The fourth address of hotelier João Rodrigues, to whom we owe Cabanos No Rio in Comporta, Santa Clara 1728 went to settle in the east of the city, in a still discreet neighborhood in Lisbon. At the heart of a traditional 18th century residence, it was the architect Manuel Aires Mateus who took on the decor orders for this intimate hotel, which only has six suites, consisting of two different types like the Suite Santa Clara is approximately 70 square meters and comprises [of] a very large room with river views on one side, a wide sitting room and a bathroom overlooking the garden on the other and the Suite Tejo is approximately 50 square meters and comprises [of] a very large room with river views, a sitting area, and a bathroom.
24 hours in Lisbon
Initially, I had an appointment only this morning at 10 am with Noe – from the city of the seven hills – to take the pulse of a capital that I thought was still lulled by the nostalgic echoes of fado. It’s over…
In a monastic spirit, the place seduces with its ultra-refined and bright decoration, but also by its restaurant giving pride of place to Lisbon cuisine and wines from the Douro region.
At Santa Clara 1728, no official restaurant but rather a large table d’hôte where meals are served on demand. Under large vaults in soft light, you can taste dishes to share with the flavors of Lisbon. And to taste it, there are homemade scones and a traditional Arroz Doce, a traditional sweet rice pudding, which will undoubtedly remind you of your childhood.
The Santa Clara is not just a hotel, but an experience that blends form and function in a way that is both seamless and inspiring. Every detail has been thoughtfully curated to create a tranquil and sophisticated ambiance that is both inviting and memorable.
For those who want to keep up with the latest ventures of Silent Living, we suggest keeping a watchful eye on this family-run business as it expands organically. With their efforts focused on developing their farm land in Casa no Tampo, the owners are giving birth to their newest project, Herdade no Tempo, which is based on regenerative agriculture – a system based on agricultural principles and techniques that rehabilitates the ecosystem and develops natural resources, instead of depleting them.
Perched atop one of the city’s seven hills, overlooking the Pantheon and the Tagus River beyond.