Casa Bombarda, an elegant 18th Century Townhouse


Bombarda House is an elegant bourgeois townhouse in the centre of Tavira. It was constructed in the late 18th century, some years after the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 which devastated most of the Algarve.
From 2011 to 2013 the house was skillfully restored with an eye to conserving the original architectural details while also conforming to Portuguese building regulations, amongst the strictest and most modern of Europe.

The house is 5 minutes’ walk from the central square and Roman bridge, and 10 minutes’ walk to the ferry to the beach on the Island of Tavira.  Both the train station (trains to Faro take 35 mins and connect to the airport bus) and the bus station are also close by, within easy walking distance, so reaching the house without a car is no problem.

Studio Apartment

65 interior 2

65 interior 3

The 50m2 studio sleeps 2/3, Well furnished, fully equipped, Wi-Fi. Ground floor, handy for cyclists. Ideal for couples or as artist's retreat.The outside patio is sunny, filled with fragrant flowering plants, and perfect for sunbathing, eating outside, drinking tea or cocktails, and reading.

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First Floor Apartment

Bombarda 67 sitting room

67 Interior 3

This elegant first-floor apartment of 110m2, has tall ceilings, beech floors, 2 bedrooms (one with a queen-sized bed, the other with twin beds, sleeping 4 in total), a large sunny covered veranda, an open-air terrace for meals outside, 2 balconies, a kitchen, a large living / dining room, 1 bathroom, and a charming copa.

What is a copa?  It’s the Portuguese name for a tiny room giving onto the street and located over the central stairway.  Its traditional function was to light the stairs, and also to provide the old women of the family with a snug place where they could keep an eye on the street, gossip about what they saw, and sew in the good light.  Now the copa has a desk and chair, for working or letter-writing at the ‘helm’ of the house.
The furniture and decoration are pretty, and in keeping with the age and style of the house.  Paintings, mirrors, plants, ceiling fans and some antique furniture give the place a gracious and old-fashioned air. The distribution of the rooms is the original, as are most of the doors and windows, and those tiles and other features that could be salvaged.

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Images of Tavira and beach
Isla Beach

Tavira river 2

River view

Tavira evening
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