Plain and patterned, ornamental and utilitarian, blue-and-white and polychrome – azulejos adorn facades all over Lisbon. Like Rome, Lisbon sits astride seven hills, which equates to a different view for every day of the week it is nowadays considered one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe.
Renowned for its warm and sunny disposition, the city is blessed with a wealth of historic monuments, world-class museums, and a host of other fabulous things to do. You can explore the narrow streets of the old quarter, stroll the riverbank promenade, or wander through verdant parks and gardens. Enjoy Lisbon like the locals do, at an easy and unhurried pace, and you'll quickly fall for its welcoming character and beguiling charm.
When to visit
Lisbon has generally hot dry summers, pleasant springs and autumns, and mild, but possibly wet winters. The best time of year to visit Lisbon is in the late spring (May-June) when the days are bright and sunny, but the temperatures are not so high. The peak season is between June and August, and if you visit at this time of year, you should expect the city to feel crowded. The weather is suitable for spending time on the beach from May until the end of September.
There can be a significant amount of rain during the winter months (November - February), but the city offers many activities for a wet day. Lisbon attracts visitors year-round, and tourist attractions remain open for the whole year.
Some popular Lisbon Packages
Travel from Lisbon to Evora and Lagos during your 4-day South of Portugal holiday filled with intriguing history, azure beaches, and unspoilt nature.
Explore the wonderful northern region of Portugal in this enthralling, 6-day escorted tour.
Immerse yourself in the charm of northern Portugal aboard the Spirit of Chartwell. This 8-day cruise will take you to the historic cities and towns of Portugal including Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Regua, Barca d'Alva and Salamanca.
Savour endless amounts of Portuguese charm as you journey through Portugal’s most vivacious cities: Lisbon and Porto.
Experience some of Portugal’s world-famous destinations and sightseeing locations on this 6-day escorted tour.
Pass by idyllic vineyards, lush forests, old villages and river valleys as you follow the Portuguese Way of Camino de Santiago from Coimbra to Porto.
Immerse in fascinating scenery, history and gastronomy as you hop from one distinguished region to another through this 10-day escapade in Portugal and Spain. This tour is powered by Collette Tours.