Lisbon is among Europe's sunniest capitals. The most idyllic months are May to August, when food and music festivals are practically a weekly occurrence, the city's sun-kissed sands are near their postcard-perfect ideal, and Lisboêtas flock to alfresco bars and restaurants. While Lisbon is busy year-round, hotel prices drop significantly from November to February, as well as the weather remains quite mild, so that it is a good time for travelers inexepensively to visit.
Lisbon is actually compact for the European capital which is made for walking, specially in cinematic neighborhoods like Alfama and Bairro Alto. The bulk of Lisbon's trains and is operated by Carris (tickets/day passes from $2/$6.68), including city buses as well as the Lisbon's historic trams, funiculars, and elevators. Metropolitano de Lisboa (tickets from $1.56) runs the city's metro system. Taxis and Uber are widely available—there are several hills, in fact.
January may be the coolest month, by having an average temperature of 52°F (11°C). July may be the hottest month, by having an average temperature of 74°F (24°C).
Know Before You Go
Lisbon's famous artistic stone pavements, often known as calçada portuguesa, are easy within the eyes but they can be dangerously slippery—make sure your shoes have gripping soles and save the high heels for Paris and Milan. Always have funds on hand as well—many in the city's bars, restaurants, and shops only accept Portuguese plastic, often known as Multibanco.
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