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History and culture near Lisbon holiday homes to rent

Lisbon is a city steeped in history. Overlooking the Tagus Estuary, this coastal capital boasts cobbled streets rolling over hilltops, pastel-coloured buildings with red clay rooftops and the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. History peeks around every corner, from the Barrio Alto to the Alfama, where iconic, vintage trams service much of the city. These same trams clink and clang up the city's 7 hills, along the streets that are now lined with wine bars, cafes and boutiques offering unique wares. Browse Lisbon vacation rentals and envision yourself eating fresh fish and pastel de nata among the locals.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Lisbon holiday homes

Lisbon is teeming with museums that span everything, from art to history to architecture. Experience a visual overload of the famous and iconic Azulejos ceramics at the National Tile Museum. The Museu da Marinha on the banks of the Tagus offers insight into Portugal's glorious golden age, when the nation's explorers ruled the oceans and discovered new lands. Connected to the Museu da Marinha is the Jeronimos Monastery, featuring an elegant fusion of Manueline-Gothic architecture. This offers the perfect introduction to Belem Tower, situated just down the coast and a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Activities

Things to do near Lisbon holiday rentals

The very best way to fall in love with all that Lisbon has to offer is by simply strolling its cobbled streets. Get lost among the winding, climbing streets of the Alfama, or take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Barrio Alto. You'll suddenly find yourself in stunning palazzos, standing in the shadows of monuments dedicated to the Age of Discovery. Opt for a guided tour of Lisbon's Moorish citadels, or its growing and multicultural food scene, all before hitting the bars and experiencing Portuguese nightlife at its best.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Lisbon holiday rentals

Throughout the year, Lisbon has something to offer. You'll find the biggest crowds in summer, from May through August, coupled with the highest temperatures. The days are hot and sunny, but pleasant breezes roll in off the estuary. It's worth it to battle the crowds in the name of the annual sardine festival and other events that bring the streets to life throughout the peak holiday season. Winters are cool and crisp, offering better rates and more affordable Lisbon vacation rentals. As an added bonus, you'll find smaller crowds flooding the streets, restaurants and museums.

Natural highlights

Lisbon's location is just one part of its allure

Lisbon's locale is most definitely 1 of its highlights. Its spot on the shores of the Tagus River near the opening of the Atlantic Ocean is also close to the rugged and forested Sintra Mountains. From the centre of the city, a visit to Cascais' beaches and surf scene is just a train ride down the coast, or you can hop across the bridge and find the sands of Costa da Caparica. Inland, you'll see Cabo da Roca, with its stunning, windblown cliffs, where gorgeous sunsets and a historic lighthouse marks the westernmost point of mainland Europe.

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.

Family friendly

Family fun near Lisbon holiday homes

Lisbon has plenty of fun and educational attractions for kids. Holiday homes are available near places like Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a concrete monument built to honour maritime explorers, and Lisbon Oceanarium, a waterside aquarium with ocean habitats for sharks, rays, penguins and tropical fish. Kids will also like the Lisbon Zoo, a city zoo with hundreds of species of animals and a children’s farm.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Lisbon

Couples can explore an array of unique attractions in Lisbon. Holiday rentals are close to places like Castelo de S. Jorge, a hilltop Moorish castle and royal residence with palace ruins and an archaeological museum, and Avenida da Liberdade, a vibrant boulevard with high-end shops and historic monuments. You’ll also like Praça do Comércio, a public square lined with shops and cafes.

Where to stay near Lisbon?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,927 holiday rentals near Lisbon. From 4,230 Condos/Apartments to 430 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lisbon for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lisbon Old Town: 3,852 holiday rentals
  • Santos-o-Velho: 1,171 holiday rentals
  • Coração de Jesus: 1,682 holiday rentals
  • Chiado: 1,843 holiday rentals
  • Rossio Square: 6,569 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lisbon! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Carvalhal: 474 holiday homes
  • Ericeira: 726 holiday homes
  • Costa da Caparica: 456 holiday homes
  • Estoril: 1,306 holiday homes
  • São João das Lampas: 1,473 holiday homes

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lisbon?

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

  • Rossio Square: 6,569 holiday rentals
  • Regimento de Sapadores Bombeiros Museum: 6,622 holiday rentals
  • Lisbon Oriente Station: 5,972 holiday rentals
  • Fernando Pessoa Statue: 6,587 holiday rentals
  • Santa Justa Elevator: 6,561 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lisbon listed on HomeAway 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 homes.

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