Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and has undergone a revival of sorts in the past few decades. Today it is a vibrant destination, attracting tourists from all over the world. It has a friendly and charming character, making it a favourite among holiday makers. Lisbon is divided into several parishes or areas. Some parishes in Lisbon are Campo Grande, Belem, Alfama, and Santa Isabel. Santa Isabel was founded by Cardinal Tomas De Almeida. This is a particularly ideal parish in which to stay in comfortable self catering accommodation and explore what Lisbon has to offer.
Santa Isabel was founded as a Parish in the 18th century, on may 14th 1741, and exploring this area of Lisbon can be an interesting activity for most tourists. There is no end of different types of self catering accommodation in Santa Isabel. There is much to see and do in Lisbon; local guide books should fill you in on all the local happenings and events. Santa Isabel is situated in the north-west of Lisbon and the Parque Florestal de Monsanto is located close by. This is a great place for travellers to enjoy walking, cycling, or a picnic in the park.
Lisbon offers a wealth of interesting sites, including its architecture, several museums, parks, historically and culturally significant neighbourhoods, as well as a number of other sights of interest to tourists. The beach is just a few minutes away, and the area is well connected by internal public transport, so getting around the city is not a problem at all. There are a number of self catering apartments and other accommodation in this area and is a good place to return to after exploring the city by day.
The weather in Santa Isabel is mild throughout the year, which is what makes Lisbon such a pleasure to visit at any time during the year. In summer, the cool ocean breeze is as refreshing as ever, and the winters are not particularly cold either. Expect the temperatures during the hottest summer months to reach as high as the mid thirties degrees Celsius, on occasions, and during the winter the temperature will average around 11 degrees. Rainfall averages at around 20 inches in this part of Portugal.
Travelling to Santa Isabel is easy from most international destinations. Lisbon has a large and very busy international airport situated a few miles away, between Loures and Lisbon. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the airport from Santa Isabel. The Aeroporto da Portela (LIS) has flights to most international airports in the UK. Many airlines operate flights between Portugal and the UK and these include British Airways, BMI and Tap Air Portugal. Some UK airports that are connected to the Aeroporto da Portela are London Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN), Liverpool (LPL), Newcastle(NCL), Belfast (BFS), Edinburgh (EDI) and Glasgow (GLA).