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Where to stay in Lisbon

If you’re considering a trip to Lisbon, you’ve come to the right place. There are 8,356 short term rentals available all over Lisbon, and we’re confident you’ll find a holiday home that falls within your needs and your budget. Affordable holiday rentals for your Portugal vacation to Lisbon start at a nightly rate of $6, with 20% of properties priced under $46 per night. Whether you’re seeking apartments for rent near Arco da Rua Augusta, a short term flat rental close to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, or a place that also gives you close access to Lisbon — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of properties from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. No matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, going on a honeymoon to Lisbon in Portugal, or planning a trip for a group of 5, we can match you with a rental accommodation that sleeps everyone comfortably. Finding a beautiful home for your Lisbon vacation has never been this easy.

Where Is Lisbon, Portugal?

The capital and most popular city in sunny Portugal, Lisbon is located at the mouth of the Tagus River and is the westernmost capital of a mainland European country. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula as the only capital on the coast of the Atlantic.

What Is Lisbon, Portugal Known For?

A city built on the ruins of its apocalyptic 1755 earthquake, Lisbon is a city teeming with a paradoxical old-school historic charm seemingly derived from an ancient era. See for yourself the postcard-worthy beauty of the capital of Portugal, as you tread along cobbled alleyways, take in ancient ruins, scenic panoramic vistas, and white-domed cathedrals. Feel yourself dwarfed by the sete colinas — or seven hills — towering over the Rio Tejo. With the flourishing gamut of a culinary scene that offers arroz doce to apple pie, or bacalhau to burgers, the city is every foodie’s dream. In between stuffing yourselves, pay a trip to one of the city’s many quaint tascas, boozy watering holes, LGBT hotspots, classic nightclubs, and high-end cocktail bars for a wild night on the town. Lisboa’s raucously full nightlife scene has established the city as one of Europe’s wildest drinking locales. Whether you paint the town red or see the paintings themselves in the many museums and art galleries, Lisbon is one of Europe’s most exciting cities.

Things to See in Lisbon

  • Belém Tower: An ancient fortification that was once the point the gateway to Lisbon and for Portuguese explorers, Belém Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lisbon. Lying on a small island within the Tagus River, the waterfront setting combined with the tower’s magnitude and extravagance has firmly established the structure to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aplomb with beauty and aplenty with historical and cultural significance, the Belém Tower is synonymous with both Lisbon and Portugal.
  • Jeronimos Monastery: One of the most visited sites in Lisbon, Jeronimos Monastery welcomes visitors with the arresting sight of religious beauty. As soon as you step foot into the building, you will be welcomed with a wave of peace and serenity, as well as a deep awareness of the sublime aesthetic appeal of the structure. Built in the Portuguese Manueline style, the monastery is also a premier example of an alternative, but nonetheless stunning, architectural style. Visit the church, cloisters, and nunneries and be surprised by the fact that every part of the monastery you discover is more beautiful than the last.
  • Praça do Comércio: One of the most famous and iconic squares in Lisbon, Praça do Comércio is not only awash in beauty, but is also populated with several recreational amenities. From chichi cafes to elegant eateries to sophisticated boutiques, every element of European relaxation can be found here. As one of the largest squares in the city, the area also provides access to several Lisboan architectural marvels. No matter where you stand in the square, there is always something to snap a gorgeous picture of that is the very epitome of wanderlust.

Popular Destinations Near Lisbon

  • Sintra: Located 25 kilometers from Lisbon, Sintra looks like it was plucked from the pages of a storybook. Snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and sparkling regal palaces are only some of the stunning sights that the town of Sintra offers. A UNESCO World-Heritage listed site, the pastel houses of Sintra intertwine atop rolling hills that fold down to the azure-hued Atlantic. A soulful locale of aesthetic, religious, and political importance, Sintra is a must-do day trip from Lisbon.
  • Cascais: Over the years, Cascais has transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a Portuguese summer playground. Bays that reflect golden rays attract vacationers in their hordes, who wish for a sun-drenched sabbatical and a dip or two in the Atlantic. Named the European Youth Capital in 2018, Cascais exudes a youthful zest, where historic winding lanes are lined with scenic gardens, busy marina, super-cool museums, and refreshingly nostalgic old town aplomb with sophisticated boutiques and al fresco eateries. An alternative to Lisbon, Cascais promises everything and more.

Best Neighborhoods in Lisbon

  • Baixa and Rosso: All that you came to Lisbon for can be found within this super-cool neighborhood. Bustling with tourists, Baixa and Rossio is the epicentre of activity, where the iconic landmarks, sophisticated retail and expansive culinary amenities can all be discovered. The real downtown of Lisbon, everything you could need and more can all be found within Baixa and Rosso.
  • Alfama: Discover the roots of Lisboa as you explore the charming neighborhood of Alfama. Quaint, eclectic, and pleasantly old-fashioned, this little district is the place to go when you want to get a taste of the real Lisbon. Portuguese rhythm pulses under the cobblestones of the labyrinthine lanes, as well as the beating heart of the city. Visit the authentic restaurants, listen to the traditional fado music, and walk through the maze of shadowy lanes to discover some of the most arresting sights that can be found in Lisbon.

Home-types in Lisbon

Lisbon has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Lisbon:

Points of interests in Lisbon

Lisbon has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Lisbon:

Top destinations in Lisbon District