Lisbon boasts springtime temperatures in the winter and cool summers with a fresh breeze blowing from the Atlantic. Costa de Lisboa is situated on the south-west coast and the capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147.
What to do
The city is interesting, but there are places to visit and things to do outside city walls as well. We recommend booking a car rental in Lisbon, so you can visit the impressive Mafra Convent or travel to Cascais and its cosmopolitan seaside resorts. Available from Enjoy Car Hire, cheap car rental in Lisbon gives you freedom and choice.
Rich in history
If walls could talk, Sao Jorge Castle would have many stories to tell. It was a Muslim fortification until the arrival of the Christian Crusaders in mid 12th century. It was hard fought for and captured after three months of siege by Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. The fort developed into a castle in years to come, housing a Royal palace, bishops, nobles and court. It welcomed Vasco da Gama after discovering the sea route to India. When Royal palace moved, the castle housed military barracks and later prison. The castle was classified as a National Monument in 1910 and it underwent two restorations, the last in 1990.
St. George's castle lies on the highest hill in Lisbon and it offers a lovely view of the city. You can catch a glimpse of marine life in Ocenario Lisbon. It's a lovely place for kids too. As is Lisbon zoo which houses around 2000 animals and a dolphins show as well. There are many interesting historic structures in Lisbon, but one of the most formidable is eleven miles long Vasco da Gama bridge.
The area around Lisbon has plenty of beaches to offer. One of the cleanest is Meco. Situated 40 miles from the city, situated in Serra da Arrabida Natural park, but easily accessible with car rental Lisbon. Be advised nudists are flocking it, but there are family sections as well. Praia de Andrada is one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. It's also somewhat secluded and very much nature lover's beach. And how about Guincho. Known for strong winds, thus, perfect for surfers.
Car rental in Lisbon can work out cheaper than public transport, plus cheap car hire in Lisbon makes your life easier so you can enjoy a stress-free holiday.
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