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Destination guide

Adventure and fun near Lisbon holiday lettings

Hills, castle keeps, an amazing location on the Tagus estuary, centuries of history and countless neighbourhoods make Lisbon one of the most fascinating capitals in the world. Since booming during the Age of Exploration, it's staked its claim as the home of adventurers. Marine museums and grand monuments to Portugal's most daring seafarers stand tall against the water, the historic edge of a city that forever pulses with life. There are buzzing open-air bars and taste-bud-tingling seafood cantinas, all mixed into the barrios, making Lisbon holiday rentals a truly enticing choice this year.

History

Historic sites near Lisbon holiday homes

Lisbon offers numerous historic sites to explore during your trip. Holiday homes are available near fascinating locations like Castelo de S. Jorge, a hilltop Moorish castle with royal palace ruins and an archaeological museum, and Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a concrete monument to maritime explorers and Henry the Navigator. You’ll also enjoy the Lisbon Cathedral, a 12th-century cathedral shaped like a Latin cross.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday homes in Lisbon

Lisbon holiday rentals are perfect for heritage lovers. Some even hide in the shadow of the mighty Castelo de Sao Jorge, which towers atop the capital with its Moorish crenellations, hiding archaeological finds and formidable cannons from centuries long gone. UNESCO World Heritage status is an obvious achievement for the Gothic majesty of the Jeronimos Monastery that sits below, its handsome 500-year-old interiors open to tours. The Museu da Marinha is next door, chronicling Lisbon's place in the formative Age of Exploration.

Activities

Things to do near Lisbon holiday homes

Bin the map and head out to explore Lisbon's patchwork of barrios. Grandiose Baixa starts things off, spilling out onto the Tagus River, with its wide plazas and neoclassical palaces. You might soon find yourself rattling on historic tram 28 over the cobbles of Alfama, wondering just how like a maze the streets can become. Alight at Martim Moniz, a steep-sided area of spice-scented Indian eateries and cool cafes, all rising to mirador lookouts along the parks above. At night, the Barrio Alto bursts into action – think beer bars and nightclubs galore.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Lisbon holiday homes

Lisbon's lovely summers of warm river breezes and temperatures that sit regularly in the high 20s make it a fine place to be between June and August. But you don't have to come then to make the most of the capital. Those who book Lisbon holiday rentals for autumn months, like September and October, also usually get great weather for strolling the neighbourhoods. Springtime, in April and May, brings prime sightseeing conditions, thanks to the smaller crowds. And then winter comes, enlivening the metropolis with students from across the continent.

Natural features

Nature that grips in Lisbon

Like Rome, Lisbon is draped over 7 hills. You can see the topography peaking and falling from lookouts atop the Castelo de Sao Jorge, up to Belem and down to the edge of the Tagus estuary. Although it's officially on the riverside, it's a quick hop to beaches like Cascais and Peniche for roaring Atlantic surf and swims in the ocean. The Sintra Mountains are the other great natural wonder. They soar to the clouds, with their wooded slopes clad in oak and pine, to the west – look out for mysterious Moorish castles within.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Lisbon

Fly into Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Cascais (CAT), which is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Lisbon Rossio Station, Lisbon Cais do Sodre Station and Lisbon Santa Apolonia Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Lisbon by catching a ride on the metro at Rossio Metro Station, Baixa-Chiado Station or Restauradores Station.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Lisbon

Lisbon offers an array of romantic locations for a once-in-a-lifetime couple’s trip. Holiday homes are available near place like Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, a landscaped terrace with a fountain and panoramic views of the city, and the National Museum of the Azulejo, a museum with decorative azulejo tiles in a 16th-century monastery. You’ll also enjoy Parc Eduardo VII, a scenic park with tree-lined walking paths, manicured lawns and sweeping water views.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lisbon?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,044 holiday lettings around Lisbon. From 56 villas to 4,278 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lisbon?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lisbon. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lisbon Old Town: 4,081 holiday homes
  • Anjos: 4,857 holiday homes
  • Alfama: 2,149 holiday homes
  • Pena: 2,886 holiday homes
  • Bairro Alto: 2,003 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lisbon! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lisbon?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lisbon with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Ericeira: 701 holiday lettings
  • Costa da Caparica: 435 holiday lettings
  • Charneca de Caparica: 195 holiday lettings
  • Carvalhal: 468 holiday lettings
  • Colares: 1,535 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lisbon?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lisbon. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cinemateca Portuguesa Museum: 6,643 holiday rentals
  • Lisboa Congress Centre: 6,693 holiday rentals
  • National Museum of Costume and Fashion: 6,690 holiday rentals
  • Feira da Ladra Flea Market: 6,641 holiday rentals
  • Lisbon City Hall: 6,703 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lisbon listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Lisbon

Ericeira
701 holiday rentals
Costa da Caparica
435 holiday rentals
Charneca de Caparica
195 holiday rentals
Carvalhal
468 holiday rentals
Colares
1,535 holiday rentals
Turcifal
662 holiday rentals
Quinta do Conde
834 holiday rentals
Ventosa
626 holiday rentals
Porto Salvo
5,600 holiday rentals
Barcarena
5,723 holiday rentals
Pinhal Novo
320 holiday rentals
Rio de Mouro
3,805 holiday rentals
Sapataria
271 holiday rentals
Samora Correia
189 holiday rentals
Santiago
489 holiday rentals
Sado
328 holiday rentals
Alfragide
5,203 holiday rentals
Quinta do Anjo
498 holiday rentals
Bobadela
4,437 holiday rentals
Bairro Santana
1,169 holiday rentals