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.

Where to stay around Lisbon?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,418 vacation rentals near Lisbon. From 4,554 Condos/Apartments to 492 Houses, 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 HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lisbon Old Town: 3,908 vacation rentals
  • Alfama: 2,083 vacation rentals
  • Baixa: 2,295 vacation rentals
  • Lisboa Airport (LIS): 6,383 vacation rentals
  • Chiado: 1,917 vacation rentals

And HomeAway 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.

What are the main cities to discover in Lisbon?

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

  • Cascais: 1,199 rentals
  • Sintra: 1,926 rentals
  • Ericeira: 755 rentals
  • Estoril: 1,315 rentals
  • Sesimbra: 2,307 rentals

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of 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:

  • Regimento de Sapadores Bombeiros Museum: 6,710 rentals
  • Cinemateca Portuguesa Museum: 6,558 rentals
  • Lisboa Congress Centre: 6,628 rentals
  • Lisbon Santa Apolonia Station: 6,552 rentals
  • Rossio Square: 6,658 rentals

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