Unlock the secrets of Lisbon with a Waytostay apartment
Lisbon has a bit of everything going on. You can enjoy all the fun of the city and be close to the sea too. This is a city that is suitable for everyone. There are lots of Lisbon apartments for rent. Grab one and you can get to know the city on foot - the best way to really discover a place. Lisbon has some lovely streets and a style that we really love. There are some great viewpoints around the city where you can really appreciate how pretty it is. Or, if you’re lucky, you can maybe even look out from the window of your apartment in Lisbon. When it comes to the city sights, the Belem Tower and Jeronimos’ Monastery should be right up there on your list of things to do. And the partying isn’t half bad either if that’s what you’re after. Why not take part in a pub crawl in the party atmosphere of the Bairro Alto; a great night out is guaranteed.
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Apartments in Alfama
To experience the rustic heart of the city then the former fishing quarter of Alfama is the perfect place to rent an apartment in Lisbon. The neighbourhood is often seen as being a village within a city as the narrow medieval streets and alleyways paired with authentic houses and community spirit add a traditional vibe to the area. An inspiration for Fado songs, Alfama is the perfect location to discover the true history of Lisbon. Marvel at the grandeur of Saint George´s castle, a former Moorish residence that was named after the English saint following the Anglo-Portuguese Pact in 1371. Whether you want to relax in the elegant gardens or climb the towers to see some of Lisbon´s finest views, this castle is perfect for you.
For the art lovers amongst us the Tile Museum is an essential visit and contains “Azulejos” dating back to the 15th century. Nestled amongst the monastic buildings of Madre de Deus Convent, the museum is also home to an astonishing 23m long cityscape made up of a staggering 1300 tiles. Continuing the history theme take a trip to the Monastery of São Vincente de Fora and witness the burial site of all the Kings from 1640-1910 as well as extraordinary views of the River Tagus.
Bairro Alto & Chiado
The bohemian district of Bairro Alto is the ideal spot to soak in the working class history and art scene of Lisbon, with the area being made popular by the many writers and artists who visited it dating back to the 16th century. One of these poets was Luís de Camões, who is immortalised in bronze in Camões Square. Shopaholics will feel at home in this cosmopolitan area with many top-end boutiques lining the streets along with chic cocktail bars and a renowned nightlife. If a peaceful short break in Lisbon is for you then the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcantara in Bairro Alto is the ideal area to stroll leisurely through and take in all the stunning sights of the city.
Nearby Chiado is an extremely elegant setting perfect for renting a luxury apartment in Lisbon. This sophisticated zone is packed with art nouveau buildings, theatres, bookshops and designer brands. The city witnessed a devastating earthquake in 1755 and if you want to see some of the buildings that suffered at its hands, then you should visit Carmo Convent. The ruins of this beautiful piece of architecture are a stark reminder of the city´s past and are also the site of a small archaeological museum.
Lisbon Apartments in La Baixa
La Baixa is the essential stop to see a more urban side of the city. This downtown district is made up of shopping spots and a banking sector all named after former craftsmen who traded in the city. La Baixa is the perfect spot if you are looking for a central apartment in Lisbon and is close to all the major attractions in the area as well as benefiting from world class public transport. The beautiful area of Rossio Square is the ideal place to get a taster of what the natives like, as the zone is often frequented by the locals. In the centre of the square you will find a towering monument dedicated to Dom Pedro IV which consists of marble features relating to Justice, Wisdom, Strength and Moderation, the four qualities of the historic figure.
For a more tranquil location, head to Comercio Square, which was built on the spot where the royal palace stood before the devastating earthquake. The beautiful spot has a statue dedicated to King José I as well as the triumphal arch depicting the rich history of this excellent location. Another great spectacle to behold is the Elevator of Cormo which connects La Baixa to Bairro Alto. This remarkable structure was designed by Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard, the apprentice of Gustave Eiffel, which shows the grandeur of this creation. The views from its café are out-of-this world and a must see during a short stay in Lisbon.
Lisbon Apartment Rentals in Graça
Discover one of the oldest areas of Lisbon, high in the hills in the beautiful zone of Graça. This district is situated around its namesake Lago da Graça in an idyllic location perfect for a tranquil holiday in Portugal. The spot is off-the-beaten-track and can be reached by strolling through the narrow streets of Mouraria; a spot away from the hive of tourist destinations and designer brands. Graça is a charming area complete with a young vibe and chilled atmosphere ideal to get away from it all. Relax on Miradouro da Senhora do Monte and watch the sun set over the glorious city below in crowd-free surroundings. Alternatively, venture downhill to Igreja de Graça, which is one of Lisbon´s oldest churches and home to a 17th century collection of the city´s famous tiles. Rent an apartment in Graça and you will be able to enjoy a peaceful break in Lisbon.
Alcântara and Santo Amaro Docks
Head towards the Tagus and you will be greeted by the former industrial zone of Lisbon: Alcântara. In recent years the area has undergone a transformation to become an emerging area of Lisbon. If partying is a must for you then look no further than Alcântara as its nightlife is the major selling point of the area. Bargain hunters will have plenty to see at the LX Factory flea market as the former textile mill has become the spot to pick up everything from vintage clothes to antique ornaments. Whether you want to soak up the beautiful scenery of the Santo Amaro Docks or experience the lively nightlife, Alcântara has it all to offer.
Lisbon has a rich naval history and to experience a taste of its former glory, journey to Belem Tower from which many voyagers began their trip of discovery. The UNESCO heritage site plays a key role in the city and is a must-see for a short stay in Lisbon. Belem is an amazing district to stay in especially for a gastronomic experience with the Pastéis de Belém a treat you can´t refuse. Great architecture is also present around every corner in Lisbon with Jerónimos´ Monastery a key example of this.
If you are planning a family holiday in Lisbon then there are a range of activities for everyone to enjoy. The kids will love Lisbon Oceanarium where they will be able to see a range of sea life in Europe’s largest indoor aquarium. Lisbon Zoo is another great treat as the kids will be able to see their favourite animals right in front of their eyes. No trip to Lisbon would be complete without a ride in one of the famous Lisbon trams. Take a tour in one of the world famous trams and see all of the city´s sights without having to walk from attraction to attraction.
Why Book With Us
Here at Waytostay we will not only offer a wonderful choice of hand-picked apartments throughout the city but also provide support before, during and after your stay. We pride ourselves on our dedicated customer service team who are always happy to help with issues and queries. When a customer indicates a recommendation or a problem with an apartment we will contact the apartment owner and endeavour to find a solution as quickly as possible. Not only this, but we have a multi-lingual team willing to offer any assistance communicating with the owner if they don´t speak your language.
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