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Accommodation in Lisbon - Travel Guide

Where to stay in Lisbon

Holiday apartments in Lisbon are the best choice to explore this fascinating city. Stretching along the Tejo river as it makes its way toward the Atlantic, the town and Lisbon apartments rise with the seven hills upon which the city was built. You could choose a cottage in Lisbon in the old district of Mouraria idyllically set amongst rambling stone walls and a tangle of steep streets. Alternatively, go for a posh villa in Lisbon overlooking the old town centre of Baixa. With HouseTrip, you're certain to find the perfect holiday apartment in Lisbon to call your home away from home.

When to go to Lisbon

Holiday apartments in Lisbon are a fantastic year round holiday destination thanks to the mild climate in this part of Portugal. July through September are the peak tourist times, when you can expect hot summer days. Visit Lisbon during June to celebrate St. Anthony, the city's patron saint. Street festivals and parades abound, while the ambience of holiday apartments in Lisbon is enhanced by the paper lanterns and decorations in the old town districts. Lisbon apartments are also ideal during the spring and autumn, when warm, sunny weather prevails. Lisbon boasts the warmest climate of any city on the continent, with daytime temperatures above 15 degrees during winter. As such, holiday apartments in Lisbon are a great option if you're seeking mild winter weather.

Getting to and around Lisbon

Most who choose holiday apartments in Lisbon will arrive by plane at the Aeroporto da Portela. The airport is connected to the city centre by bus routes and the metro, which are a much cheaper option than taxis. The extensive public transport system makes it easy to arrive at your Lisbon apartment and explore the city. Central Lisbon is relatively compact and pedestrian friendly. Wandering through the labyrinthine streets of the city centre and the older districts is one of the greatest delights when you stay in holiday apartments in Lisbon. If you find yourself out of breath trekking up the steep hills, opt for a lift up on the funiculars - and be rewarded with a lovely view.

Discover Lisbon

The capital of Portugal, Lisbon is a city that is a delight to explore by day as well as by night. For an scenic first introduction to the city, hitch a ride on the iconic Tram 28, which boasts spectacular views as it traverses some of Lisbon's finest neighbourhoods and most impressive sights. Its route is close to many of the holiday apartments in Lisbon available for rent on HouseTrip.

When heading out on foot from your Lisbon apartment to explore the city, start in Rossio, the main square, to take in the space and watch locals go about their business. You're in Baixa, which is the old city centre. Largely destroyed in the major earthquake of 1755, this part of the city was completely rebuilt with planned development. Holiday apartments in Lisbon city centre ooze 18th century charm. After you've taken in the centre, then board the ferry across the river Tejo to Cristo Rei. Similar to the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro, this 100 metre tall statue of Jesus offers spectacular views. Equally impressive views can be found at the Castelo de São Jorge, a castle that overlooks the terrain.

Uphill from Baixa you'll discover the bohemian charm of Bairro Alto, which offers stunning views of Lisbon. Apartments here are popular with those seeking Portuguese nightlife, as this area boasts some of the wildest parties. A short walk away you'll find Principe Real, a trendy neighbourhood with a mellow character and fun shops that is popular for holiday apartments in Lisbon. Rub shoulders with Lisbon's upper crust in the elegant Chiado neighbourhood. Stylish boutiques and high end stores will suit the shopper's fancy. Grab a coffee and scour for style amongst the well-heeled crew. Alfama is one of the most beautiful districts, and the architecture in the structures and Lisbon apartments here still bear testament to the city's Moorish influence. Don't miss the Belem neighbourhood and its breathtaking Jeronimos Monastery. You can tour this massive church and monastery, which were built in the 16th century and reflect the riches Portugal's golden age.

Dining in Lisbon is a dream, with cuisine that reflects both traditional Portuguese fare and the many exotic flavours introduced from its immense trading empire. If you choose self-catering holiday apartments in Lisbon, you can also take advantage of the excellent Mercado da Ribeira food market. By stocking up on fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses and bread, you'll not only save money on dining out, but experience a taste of local Lisbon life.


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