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.
Favourite Destinations (Costa de Lisboa / Lisbon)
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.
Rattle along in a Tram
San Francisco isn’t the only place famous for its tramlined streets, in Lisbon it is also filled with the sounds and sights of trams rattling through the city. So, make sure to take a ride on one of the most famous trams while you’re there, Tram 28. It has been rattling its way up the steep cobbled roads into the old Alfama district for decades and makes a wonderful sightseeing journey all the way. While weaving through the gorgeous streets look out the window and do some major people watching along side seeing the decades worth of history that fills the city alongside its stunning castles and palaces.
Lose yourself in the District of Alfama
If you’re looking for somewhere that has some true ancient roots to show off then this is the perfect place, not only is it a beautiful journey to get there but its also a lovely compact old town with many hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. It is crowned as being the city’s oldest district and dates all the way to the Moors of Africa, delve into its twisting streets and hidden alleyways for some truly snap worthy places and moments.
Dive under water
The waters of the Tagus Estuary are stunning, a shade of deep blue they mirror the nighttime lights creating a blended waterworks effect of colours. Not only is it a stunning sight to witness and photograph but you can also go in a little deeper and discover the hidden depths of its mirror like surface. The Oceanarium rises out of the water like the Sea Kings castle, learn about the countless marine life living there. Get up close and personal with the rainbow of puffer fish, the marauding sharks, the curious moray eels and the gorgeously cuddly penguins and much more. But if that isn’t enough also discover the amazing collections of sea anemones and corals as well as the artificial boating lagoon where you can set sail on your very own pedalo adventure when the suns out.