A Lisbon vacation rental allows you to stay in one of the oldest European cities, it has over 20 centuries of history. It is one of the most remarkable places to visit in Portugal. Since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, it has grown steadily over the years and it stands today as a monumental city with interesting places to visit and explore. From the Alfama, old quarters of Castelo, Mouraria to the St. George's Castle, you will be spoilt for choice in what to explore.
A visit to Lisbon allows you to enjoy refreshing summers, the breeze from the Atlantic Ocean helps to ease high temperatures. It is a great way to experience the rich culture and the diverse lifestyles of the Portuguese.
How to Discover Lisbon
There are interesting sites you can explore when you are not spending time in your Lisbon vacation rental. The Belem quarter has some of the oldest architectural structures in the city. They date from the 15th and 16th centuries. The Belem Tower is found in the area; it was a used as a point of departure by early Portuguese explorers and was constructed to honor Prince Henry.
At the same location you will find a church known as S. Jerome Monastery. Take the time to appreciate its grandeur before proceeding to the Coach Museum. It houses interesting artifacts and art work such as ancient collection of carriages. The Ajuda Palace is yet another location where you can experience beautiful architectural pieces. The history about the royal families who lived there is equally interesting.
One of the oldest districts in Lisbon, Alfama, allows visitors to enjoy traditional buildings which are characterized by narrow streets and passages. There are shops that stock on antiques and souvenirs, check them out and also sample a variety of wines served in cafes and restaurants in the area.
Explore the Legendary Tram 68
It boasts of vintage trams that allow visitors to enjoy different sights and sounds around the city. You can take a ride to catch a glimpse of other features in the area such as the Castle of St George and River Tagus. The round trip is an exciting way to sight see and experience the city in a different way.
Visit the Estrella Gardens
Lisbon is also known for its leafy gardens and beautiful nature. The Estrella Gardens allow you to explore scenic playgrounds where kids can enjoy running around or playing ball. Take the time to look at well manicured gardens which are dotted with exotic trees. In between kids play and an excursion in the location, you can buy them icecream from an onsite cafe.
An Excursion in Belem Park
Are you wondering where else you can explore nature while in Lisbon City? A visit to Belem Park allows you to experieince the Monumental Belem, picnic and playgrounds. The scenic landscape on River Vies is a must see as well. You can stop by at the Lisbon Cafe while in the park for refreshments which include Pasteis de Nata cakes and fresh juices. For a place to stay, www.vamoose.com provides information on all Lisbon vacation rentals.