Ex Libris is an expression in Latin that literally means “from the Books of”.
Its name reflects the tradition of this street, Rua da Misericórdia, which links Praça Luís de Camões with Largo Trindade Coelho in Chiado and borders the historic neighbourhood of Bairro Alto.
Ex Libris is a testament to the vibrant literary and journalistic scene that has always been a part of the street, having housed the offices of O Diário Ilustrado, which was shut down by the government in 1956, and the bookshop Livraria Camões.
This building's excellent location places it in the heart of the action, where things are always happening. You can easily step out for a stroll in Chiado or venture out to Avenida da Liberdade, where you'll find the most exclusive luxury shops. You're also steps away from the trendiest bars and restaurants in the city.
With 18 apartments spread over 6 floors, Ex-Libris redefines the concept of Premium accommodation, offering 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom suites in a building that combines sophistication, tradition and contemporary design.
These 18 apartments are theme-based, created "from the Books of" Portugal's most important authors, with each floor of the building dedicated to an author and each apartment named after a classic work by an author. The design of the interiors reflects a modern space with traditional elements, emphasising Portuguese design and young, local emerging artists.
These elements include paintings by Maisa Champalimaud, wood furniture designed by Cabanas and a lobby featuring Urban Art by the Portuguese graphic designer Add Fuel, who adds a contemporary touch to traditional Portuguese azulejo tiles.
Lisbon is the place to be. What could be more fitting than to stay in a meticulously designed and decorated suite right in the heart of the city, one that offers a truly unforgettable experience?