Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and until recently was one of Europe's best kept secrets. It is now a thriving tourist hot spot, hardly surprising with its charming old streets and colourful buildings, famous vintage trams, extravagant castles, fountains and monuments. Being in Lisbon really feels like another century, something that is rare these days. If you're not sure where to stay in the city, consider one of our holiday apartments near the Sao Jorge Castle, the capital's most visited landmark which boasts an incredible view point of the whole city and beyond from the high up hills of Lisbon. Staying in accommodation near the Sao Jorge Castle gives you a great base from which to explore the city and enjoy the buzz of its old streets, which are full of bars and life. An apartment works out the best deal money-wise, especially for families or those travelling in groups, as it saves booking several different rooms in a pricey hotel. For less than the price of your average hotel, you have your own private space, communal areas to spend time together and unwind after a long, tiring day sightseeing, and even a kitchen where you prepare your own meals, lunches and keep your drinks cold. The best thing is you can eat breakfast in comfort and get out the door quicker in the morning without having to look for a cafe and, of course, pay another bill. You will really feel at home in our holiday lettings near the Sao Jorge Castle, and with all the creature comforts that we all miss while travelling, renting is the way forward. Family holidays are about enjoying free time together, and in an apartment you can really make the most of it, instead of being restricted to individual hotel rooms that are often even on totally different floors. These days, there is no need to restrict yourself to such a small space with just a bed when on holidays! Stepping out onto the streets of Lisbon you will see trams everywhere, a cheap and different way of getting from sight to sight. It is almost impossible to drive in many parts of the city, so think twice before calling a taxi. Unmissable landmarks are the castle, as mentioned, the squares, fountains and famous red bridge, all of which can be accessed by foot. Lisbon is small but hilly and has lots of pebbled streets, so prepare good walking shoes for sightseeing days.