If you are looking to be amongst the heart of the hustle and bustle of the wonderful city of Lisbon, then staying in the Baixa district of the city is the right way to go about it. Baixa is an historical quarter of the city and was given an elegant new look after the renowned 1755 earthquake. A Baixa holiday means that you can be in amongst all the shops, cafés and restaurants as well as close to some of the city’s major tourist attractions. It is guaranteed that a Baixa holiday rental apartment will have all of the charm of the olden days with the mod-cons that you would expect in the 21st century to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Being in the centre of a large city such as Lisbon, it is fair to say that there are limitations on the activities available on a Baixa holiday. That said, visitors still have access to pursuits such as walking, cycling, tennis, golf and swimming close at hand. The main attractions that can be found in the Baixa district include the Santa Justa Elevator, also known as the Carmo Lift. The elevator is a magnificent building and piece of engineering work constructed by the apprentice of Gustave Eiffel during the early 20th century. Other attractions not to be missed in Baixa are the Sao Domingos Church and Rossio Square.
Whilst relaxing on a Baixa holiday it is likely that you will want to get out and explore the surrounding area for one or two days. A journey north to the town of Alenquer is certainly worth a day out during your stay. The town may appear sleepy, but it has several great attractions including the Convent of Sao Francisco, a religious house which dates back to 1222, making it the oldest Franciscan house remaining in the whole of the country. Visitors may also enjoy a trip to the Museu de Hipolito Cabaco which is filled with Stone Age artefacts and finds.
If a Baixa holiday is looking to be a very exciting option for you and your travelling companions, then you will be eager to learn about the district’s weather. Baixa benefits from a Mediterranean climate, which means that there are warm to hot summers and mild winters awaiting eager visitors. The majority of travellers tend to book a Baixa holiday for the months of June, July and August as these months offer up hot temperatures, some days as high as 28 degrees Celsius. If you decide to visit during the winter months you can expect a maximum daytime temperature of around 15 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall amount for Baixa is approximately 28 inches.
Those travellers interested in a Baixa holiday will be able to start their wonderful trip by flying into Lisbon International Airport (LIS) which is approximately 4 miles away from the district. Amongst the airlines offering affordable, frequent flights to Lisbon are easyJet, TAP Air Portugal, British Airways, BMI Baby and Aer Lingus. Passengers can depart the UK from various airports including Belfast (BFS), Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI), Liverpool (LPL) and Bristol (BRS).