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Destination guide

A city where history peeks around every corner

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

Portugal is here to please all your senses

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

Fall in love and get lost in lovely Lisbon

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

A very worthwhile destination all year long

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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Lisbon?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,183 holiday rentals around Lisbon. From 4,450 Condos/Apartments to 56 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Lisbon is on Stayz.

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 Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santa Maria Maior: 3,076 holiday rentals
  • Misericórdia: 2,422 holiday rentals
  • Arroios: 3,269 holiday rentals
  • São Vicente: 1,578 holiday rentals
  • Santo Antonio: 2,946 holiday rentals

Stayz 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:

  • São Francisco Xavier: 5,330 holiday homes
  • Estoril: 1,313 holiday homes
  • Ericeira: 713 holiday homes
  • Charneca de Caparica: 215 holiday homes
  • Costa da Caparica: 452 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?

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

  • Rossio Square: 6,856 holiday rentals
  • Regimento de Sapadores Bombeiros Museum: 6,867 holiday rentals
  • Lisbon Oriente Station: 6,268 holiday rentals
  • Rua Augusta Arch: 6,835 holiday rentals
  • Foz Palace: 6,899 holiday rentals

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

Explore destinations around Lisbon

São Francisco Xavier
5,330 holiday rentals
Estoril
1,313 holiday rentals
Ericeira
713 holiday rentals
Charneca de Caparica
215 holiday rentals
Costa da Caparica
452 holiday rentals
Santiago
482 holiday rentals
Parish of Alcabideche
1,594 holiday rentals
São João das Lampas
1,462 holiday rentals
Rio de Mouro
2,267 holiday rentals
Parede
1,603 holiday rentals
Carcavelos
855 holiday rentals
Santa Maria e São Miguel
1,526 holiday rentals
Castelo
2,665 holiday rentals
São Lourenço
887 holiday rentals
Azeitão
858 holiday rentals
Colares
1,190 holiday rentals
Quinta do Conde
834 holiday rentals
Paço de Arcos
5,685 holiday rentals
Carvalhal
456 holiday rentals
São Simão
816 holiday rentals