Just like the majority of European capitals, Lisbon can be visited all year round. It’s famous for culture, history, and attractions. Moreover, Fado never stops in the city, museums are always open, so the only thing that is capable of playing a vital role is the weather in Lisbon.
That’s how I would choose between the seasons. Considering the big amount of rain the city gets, take autumn out of the list. True, the leaves can get really beautiful, but let’s admit the fact that there are better autumn destinations. Lisbon is definitely not one of them.
You can take winter out too. Who likes cold weather? No one! Humans like warmth of the sun and the feeling of blooming nature. Snowy destinations are also great, they look magical, but you need tons of snow for the effect. I doubt you’ll find the amount in Lisbon.
Spring and summer are two of the best seasons to visit the city. It all depends on the preferences and, again, weather. Spring features the best natural scenes, tourism wakes up from the short nap, travelers fill the capital from all parts of the world. Interestingly, showers are almost constant in spring, but somehow they can’t ruin your mood. You can take a stroll under the rain and come back as happy as ever.
The nature, which keeps on blooming in parallel to the unpredictable weather, compensates the inconvenience. The temperature starts rising, but not to the point to make you sweat (summer temperature can definitely execute that).
This particular season can make Lisbon one of the best honeymoon destination, there are so many ways of making your rest romantic. Taste the best Portuguese dishes and wines, explore the nature, and, most importantly, feel yourself at home while the city is free of the tourist crowd.
Summer includes one of the best holidays of Lisbon, i.e. Saint Anthony’s Day. The celebrations dedicated to the patron of the city take place on a very devilish date, June 13 (06.13). Despite that, don’t associate any bad incidents with it. Those numbers are considered unlucky only in certain cultures.
Summer is also the busiest time of the year here. Naturally, you can visit the beaches, soak in the rays of hot sun and then end the day in an urban atmosphere. The flow of tourists, though, can make it difficult to find a good hotel. If you have an eye on a specific hotel make sure to make the booking early. On the contrary, you can always find apartments in Lisbon and choose the perfect option for your vacation. The first place to look for an apartment is Alfama. I have to insist the district is completely soaked in Portuguese culture. Walls literally talk to you, telling stories of old and new residents.
I do suggest Alfama, but I don’t want to persuade you. If you’re looking for a more cosmopolitan neighborhoods, try the shopping centers and the tourist-lively areas. The choice is up to you, whatever you decide, remember to make the most out of your vacation!