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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.


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.


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.

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 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,854 holiday rentals near Lisbon. From 4,073 Condos/Apartments to 62 Villas, 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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lisbon Old Town: 4,269 holiday rentals
  • Santos-o-Velho: 1,331 holiday rentals
  • Coração de Jesus: 5,145 holiday rentals
  • Chiado: 2,036 holiday rentals
  • Rossio Square: 6,977 holiday rentals 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: 467 holiday homes
  • Ericeira: 700 holiday homes
  • Costa da Caparica: 442 holiday homes
  • Colares: 1,530 holiday homes
  • Quinta do Conde: 840 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? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Lisbon. From travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rossio Square: 6,977 holiday rentals
  • Regimento de Sapadores Bombeiros Museum: 7,029 holiday rentals
  • Rua Augusta Arch: 6,964 holiday rentals
  • Lisbon Oriente Station: 6,383 holiday rentals
  • Presidencia da Republica Museum: 6,949 holiday rentals

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