An ideal location with quirky but fun decor and surprising decadence.

Jeff,( US)"

An Experience"

Wonderful 'experience'--an immersion into the world of the Portuguese poet Pessoa.

Jacek, (PL)

  • Lisbon is magic, especially if you stay in a good place :)

David, (GB)

  • A great experience that will enrich your understanding of Lisbon and Portuguese culture.

  • The Pessoa is very well run to make you feel extremely welcome and at home, and breakfast in the bakery a couple of doors up made you feel a real part of Lisbon during your stay, as well as getting a great breakfast. If you want a stay at the heart of Lisbon in a place that gives you something of a theatrical experience of Pessoa, 

Mima, (DE)

  • Mima, (DE)

  • Wunderbar mittendrin im Trubel der Stadt.
    Die Lage mitten im Szeneviertel Chiado ist toll, alles ist gut zu Fuß erreichbar. In unmittelbarer Nähe Cafes, Restaurants, Theater, Museen, kleine Läden, Metro, Bus etc. Man wird sehr freundlich empfangen und fühlt sich gleich willkommen. Da "Pessoa-Universum geschaffen.

Celine, (AE)

  • Très original

  • Incroyablement bien situé. La déco est top Bonne réaction aux mails

Lives in a historic, secular building in the centre of Chiado a 5-minute walk from Bairro Alto, invested with the spirit of its surroundings and its famous guest of yesteryear, the iconic writer Fernando Pessoa, who in this house rented his first bedroom, The Pessoa has become a central and real immersive experience in the culture of the city of Lisbon.
Lisbon, however, is for exploring and discover...!

The Pessoa 

Freidoon Fakiri, (US)
  • Lovely
  • The charm and the comfort of your own house. Very unique as the place is decorated with this Portuguese man, Fernando Pessoa, in mind. I loved it here.

Jennifer, (CA)

  • Character, excellent location, comfortable beds are all part of the pluses of the Pessoa.

  • The place has character and there is a lovely lounge to sit and enjoy tea/coffee, etc. with a window overlooking the Largo do Carmo where music groups often seem to be playing and there are magazines, etc. to read. The Lisbon under Stars show (great show) is across the plaza. The location is super convenient to everything. The bed was the most comfortable of any of the places I stayed. And, I learned about Pessoa!

Laurence, (FR)

  • Un très bel endroit à ne pas manquer ... Pessoa trinquera avec vous !

  • Sur une jolie place et très idéalement situé pour la découverte de Lisbonne et pleins de restau sympas dans les rues proches

Wonko the Sane, (AU)

  • Very quirky, tastefully decorated bedroom and common areas almost museum-like, paying homage to the revered Portuguese poet and writer. 

Karen, (US)

"Lovely time at an artsy place"

The location was perfect, the design... The price you pay and experience you get is worth it in itself:)

Mar, (ES)

  • Una maravillosa sorpresa, es la casa donde vivio Pessoa!!!!!!!!

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