Destination guide

Adventure and fun near Lisbon holiday lettings

Hills, castle keeps, an amazing location on the Tagus estuary, centuries of history and countless neighbourhoods make Lisbon one of the most fascinating capitals in the world. Since booming during the Age of Exploration, it's staked its claim as the home of adventurers. Marine museums and grand monuments to Portugal's most daring seafarers stand tall against the water, the historic edge of a city that forever pulses with life. There are buzzing open-air bars and taste-bud-tingling seafood cantinas, all mixed into the barrios, making Lisbon holiday rentals a truly enticing choice this year.


Historic sites near Lisbon holiday homes

Lisbon offers numerous historic sites to explore during your trip. Holiday homes are available near fascinating locations like Castelo de S. Jorge, a hilltop Moorish castle with royal palace ruins and an archaeological museum, and Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a concrete monument to maritime explorers and Henry the Navigator. You’ll also enjoy the Lisbon Cathedral, a 12th-century cathedral shaped like a Latin cross.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday homes in Lisbon

Lisbon holiday rentals are perfect for heritage lovers. Some even hide in the shadow of the mighty Castelo de Sao Jorge, which towers atop the capital with its Moorish crenellations, hiding archaeological finds and formidable cannons from centuries long gone. UNESCO World Heritage status is an obvious achievement for the Gothic majesty of the Jeronimos Monastery that sits below, its handsome 500-year-old interiors open to tours. The Museu da Marinha is next door, chronicling Lisbon's place in the formative Age of Exploration.


Things to do near Lisbon holiday homes

Bin the map and head out to explore Lisbon's patchwork of barrios. Grandiose Baixa starts things off, spilling out onto the Tagus River, with its wide plazas and neoclassical palaces. You might soon find yourself rattling on historic tram 28 over the cobbles of Alfama, wondering just how like a maze the streets can become. Alight at Martim Moniz, a steep-sided area of spice-scented Indian eateries and cool cafes, all rising to mirador lookouts along the parks above. At night, the Barrio Alto bursts into action – think beer bars and nightclubs galore.


Local weather for your stay in Lisbon holiday homes

Lisbon's lovely summers of warm river breezes and temperatures that sit regularly in the high 20s make it a fine place to be between June and August. But you don't have to come then to make the most of the capital. Those who book Lisbon holiday rentals for autumn months, like September and October, also usually get great weather for strolling the neighbourhoods. Springtime, in April and May, brings prime sightseeing conditions, thanks to the smaller crowds. And then winter comes, enlivening the metropolis with students from across the continent.

Natural features

Nature that grips in Lisbon

Like Rome, Lisbon is draped over 7 hills. You can see the topography peaking and falling from lookouts atop the Castelo de Sao Jorge, up to Belem and down to the edge of the Tagus estuary. Although it's officially on the riverside, it's a quick hop to beaches like Cascais and Peniche for roaring Atlantic surf and swims in the ocean. The Sintra Mountains are the other great natural wonder. They soar to the clouds, with their wooded slopes clad in oak and pine, to the west – look out for mysterious Moorish castles within.

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.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Lisbon

Lisbon offers an array of romantic locations for a once-in-a-lifetime couple’s trip. Holiday homes are available near place like Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, a landscaped terrace with a fountain and panoramic views of the city, and the National Museum of the Azulejo, a museum with decorative azulejo tiles in a 16th-century monastery. You’ll also enjoy Parc Eduardo VII, a scenic park with tree-lined walking paths, manicured lawns and sweeping water views.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lisbon?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 4,793 vacation rentals near Lisbon. From 81 villas to 3,959 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lisbon for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lisbon?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lisbon. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Anjos: 4,611 vacation rentals
  • Alfama: 1,943 vacation rentals
  • Pena: 6,387 vacation rentals
  • Lisbon Old Town: 3,548 vacation rentals
  • Bairro Alto: 1,817 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lisbon! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

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

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lisbon. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pena: 6,387 rentals
  • Cinemateca Portuguesa Museum: 6,356 rentals
  • Lisboa Congress Centre: 6,420 rentals
  • National Museum of Costume and Fashion: 6,367 rentals
  • Santos: 6,483 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lisbon listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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