Santos-o-Velho is a district, or ‘freguesias’ of Lisbon, the capital and largest city in Portugal. Boasting some of city’s best preserved buildings within its confines, the district is especially popular amongst visitors with an interest in all things historical and cultural. Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Santos-o-Velho will therefore find that there is a great choice of self catering accommodation available for holiday rental, to include spacious townhouses and apartments set in some of the district’s most architecturally impressive buildings.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Santos-o-Velho will discover that due to the district being located so centrally, within Lisbon, it makes the perfect base for exploring the many delights of this thriving city. Visitors will also find, however, that there is plenty to see and do within Santos-o-Velho itself. Of particular interest are the well-preserved buildings and landmarks within Madragoa: once a traditional Portuguese village which has since been engulfed within the urban spread of Lisbon. Other tourist draws within Santos-o-Velho include the Museum of Ancient Art and the many architecturally impressive palaces to be found within the district. Travellers looking to enjoy themselves when the sunny days turn to dusk will find that Santos-o-Velho boasts some of the city’s most lively and diverse nightlife.
No holiday spent in Santos-o-Velho can be complete without exploring the almost in exhaustive choice of tourist attractions and amenities to be found within the historic city of Lisbon. Whether visitors head for Alfama, with its Arabic influence evident in its buildings and structures, or to the lively district of Bairro Alto, with its diverse selection of shops and boutiques, along with an equally diverse nightlife, visitors enjoying their holidays here will find there is something for everyone in Lisbon. There is even a great Oceanarium that will simply enthral the kids in your family!
Visitors spending their holidays in Santos-o-Velho will find that the Lisbon area as a whole enjoys a near Mediterranean climate. Summers tend to be warm and dry, with temperatures averaging in the mid- to high-twenties degrees Celsius; whilst winter temperatures tend to range between 9 and 13 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall in Santos-o-Velho is around 24 inches.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Santos-o-Velho will first fly to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). There are a number of airlines operating regular flights to this busy international airport from the UK. These airlines include British Airways, BMI Baby, easyJet and TAP Air Portugal, departing from several regional airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX).