Walking through the streets of Lisbon, visiting the pubs and the antiques fairs, and talking to the people, one can sense the imagination of a capital city historically steeped in wealth from centuries of seafaring. The wide, white colored plazas shine brilliantly against the pale blue sky as you gaze wide-eyed, taking in the impressive architecture of monumental proportions. Ranging from Celtic to Roman, then Moorish rule and then Catholic monarchy all leading up to modern day democracy, the city is replete with historical attractions that hearken in part to an era in which Lisbon was the center of an amazing Portuguese empire. Drink it all during your stay in one of the fine Lisbon apartments. Costa de Lisboa villas also will be a wonderful initial point for trips to the beautiful region Alentejo.
Start out your tour of Lisbon by visiting the impressive Belém Tower, whose ornate baroque castle refinements of sparkling white stone adorn a structure that juts out onto the waterway. Such class and architectural brilliance is simply signature to the rich, Portuguese sense of style and flare. Also check out the statue of King José in Commerce Square, whose blue-green copper equestrian likeness tops a white cement structure, seemingly the trademark colors of beautiful Lisbon. These colors are similar to the monument found at the famous Restorer’s Square, or the all-white arches of the parliament building called the Assembly of the Republic, all worthwhile sights to see and easy to reach from Costa de Lisboa villas. But Lisbon is far from being stuck in its rich and intriguing past. Architectural integration of the old and new are done in inspiringly good taste. Two major structures that merit taking note of are the Bridge of the 25th of April, an impressively long suspension bridge, and the city’s main train station, Gare do Oriente (Eastern Station), whose futuristic latticework lights up at night with such brilliance that the wobbling, oversized spoke-filled awnings underneath can be fully appreciated even in the blackest of Lisbon nights.
You'll find historic and modern Lisbon apartments, Costa de Lisboa Villas and Lisbon Villas suited to any taste. Nightlife in this city is among the best on the Iberian Peninsula (which is saying a lot, considering that Spain is the competition). Full of jazz clubs, bars, discos, live music and a refined mixture European liberalism, cosmopolitan grace and Latin flare make for some of the best parties in Europe. Recover from the night's adventures in the comfort of your holiday rental just to do it all again the next day! Visitors to Lisbon will find the city offering a wide range of holiday accommodations to fit all needs and budgets, from Lisbon holiday homes and rental apartments to luxury villas Lisbon has something for everyone. You need a little bit of action during your beach holidays? It's possible to combine beach holidays with a city trip all over Europe, for example: