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Accommodations are more limited once the bright lights of Lisbon have been left behind. But the options, both old and new, are truly diverse. Historic lodgings are understandably popular, and pousadas—inns, often in converted buildings, that generally have superior facilities—are the top pick for many travelers. The three in this region are at Queluz, Setúbal, and Palmela. Modern alternatives
may not have the same cultural cred, but they compensate by having up-to-date amenities and, in some cases, an eco-friendly outlook. No matter what you choose, advance booking is essential in summer. Out of season, many places offer substantial discounts.