Car rental Lisbon
Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, lying in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River. It is the seventh-most-visited city of Southern Europe, also the wealthiest in Portugal
Explore Lisbon with the comfort of car rental
Public transport covers most of the city, but when you rent a car in Lisbon it can easily bring you to its nearby small towns, rural areas and some of its beaches that are hard to reach by public transport. Below is a great self-drive itinerary with car hire in Lisbon, taking about 9 days 8 nights, starting from Lisbon to Porto
and back to Lisbon. If you make use of car rental in Lisbon, you can leisurely tour through the sunny plains of the Alentejo, the mountains of Beiras, the vineyard terraced slops of the Douro River Valley and Minho rich in history and tradition. Lisbon-Evora-Estremoz-Marvao (day1-day2)- Castelo de Vide-Sortelha- Belmonte(day 3)- Guarda, Viseu, Lamego and Amarante(day4)- Guimaraes, Braga, Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo(day 5)- Porto (day 6)- Aveiro and Coimbra(day 7)- Fatima-Batalha-Alcobaca-Nazare-Obidos-Lisbon (day 8- day9).
Some things to keep in mind parking your rental car
Car rental in Lisbon is popular among tourists, but parking your rental car can be a bit tricky. With narrow, winding streets built on steep hills, on-street parking spaces are rare in the city of Lisbon, especially in the popular downtown Bairro Alto, Baixa and Chiado areas. But there is a large network of underground multi-storey car parks available for a reasonable fee between 18:00-06:00 and during the weekends, which greatly benefits tourists using car rental in Lisbon. Roadside parking must be paid for at the parking meters designated by blue pavement signs. Many underground car parks have signs outside indicating the available spaces. It is usually paid at a cash desk or pay station before returning to the car and leaving. Never risk parking illegally as it would bring a fine and lots of procedural hassles, especially for the tourist using car rental in Lisbon.
With a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, Lisbon has warm summers and mild winters. The average annual temperature ranges between 17 °C to 21 °C during the day and 13 °C at night. Its summer lasts about 6 months, from May to October.
A few of the most prominent tourist attractions include: Castelo de Sao Jorge , offering one of the best views of the city; Convento do Carmo, now an archaeological museum, displaying items discovered from across the world; Se de Lisboa, the cathedral of Lisbon, a mix of original Roman construction and later Gothic and Neoclassical styles; Maritime Museum, one of the best maritime museums in the world that tracks the history of Portuguese naval domination; Torre de Belem, the most iconic place in Lisbon, listed on the UNESCO world heritage list; Coach Museum car, displaying the world's largest collection of coaches and royal vehicles.
Events & festivals
The Lisbon Fish Festival, celebrating the huge gastronomic fish tradition of the city; Indie Lisboa, Lisbon's biggest film festival, aiming to launch and promote the new films and directors on the contemporary international scene; Jazz em Agosto , held in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's open-air amphitheater in August, is the stage for many renowned Jazz musicians and big feast for the Jazz fans.