PALÁCIO LUDOVICE

Located in the heart of Lisbon amidst the mythical Chiado, Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real neighbourhoods, facing the breathtaking panoramic views of the São Pedro de Alcântara Viewpoint and the emblematic Glória Tram.

Former private residence of João Federico Ludovice, architect to King João V in the 18th century, its rooms and halls are brought back to life as 61 rooms and suites, completely transformed under a wine connoisseur’s eye.


A PLACE WHERE HISTORY MEETS LUXURY... AROUND A GLASS OF WINE

Ludovice
Story

In the early 1700, João Federico Ludovice arrived in Lisbon, commissioned to transform King João V’s architectural desires into reality. In search of a place to build a private residence for him and his descendants, he found in the mythical Bairro Alto the perfect spot.
A façade developed in 5 floors of unequal height and dimensions, opened by a large central door with decorated pilasters, windows framed in stone, balconies with stunning views over Lisbon and of the Bairro Alto neighbourhood, 18th century white-and-blue tiled walls, a Chapel with Masonic symbols and a hebraic inscription, palatial rooms with stucco ceilings and a majestic staircase. This was the first palacete of its kind, one to occupy an entire block.

Art & Design
Concept

An Epicurean Lifestyle Celebration

    In charge of the renovation works at Palácio Ludovice Wine Hotel was the renowned Portuguese architect and designer Miguel Câncio Martins, internationally recognized for emblematic projects such as the Buddha Bar in Paris, the Opium in London, and for hotels such as Quinta da Comporta in Portugal.
    Under his care, the original white-and-blue tiles from the 18th century, its fresco paintings and stucco ceilings were preserved, and a new and palatial accommodation arose, marking the beginning of a new era in this historical landmark.
    A privileged location with sumptuous accommodation, an iconic gastronomic experience at Federico restaurant, curated wine tastings at the Porto Wine Institute and the luxurious grapevine wellness treatments at CAUDALIE come together to allow guests to discover Lisbon through the lens of a fine wine connoisseur.