Costa de Lisboa is the home to the capital and biggest city in Portugal, Lisbon. Walking through the streets of this popular tourist destination, visiting the pubs and the antiques fairs, and talking to the people, you will really get the sense of a capital historically steeped in wealth from centuries of seafaring. The wide, white coloured plazas shine brilliantly against the pale blue sky as you gaze wide-eyed at the view, taking in the impressive architecture and beautiful facades of the houses and buildings in this fascinating location. Going 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 self catering Costa de Lisboa holiday apartments on the sunny coast. Costa de Lisboa villas would also be a wonderful place to stay if you plan to travel to the region of Alentejo, which is just further inland, or book a holiday home here if you want to be close to the sea but also want to visit one of the other larger cities in Portugal, such as Porto, the 2nd most populous Portuguese city, or Coimbra on the Silver Coast, whose university was given UNESCO World Heritage status in 2013.
Combination of a beach break and a city trip in Costa de Lisboa
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 water. 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; a blue-green copper horseman atop a white cement base, 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 holiday rentals. 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 nights.
Costa de Lisboa accommodation – the choice is yours
You'll find old and modern Costa de Lisboa holiday apartments, houses, villas and other holiday lettings suited to any taste. The accommodation available comes in all shapes and sizes, so whether you travel with your family, a large group or on your own, you'll easily find a perfect rental property to fit your needs. Night life in the capital of Portugal is among the best on the Iberian Peninsula, which is saying a lot, considering that locations such as Barcelona on the Costa Brava, Malaga on the Costa del Sol and Ibiza in Spain are part of the competition! 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 private rental property just to do it all again the next day! Visitors to Lisbon will find that the city provides a wide range of accommodation options with amenities for all needs and budgets, from Lisbon holiday homes and affordable rental apartments to luxury villas, Lisbon and the Costa de Lisboa will have a property suitable for everyone.