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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Cartaxo, Lisbon, Portugal your home away from home

Cartaxo is about 66km north of Lisbon and offers an excellent base for exploring the Ribatejo and Estremadura regions. The town is surrounded by vineyards and is well placed for making a pilgrimage to Fatima or spending a day in the capital city of Portugal. Slightly cheaper and less tourist-oriented than neighbouring Santarem, holiday rentals in Cartaxo are a popular choice.

Things to Do in Cartaxo, Lisbon

Cartaxo has plenty for visitors to see and do. Start with a visit to the Wine and Country Life Museum to understand more about the history and culture of this wine-producing area. It is situated on a working estate and offers tours and wine tasting. In the Largo Sao Joao Baptista square is an ornate 16th century Manueline cross and the Chapel of Senhor dos Passos to visit. The nearest beach is 50km away at Foz do Arelho which is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, windsurfing and other waterports. Those wanting to try surfing should head for Peniche Beach. Watersports can also be enjoyed on Lake Barragem de Magos. Golf is popular in Portugal and the 18-hole Rio Maior Golf Club is 23km from your Cartaxo holiday home. Explore the rural countryside on foot or by car and discover the many small villages each with their own small shops, bakery and church.

Places to Visit Around Cartaxo, Lisbon

Historic Santarem is the capital of the region and is just 16km north of your Cartaxo holiday home. It is an outstandingly attractive town full of history, set on the banks of the Rive Tejo. The well-preserved mediaeval village of Obidos with its magnificent fortified castle and city walls is about 30 minutes drive from Cartaxo. The castle dates back to Roman times but was remodeled and the keep was added in the 14th century. About 7km from Cartaxo is the remains of the Vila Nova de Sao Padro, a even older prehistoric fortified castle. A day trip to Lisbon is well worthwhile to see its cathedral (Se) and castle, museums, shopping and riverfront area.

Weather in Cartaxo, Lisbon

Holiday rental homes in Cartaxo enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures ranging from 21-28°C (70-83°F) during the day. The area is very pleasant in the winter with temperatures generally above 14°C (57°F) even in January and slightly more rain.

Travel to Cartaxo, Lisbon

The nearest airport serving Cartaxo holiday rentals is the Lisbon Portela (LIS) Airport which is about 50 km drive away. It is served by many budget airlines including easyJet, British Airways and Air France making it a cheap and easy destination to get to. A hire car is useful for exploring the local area and can be picked up from the airport.

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                                                                                                  Fantastic house

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                                                                                                  All the information provided is accurated and it was very impresive when we arrived. The swimming pool is fantastic as well as the rest of the house. Very clean and with a very large list of kitchen gadgets. Fully recommended. The nearest village has several cheap restaurants (basics), and a quite good seafood restaurant. There is also a Supermarket for everything needed.
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                  Lovely family holiday

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                                                                                                  We had a wonderful stay in this home from home villa. It truly felt liked staying at a friend's house, rather than a rental. We couldn't have asked for a better host in Joao. A lovely, friendly man who truly wants you to have the best experience in his country. The villa was spacious and offered privacy for each family. Incredible well stocked and very clean. The pool was lovely (albeit quite cold sometimes) and the gardens well tended. We enjoyed many days out and would recommend Sintra, Obidos, Palmela and of course Lisbon itself. Thank you Joao for helping to make our holiday such an enjoyable one.
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017