Portugal's capital city has over 20 centuries of history to explore, while the mild weather makes the great beaches nearby even more inviting. Lisbon is one of Europe's most fascinating cities. The capital of Portugal since its recapture from the Moors in 1147, its streets are vibrant and diverse, while the surrounding area offers pleasant rural attractions in a green and lush landscape. Anyone staying in Costa Lisboa holiday villas will have to spend some time exploring the city. There are host of religious festivals which take place here throughout the year, while 'fado', a form of traditional Portuguese music, can be heard in many of the bars and clubs once the sun goes down.
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Pick your loved one a bunch of vividly coloured blooming flowers whilst staying at Borut Villas
- Come to Castellon Villas and take part in hiking, walking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, cycling, jet skiing, water skiing, scuba diving, sailing, swimming and sport fishing under the hot Valencian sun
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One area of the city well worth exploring is the Bairro Alto. This region provides an eclectic mix of trendy design outlets and traditional bars. Cafes offer up Portuguese hospitality, along with some excellent cakes, while visitors can also explore bookshops, boutiques and a host of other interesting shops. It is also worth taking a stroll from here down the Chiardo, where the city's intellectuals and artists tend to gather.
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Those staying in Costa Lisboa holiday apartments who want to explore the history of the city should head to the Carmo area, conveniently located adjecent to the Chiado. The Convent and Church of Carmo can be found here, while the Museu Arqueológico do Carmo houses exhibitions which explore the history of the city from the Bronze Age right through until the Portuguese Revolution of 1974. Close to Carmo, a great view of the city can be obtained by heading to the Elevador de Santa Justa, designed by a pupil of Gustave Eiffel, deisgner of the world famous Eiffel Tower
Anyone looking to explore some of the lovely countryside around the city should head to Sintra. The wooded hills here are a perfect place to take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. People enjoying a stay in Costa Lisboa villas might also wish to explore the old manor houses and farms in this area, with royal residence such as Pena Palace open to the public. A great place to see the charms that the natural world offers on the Coast Lisboa is to head to Arrábida Natural Park. The peaks and verdant hillsides here inspired Portuguese poets such as Sebastião da Gama.Lison and the surrounding area really is one of Portugal's gems. People booking stays in Costa Lisboa holiday lettings will find themselves wanting to return again and again to this wonderful corner of Europe. If you're interested in beautiful beachside locations, take a look at Istria Villas