As Janelas Verdes, Lisbon, Portugal
A novel on the banks of the Tagus in a small boutique hotel in Lisbon old town.
Set up in an 18th century palace – alongside the National Ancient Art Museum – this boutique hotel conserves the serenity of the gestures exchanged between ladies and gentlemen. A small unit comprising 29 rooms, a living room and a library with a view over the Tagus, its decoration maintains the unique atmosphere of the Portuguese noble homes.
With its austere features, the House of “Janelas Verdes” reveals its charms to whosoever dares to be enveloped by the spell of this place. Returning to the time when there was time for everything and this was spent on nourishing the mind. Reading, talking, observing the blue line of the Tagus from the library terrace. Taking tea in the interior garden where the iron wrought spiral staircase stands out, devoured by the centuries-old creeper. It’s a high quality service. In Spring the singing of the birds rocks your emotions whilst having breakfast in the gardenwhenever you like. Inside the house, the water from the fountain which embellishes the central line rises gently. The sun enters the rooms decorated in soft tones of coral and wood, uninvited. But it’s inviting! The bluer than blue horizon of the Tagus seen from the boutique hotel Heritage Lisboa “As Janelas Verdes”.