Lisbon (Portugal)

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, located at the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Lisbon is famous for its architecture, its bustling airport and it also has one of Europe's largest freight ports. Lisbon is older than London or Paris, so the city is full of old historical buildings and museums. Lisbon also has good connections to all other parts of Portugal and the city is a common stopover on the way to the Azores.

Population: 474,697
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Portuguese
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is customary to tip 10% for good service.
Time in destination: Dec 6, 2019, 5:58:42 AM

Location map

Weather Forecast

Fri
06.12

Clear sky

57°F

Sat
07.12

Clear sky

57°F

Sun
08.12

Cloudy

63°F

Mon
09.12

Partly cloudy

57°F

Tue
10.12

Fair

55°F

Wed
11.12

Partly cloudy

57°F

Thu
12.12

Cloudy

57°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Lisbon offers great temperatures for the whole year, which makes the city pleasant to visit at any time - a year round destination. Lisbon has a mild and equable climate, with the most rain falling from December to February.

The best time to visit Lisbon is from June to September, when the summer brings sunshine, wonderful beaches, warm water and cool sea breezes to keep the heat at bay. There's also unique scenery and a blaze of colour.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 52.2 58.1 46.4 9
February 54.5 60.6 48.6 9
March 57.6 64.6 50.5 6
April 59.4 66.2 52.3 8
May 63.1 70.5 55.9 6
June 68.5 76.6 60.4 2
July 72.9 81.5 64.0 0
August 73.4 82.2 64.6 1
September 71.2 79.3 63.1 3
October 65.1 71.8 58.3 7
November 58.6 64.4 52.7 9
December 54.1 59.4 49.1 11

More information: Lisbon forecast and weather conditions monthly

Sights

Lisbon 8 most important sights:

Recommendation for one day:

  1. Start the morning at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. No expense was spared when they built this masterpiece of Manueline and gothic architecture in 1502, which was inspired by Vasco da Gama, who is buried here along with other great navigators of the past.
  2. Then find Alfama, wonderful sights delight walkers at every turn in this culturally rich and charming part of Lisbon, which through its architecture, reminds visitors of its Visigothic roots, Arabic influence and fishing port heritage.
  3. Visit Torre de Belem, a 16th-century tower which serves as a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery on both land and sea.
  4. Have a unique time at Oceanario de Lisboa. While walking through impressive and unforgettable exhibits, visitors are encouraged to learn fascinating things about the oceans and, more importantly, how to make decisions in their daily lives that actively promote the conservation of nature.
  5. Nearby, go to Chiado for people watching, shops, restaurants and more, and there's a good mix of locals and tourists. Wander the neighborhood after getting your fill of shopping and food.

More information: Lisbon sights on map

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Lisbon is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $46.63, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $149.50, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $47.45
  • Hotel (3 stars): $62.51
  • Hotel (4 stars): $98.40
  • Hotel (5 stars): $159.54
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $6.07
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $8.68
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.00
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.66
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $8.88

More information: Lisbon price level

Safety

Lisbon has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 72.5 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 89.5 (better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 67.3 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Lisbon safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe