You're addicted to holidays in warmer countries like in your last holidays in one of the Holiday Rentals Santorini or one of the Holiday Homes Cote d'Azur ? Grande Lisboa or Greater Lisbon is a subregion in the south west of Portugal, directly on the Atlantic ocean and north of the Tagus river. The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon, is located within this subregion. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world and its existence predates that of other modern European capitals such as Paris, London and Rome by hundreds of years. This makes the region popular with tourists and has secured its status as a tourist hotspot not only for Europeans but also for travellers from further afield. Lisbons subtropical-Mediterranean climate ensures warm to hot summers and the mildest winters of any metropolis on the European continent. A particularly low level of rainfall makes it a pleasure to visit at any time of year. There are many Greater Lisbon villas available in this area to suit all budgets.
One of the first things one encounters when visiting the Greater Lisbon area is the Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge), the suspension bridge that connects Lisbon to the municipality of Almada. The bridge was constructed by the United Steel Export Company, the same company that constructed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Lisbon also has several cable cards, Elevador da Glória and Elevador de Santa Justa, being among them. Both offer amazing skyline views of the Portugese capital. Located not too far away from the city centre is The Botanical gardens of Ajuda. Occupying an area of about 3,5 hectares and founded in 1768 by order of the powerful Marquês Pombal, this amazingly tranquil oasis of Lisboa is well worth a visit.
Beach lovers won't want to miss Costa da Caparica and its 30 kilometres of sandy beaches. In the summertime visitors can take an open roofed railway along the coastline to take in the views and fresh sea air in comfort. The Greater Lisbon villas located in this area are great for families due to their proximity to the beach. In the Arrábida Mountains the Portinho da Arrábida and Galapagos beaches are rated some of the best in Portugal. Greater Lisbon accommodation in this area also lets tourists see the national park that offer hiking trails through the peaks with amazing views of Lisbon's coast. Greater Lisbon accommodation is available in many areas throughout the region, which means that whatever holiday you are after, theres something that is right for you. The beautiful municipality of Sintra was donned "glorious Eden" in an old British poem and you would be hard pushed to find anyone who would not agree with it today. With enchanting castles, such as Pena Palace and Seteais Palace set in a backdrop of glorious countryside and rolling hills, this is truely one Europes most amazing destinations. The coastal town Cascais, which gained notoriety through its status as a resort of Portugal's royal family, is extremely well suited to those who love to surf. Greater Lisbon is a lovely region, but you have already been there for a few times? Check out, which region is also perfect for you: