Destination guide

Lovely Lisbon—where the Old World meets modern fun

Perched on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, lively Lisbon is as far west in Europe as you can go. A Lisbon vacation rental will put you in the heart of one of the oldest cities in the world, offering everything from sunbaked beaches, to historic architecture and hip cafes. A maze of winding cobblestone streets and colorful buildings is home to a world of art, shopping, and nightlife that's just waiting to be explored. Whether your travel crew is into wine tasting or bike tours, you'll find something for everyone in this lively capital city.

Things to do

If history's your thing, you're in luck in Lisbon

So much sightseeing to do, so little time. A centrally located Lisbon vacation rental will surround you with historic buildings, like the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral, the landmark Torre de Belem guarding the entrance to the harbor, or the 9th-century Castelo Sao Jorge, towering over the city and visible from pretty much anywhere. Don't forget to stop by the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, a Manueline monastery dating from the 15th century. Museum buffs should check out MUDE design and fashion museum, or the fascinating artifacts at Museu Gulbenkian. The Lisbon Oceanarium is a must see, as are the beaches.

Activities

Easy beaches, eclectic barrios, and electric bikes

The best way to discover Lisbon is to explore its fascinating neighborhoods on foot. Whether you're a history buff or an architecture lover, there's a walking tour with your name on it, or opt for an electric bike tour if two wheels are more your speed. You could easily spend a day shopping at the various boutiques and markets—be sure to make time to stop for a port tasting along the way. Soccer is huge here, and there's often a film festival going on. No trip would be complete without some quality time at one of the beaches.

Weather

The weather's beautiful, wish you were here

When it comes to mild weather, Lisbon's got some of the best. You'll never have to worry about extremes at a Lisbon vacation rental. Winters can be a bit rainy, but summers are generally warm and dry. You'll see highs in the 70s and 80s in the summer months of June through September. Winters are pleasant, with lows in the mid-40s to low 50s from November to February, and highs often breaking 60 during the day. May and October can be wild cards—you never know if you'll get a taste of winter or summer.

Natural features

The hills are alive with the sound of...crashing ocean waves

If you're heading west in Europe, you'll know you've hit Lisbon when you can't go any farther. At the mouth of the Tagus River on the Atlantic Ocean, you'll find medieval cities, pristine beaches, and even a forested park, all in a small area. The city's most notable feature, though, might be the seven picturesque hills that surround it on the three sides that aren't the ocean. They offer great vantage points for taking in the city below. The beaches are the perfect place to enjoy some stellar sunsets over the Atlantic.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lisbon

Fly into Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center. 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 traveling 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.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lisbon?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lisbon:

  • Baixa: 2,330 vacation rentals
  • Bairro Alto: 2,018 vacation rentals
  • Lapa: 1,397 vacation rentals
  • Campo Pequeno: 198 vacation rentals
  • Lisbon Old Town: 3,942 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lisbon?

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

  • Lisboa Congress Centre: 6,570 vacation rentals
  • Principe Real Square: 6,632 vacation rentals
  • Lisbon Oceanarium: 5,964 vacation rentals
  • Lisbon Santa Apolonia Station: 6,487 vacation rentals
  • Medeiros e Almeida Museum: 6,461 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lisbon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Lisbon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 4,376 Condos/Apartments in Lisbon. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lisbon include:

  • Houses: 455 rentals available
  • Villas: 151 rentals available
  • Cottages: 13 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lisbon?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 355 vacation rentals with pool available in Lisbon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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