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Highlights in Lisbon
- Historical buildings
- Architectural delights
- Pastéis de Nata for the sweet tooth
- Romantic capital city
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Lisbon
Lisbon is the quintessential European city, with its hilly, winding streets, centuries old architecture, monumental statues, buzzing nightlife and gorgeous natural setting. So, where to stay? There are hundreds of lettings right in the city centre, in the area called Baixa and Rossio, which is the most popular area for tourists. The Bairro Alto offers holiday rentals in the heart of the nightlife, best for young partygoers. For shoppers, look no further than the area around Avenida de Liberdade. Culture buffs will be right at home in Belém, with its impressive museums and galleries.Historical rentals in the centre of the action
Lisbon is a land of urban flats that simply brim with character. Typically small with 1 or 2 bedrooms, you can choose from a multitude of historical gems right in the heart of this pulsating city. Look out for lettings high up on the seven hills of Lisbon – the views are eye-watering!
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The area and getting around
In Portugal’s capital, each street has a story to tell and every corner reveals a new secret. The various neighbourhoods of the city bring their own particular vibe and attractions and are all well worthy of your explorative energy. To get orientated, start at Baixa and Rossio, the famous downtown area, home to iconic many of Lisbon’s main landmarks, shopping and dining opportunities.Explore Lisbon’s historic neighbourhoods
For a bohemian vibe and the best Saturday night puissance, head for the windy, hilly neighbourhood of Bairro Alto. The neighbourhood of Alfama is the oldest and most alluring part of the city. It is the apotheosis of narrow, winding medieval alleys in Lisbon and home to must-see landmarks such as Castelo de São Jorge. For modern Lisbon, head to Parque das Nações, built to accommodate Expo ’98, today it stands as a living memory of that event, and there are myriad cool restaurants and bars on the strip along the river awaiting your felicitous presence.
Travellers and activities
Lisbon has an incredible variety of architecture styles scattered around the city that reflect its long and storied history. Take a trip through myriad eras starting at São Jorge Castle, emblematic of the city, it encompasses its history from 48BC as a Roman settlement through to the 10th-century Moorish domination. Then head to Belem Tower, built in 1515, it is a prominent example of Portuguese Manueline architecture, acknowledges the Portuguese maritime discoveries that laid the foundations of our modern world. Visit the 17th century São Roque church, which harks back to the era when Portugal was rich in gold thanks to the ‘voyages of discovery’, and finish of at the Monument to Discoveries, erected in its current form in 1960 during the Salazar dictatorship. Except don’t finish there, because there are scores more fascinating buildings and structures to visit to delight the most hardened of architecture buffs!Lisbon for couples
Portugal’s soulful and romantic capital offers lucky couples beautiful weather, stunning sights, and relaxing, amor inducing surroundings. Why not take a picnic up to the top of one of Lisbon’s seven hills, sip on a glass of cava whilst you both look over the resplendent views of the city? Then head back down into the city from where you can take a romantic sunset cruise on the Tagus River, and after the sun has gone down, why not dine like royalty in the impossibly romantic surroundings of Casa do Alentejo, an old royal palace?!
Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe, predating London, Paris and Rome by centuries!
Top 5 travel tips in Lisbon
Discover ‘Lisbon’s lungs’, a huge area of forest next to the city dotted with eucalyptus, oak and pine trees, criss-crossed with trails affording camera-lens-cracking views over the city and beyond.2. Take an iconic tram ride
Lisbon is a city famed for its historic, rattling tram lines and Tram 28 is an iconic route that takes you up steep, cobbled roads into the old Alfama district, dropping you off beneath the gorgeous domes of the Estrela Basilica.3. Head out for the day to Sinta
When in Lisbon be sure to take a day trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a picturesque town that boasts extravagant residences, ancient castles and dazzling scenery. You can make your way to this mystical land of palaces and gardens by train – it is an easy 30-minute ride from Lisbon.4. Immerse yourself in the local sea life
Ranked in the top-5 in Europe, the huge Lisbon Oceanarium houses countless exhibits related to the local marine life. It does a phenomenal job of educating the public on conservation efforts, and the exposition of sharks and stingrays is nothing less than dramatic!5. Find a bakery – any bakery!
For those with a sweet tooth, the need to repent is no more, for Lisbon is your very own Heaven on Earth. From the famous Pastéis de Nata in Belém, to Tartes de Maça, to Travesseiros in nearby Sintra, pinch yourself you will, wake up you won’t!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Lisbon
How much did it cost for a holiday rental in Lisbon last year?
Last year revealed that Lisbon has an annual average price of £131 per night.
What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Lisbon?
If you would like to save the maximum amount during your visit to Lisbon, book to go there in February (£121 per night on average), March (£121), or November (£123) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Lisbon?
Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in Lisbon was June, with an average price of £140 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of £140, and May, with £138.
Are there usually many holiday lettings available in Lisbon?
When going on holiday to Lisbon, we recommend you to think ahead, as 66% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
April, May, and July are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 48%, 45% and 39%. However, even during the time when availability is the highest, the average is only 44%. It would be a good idea to always prepare your holiday to Lisbon in advance.
During which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?
The month with the highest average number of booked rentals is November (only 18% of properties were available on average in the previous year). Followed by February (21%), and December (22%).
How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in Lisbon?
In Lisbon we offer you an extensive catalogue of approximately 6,700 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 32 local and international partners.