Where to stay around Alfama?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,983 holiday lettings near Alfama. From 1,882 Studios to 1,882 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alfama is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Alfama?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alfama:

  • Baixa: 2,768 holiday homes
  • Verdizela: 46 holiday homes
  • Casal das Figueiras: 57 holiday homes
  • Lapa: 1,452 holiday homes
  • Bairro Alto: 2,275 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alfama?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Alfama. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Artes Decorativas Museum: 6,018 holiday lettings
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia: 6,016 holiday lettings
  • Portas do Sol Viewpoint: 6,020 holiday lettings
  • Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas: 6,135 holiday lettings
  • Lisbon Cathedral (Se): 6,141 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Alfama listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in Alfama?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,882 Studios in Alfama. Our other popular types of Alfama holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,882 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 72 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 3 self catering accommodations

Can I rent downtown rentals in Alfama?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 693 downtown rentals in Alfama. You have also many other possibilities in Alfama area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 44 holiday rentals
  • Beach rentals: 24 holiday rentals
  • Golf course rentals: 16 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool in Alfama?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool among our 4 holiday homes with heated indoor pool available in Alfama. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Alfama also enquired about apartments in Bairro Alto, apartments in Baixa and apartments in Chiado

    Make A Holiday Rental Apartment in Alfama, Portugal Your Home Away From Home

    If your idea of an ideal holiday is one where you can get to know all about the history of an historic city, then an Alfama holiday will be right up your street. The Alfama district in the Portuguese city of Lisbon is the oldest one in the city itself and has a strong sense of community as well as tradition. An Alfama holiday rental apartment will not only come with all the mod-cons that you would expect, it will also give you some of the most amazing views of the city.

    Things to Do on Holiday in Alfama, Portugal

    An Alfama holiday allows visitors to enjoy a range of activities and attractions without having to wander too far out of the district. In terms of physical activities the likes of swimming, walking and cycling are widely available in the district. There are plenty of attractions, which is the reason most people opt to stay in Alfama, including Lisbon Cathedral. This beautiful building dates back to the 12th century and is home to the casket containing the remains of Saint Vincent, the patron saint of the city. Also worth visiting in Alfama are the ruins of a 1st century Roman theatre and the Santa Engracia National Pantheon which contains the tombs of past presidents and famous writers.

    Places to Visit on Holiday in Alfama, Portugal

    As well as all the wonderful sights to be found in Lisbon there are some other fantastic places worth visiting whilst on an Alfama holiday. Approximately half an hour to the south of Lisbon, in the Setubal district, is the town of Palmela. The town dates back to Roman times and its main attraction is its castle which dates back to medieval times. The castle takes pride of place on a hilltop in the town and is now a luxurious hotel. Much of the stylish 17th century interior can still be seen.

    Weather in Alfama, Portugal

    It is highly likely that the weather will play an important role in your Alfama holiday and you will want to know what to expect before you go. The city of Lisbon is privy to a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and relatively warm summers. July, August and September are the most popular times of the year for travellers to visit the city as this is when daytime temperatures can reach as high as 23 degrees Celsius on average. The cooler months, from December through to February see the temperature cool down to around 15 degrees Celsius at the most. The annual rainfall amount for Lisbon is approximately 28 inches with December tending to be the wettest month.

    Travel to Alfama, Portugal

    Jetting off on a wonderful Alfama holiday is very simple to do. Travellers are most likely to arrive at Lisbon International Airport (LIS) which is less than 20 minutes away from the Alfama district. Passengers can depart the UK from a variety of airports including Bristol (BRS), Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Cardiff (CWL) and Glasgow (GLA). Travellers will find that there are many internationally recognised air operators who have special deals on flights such as British Airways, KLM, easyJet, TAP Air Portugal and BMI Baby.

    Activities and attractions in Alfama

    Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Alfama a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Lisbon Oceanarium (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
    • Portas do Sol Viewpoint (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
    • Torel Garden (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
    • Ascensor da Gloria (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
    • Glória Lift (1 mi / 1.7 km)
    • Bela Vista Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Alfama

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Alfama is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Cascais Beach (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
    • Miradouro de Santa Luzia (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
    • Torel Garden (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
    • Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
    • Belvedere Sao Pedro de Alcantara (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
    • Botanical Garden (1.2 mi / 2 km)