The Loures area of Lisbon is on the north side of the city. It was created by royal decree in 1886 and has an estimated population of 200,000 locals. Sintra is the main town in the region. The Loures area is divided into three distinct areas: the rural area to the north, the urban area to the south and the industrial area to the east.
During the summer, holiday homes in the Loures area are well catered for as the municipality of Loures arranges a Program of Leisure time (OTL) which is particularly aimed at offering entertainment for young people, both local and visitors. These include athletics, “no trophy” races and other activities. The area offers plenty of things to do including sightseeing, visiting museums, hiking, picnicking and a choice of golf courses to keep visitors happy around their Loures area holiday rentals. Walking tours around Lisbon’s most famous monuments are a great way to learn about the city and get some great photographs!
The town of Loures was largely rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake and has some interesting architecture. The Chapel of Our Lady of Health was built by refugees from Lisbon during the plague and is an interesting attraction. The Palace of St Anthony is worth visiting along with the Palace of Correio-Mor which houses an important collection of artwork and tiles. Nations Park is a great place to visit for those with self catering holiday homes in the Loures area. It holds a local farmer’s market where local produce and fresh fish can be purchased.
Holiday rental homes in the Loures area enjoy hot summers with low rainfall. Average temperatures range from 21-28°C (70-83°F) during the day from May to October. The area is very pleasant in the winter with daytime temperatures generally above 14°C (57°F) even in January and slightly more rain.
The nearest airport serving Loures holiday rentals is the Lisbon Portela (LIS) Airport which is about 7 km drive away from the centre of Loures, Portugal. There are many budget airlines serving Lisbon Airport including easyJet, British Airways and Air France making it a cheap and easy destination to get to. Other airports in the Loures area include Badajoz Domestic (BJZ) Airport and Faro (FAO) International Airport, 227km away. A hire car is useful for exploring the local area and can be picked up from any airport.