There are no less than 16 different world heritage sites in Portugal, which is virtually unheard of for a country of its size. The central region of Portugal has become famous for its wealth of castles and keeps from the medieval period from the 11th till the 13th century. The Portuguese tourism board has formulated a route that takes you past their 20 favorites, something you should take a look at if stay in a holiday rental in the region and have an interest in history.
The capital of Lisbon sits in the southernmost part of this region, together with the famous town of Sintra that is itself a world heritage site because of its great beauty and historical importance.
The central region of Portugal exhibits an incredibly varied and dramatic natural environment, the perfect place to book a holiday villa for quiet natural beauty. The mountainous region is cut through by rivers, forests, and lakes. It is a very popular region with Portuguese nature lovers. Many of the rivers and lakes are used for bathing and watersports; this is where many of the local Portuguese live their day-to-day lives.
Take a hike up a stunning mountainside, or go for a relaxing swim by a shaded riverbank, to truly experience one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a holiday rental in Portugal.
Book one of our gorgous holiday homes in central Portugal. Relax by the pool side or go on excursions in the countryside. All our holiday homes in Portugal are hand-picked by our NOVASOL employees.