Situated in the south-eastern part of the wonderful city of Lisbon is the bustling parish of Sao Vicente de Fora. A Sao Vicente de Fora holiday is the perfect choice for those travellers who wish to be close to the centre of Lisbon and yet still have a place in which to relax during a stress-free day. A Sao Vicente de Fora holiday rental apartment will not only offer spectacular views of the rest of the city, it comes with all of the facilities you need to ensure that your stay is as relaxing as it possibly can be.
Visitors on a Sao Vicente de Fora holiday will discover that there is plenty to see and do in the parish and the immediate area. In terms of activities, the likes of roller blading, walking, cycling, horse riding, swimming, tennis and surfing are all within easy reach of the parish. The area has some wonderful attractions of its own including the Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora. The monastery, which is also a church, was built in the 17th century and is where many of the Portuguese kings from the House of Braganza are buried.
Across the water from the city of Lisbon visitors will find the village of Alcochete which is a great day out whilst on your Sao Vicente de Fora holiday. Alcochete dates back to Roman times and is the place where King Manuel I was born. The village was known for its clay works in ancient times but is more known for its saltpans nowadays. Visitors can still see part of the original building in which King Manuel I was born; it is now part of the beautiful Church of Misericordia, which is now home to a Sacred Art Museum.
If a Sao Vicente de Fora holiday is looking to be a very exciting option for you then you will be eager to learn about the district’s weather. As part of the city of Lisbon, Sao Vicente de Fora benefits from a Mediterranean climate, allowing for relatively warm summers and mild winters. The majority of travellers book a Sao Vicente de Fora holiday from the month of July through to the month of September as these months offer up temperatures of as much as 28 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for Lisbon is approximately 28 inches.
To start enjoying a Sao Vicente de Fora holiday, travellers can depart the UK from various airports including Belfast (BFS), Luton (LTN), Liverpool (LPL), Edinburgh (EDI) and Bristol (BRS). Amongst the airlines offering regular, cheap flights to Lisbon International Airport (LIS), which is just over 15 minutes away from the parish, are BMI Baby, TAP Air Portugal, Aer Lingus, British Airways and easyJet.