The Chiado area of Lisbon suffered from a devastating fire in 1988, but a huge renovation project has brought it back to life as a great shopping area with all manner of facilities and street entertainment. Self catering accommodation in Chiado, Lisbon, is most popularly found in apartment buildings. Each apartment is furnished, decorated and looked after to the highest standards, meaning that your holidays in Chiado will be a relaxing one.
Whilst there are seemingly hundreds of things to do in Lisbon, there is also plenty to do for those people who are more active. The beach is just minutes away, and here, it is possible to windsurf, swim and dive. Away from the coast, there are a number of golf courses that you can choose to play from, and most will rent clubs to you if you did not bring your own with you on holiday to Chiado. There are many more activities to choose from, whether it be jogging, swimming or tennis, so there is no excuse not to keep fit during you holidays in Chiado.
Lisbon has a plethora of colourful streets and squares packed with old, character-filled buildings. The Belem Tower is arguably the city’s most photographed monument, and Jeronimos Monastery is another place that should be towards the top of a ‘must see’ list. The city has many different architectural styles, and these have helped to shape the look of the various districts. Spending some time walking around the city is the best way to both see and appreciate these. As with any major capital city, there are many museums to visit should the mood take you, some of which specialise in one particular area, such as the Gulbenkian Museum, and others that cover a range of subjects and fields.
With a mild and pleasant climate, a visit can be made to Chiado, Lisbon, at almost any time of year. The average summer temperatures will often reach the high-twenties degrees Celsius; whereas winters see temperatures closer to the low-teens. The annual average rainfall for this western part of Portugal is around 18 inches.
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is where you will land if you are flying to your holidays in Chiado, Lisbon. There are a number of airlines offering frequent and affordable flights to Lisbon and these include TAP Air Portugal, British Airways, BMI, Ryanair and easyJet. Leave from UK airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), East Midlands (EMA), Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI), London Heathrow (LHR) and Stansted (STN).