Published on October 29th, 2018 | by admin0
Verride Palácio Santa Catarina, Lisbon, Portugal
Verride Palácio Santa Catarina is located in a renovated historic townhouse in the heart of Lisbon. It has elegant 19 rooms, suites and the stylish and sophisticated common areas. The top floor terrace where you will feel immersed in a breathtakingly beautiful 360º view of the old town, the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean. In restoring the Pombalino interiors, architect Teresa Nunes da Ponte walked a fine line between keeping the ancient but still beautiful bones, whilst injecting a sophisticated modernity.
In the main, this has meant meticulously restoring the intricate mouldings, the wrought iron internal staircase, ornamental ceilings, the Portuguese and Greek marble in the public spaces and, in some of the suites, the original blue and white Azulejo tiles. The timber floors were salvaged and repurposed as dining tables in the restaurants. .At sunset, the miradouro just next to the Verride’s cobblestoned forecourt turns into a lively honeypot of beautiful young things who dance day into night to the soulful jangle of a regular Portuguese band. It’s a perfect pre-prandial treat especially since executive chef Bruno Carvalho, unusually for a hotel of this size, presides over two restaurants: Suba, a gastro bar that serves up king crabs with a citrus and guacamole cream, and crisp chilli shrimp aguachile; and Criatura, a more formal dining room featuring the likes of cabidela and roasted sea-bass.