Where to stay around Mafra?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 922 holiday lettings near Mafra. From 348 Condos/Apartments to 336 Studios, 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 Mafra is on HomeAway.

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

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 Mafra:

  • Baixa: 2,768 holiday homes
  • Malveira da Serra: 30 holiday homes
  • Areia: 78 holiday homes
  • Praia Grande: 125 holiday homes
  • Azenhas do Mar: 71 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 Mafra?

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

  • Aldeia Tipica: 2,227 holiday lettings
  • Igreja Do Gradil: 2,014 holiday lettings
  • Iberian Wolf Recuperation Center: 5,736 holiday lettings
  • Praca da Republica: 6,075 holiday lettings
  • Tapada Nacional de Mafra Park: 3,339 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Mafra 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 Condos/Apartments in Mafra?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 348 Condos/Apartments in Mafra. Our other popular types of Mafra holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 336 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 252 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 225 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I rent rural rentals in Mafra?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 273 rural rentals in Mafra. You have also many other possibilities in Mafra area, including:

  • Village rentals: 270 holiday rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 148 holiday rentals
  • Mountain rentals: 136 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 Mafra?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool among our 42 holiday homes with heated indoor pool available in Mafra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental farmhouse or self-catering villa in Mafra, Portugal your home away from home

    Nestled on the west coast of Portugal, 40km north of Lisbon is the small town of Mafra. This unassuming town has a charming, welcoming atmosphere and is well situated to explore the Costa do Estoril and Costa de Prata regions of Portugal.

    Things to do on holiday in Mafra, Portugal

    The primary tourist attraction in the town is the Mafra National Palace (Palácio de Mafra). The Baroque palace is filled with extravagant rooms that were once royal apartments, a monastery, a library, a hospital, and a royal basilica. The two bell towers contain the world’s largest collection of bells and can be heard miles away when they ring on Sundays. There are guided tours of the Mafra Palace, which allow visitors to learn about the history and culture of the town. Attached to the palace is a wildlife park that was once a royal hunting ground. Other attractions in the town include the Nature Centre for the Preservation of the Iberian Wolf, as well as a museum that contains a collection of antique horse-drawn carriages.

    Mafra’s central location provides visitors with plenty of things to do on holiday. For visitors who enjoy outdoor activities there are numerous hiking trails that offer the possibility to explore the coastal region on foot, or on horseback. At the port village of Ericeira visitors to self-catering homes in Mafra can enjoy the catch of day at restaurants that offer traditional Portuguese gastronomy. There are also beaches nearby, including Ribeira d'Ilhas Beach and Praia da Vigia where visitors to villas in Mafra can enjoy sun bathing, swimming, water skiing, surfing and scuba diving. Further south you’ll find the fashionable Estoril-Cascais beaches.

    Places to visit on holiday in Mafra, Portugal

    The bustling city of Lisbon is only a short drive away from Mafra accommodation, and is a great day trip destination. The beautiful and mixed architecture of the Hieronymites Monastery, Belem tower and St. George's Castle will impress visitors. Other attractions include the Chiado shopping district, Praça do Comércio plaza and the Gulbenkian Museum.

    Sintra is located 25km away from Mafra and is well worth a visit just for the spectacular surroundings. The area is a UNESCO world heritage site and contains remains of a Moorish Castle and the 19th century Pena Palace. There are walking trails that take visitors through the picturesque woods to the Moorish Castle.

    Weather in Mafra, Portugal

    Villas in Mafra enjoy a mild Mediterranean climate. The town is sunny throughout the year. Summer temperatures can reach 36°C in the hottest months, but the Gulf Stream brings relief from the extreme heat. Winters are wet and cool with temperatures around 15°C. Most rain falls between October and April.

    Flights to Mafra, Portugal

    Reaching villas in Mafra has never been easier. Lisbon Airport (LIS) is conveniently located only 40km away from Mafra accommodation. easyJet, BMIbaby, TAP and British Airways offer direct flights to Lisbon from Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and London airports. There are hourly buses to Mafra that depart from Lisbon’s Campo Grande bus terminal. Visitors can also hire a car and enjoy the short drive to holiday rentals in Mafra.

    Activities and attractions in and around Mafra

    Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Mafra a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Lisbon Oceanarium (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
    • Tapada Nacional de Mafra Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
    • AdegaMae Winery (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
    • Quinta Das Carrafouchas Vineyard (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
    • Lisbon Sports Club (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
    • Pena Park (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Mafra

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Mafra. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Guincho Beach (18 mi / 28.9 km)
    • Cascais Beach (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
    • Tapada Nacional de Mafra Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
    • Iberian Wolf Recuperation Center (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
    • Santa Marta Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
    • Foz de Lizandro Beach (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)