There are a number of festivals, holidays and other events celebrated in Lisbon each year. The main ones are listed below.January 1: New Year's Day (national holiday) The week leading to Easter: Holy Week (Semana santa) (national holiday)
Celebrated as Portugal's national day, this holiday also commemorates the death, on June 10, 1580, of the country's most famous poet, Luis de Camões. A huge fireworks display is held on the banks of the Tagus to mark the occasion.June 12-13: Feast of Saint Anthony de Padua (Santo António de Lisbon) (local event)
This day commemorates the restoration of Portuguese independence from Spain in 1640 and is celebrated in the streets of the city with various festivities, including parades, meals and concerts.December 25: Christmas (national holiday)
he city is filled with street parties and fireworks, especially along the banks of the Tagus near the Belém Tower.
|Month||Min. Average Temperature (°C/F°)||Max. Average Temperature (°C/F°)||Average Rains (MM)||Best Time to Travel|
|January||8/46||15/59||97/3.8||Not the best period to go|
|February||9/48||16/61||90/3.5||Not the best period to go|
|March||10/50||18/64||51/2.0||Not the best period to go|
|April||11/52||19/66||65/2.6||Good period to go|
|May||13/55||21/70||56/2.2||Good period to go|
|June||16/61||25/77||17/0.7||Good period to go|
|July||18/64||27/77||6/0.2||Good period to go|
|August||18/64||28/82||7/0.3||Good period to go|
|September||17/63||26/79||29/1.1||Good period to go|
|October||15/59||22/72||80/3.1||Good period to go|
|November||11/52||18/64||107/4.2||Good period to go|
|December||10/50||15/59||122/4.8||Not the best period to go|
The Lisbon Humberto Delgado International Airport is located approximately six kilometres (four miles) south of the city centre.
Lisbon is a city very well served by its public transport system. In addition, the underground trains, trams, buses and funiculars all have the advantage of being relatively inexpensive. Of course, the best way to discover the city is by foot.
Tram 28 serves a large number of tourist attractions across the city, including the old town. Tickets can be purchased on board the tram, the cost is EUR 3.
If you are planning to use public transport, the cheapest way is to buy a Viva viagem or 7 Colinas card. Cards cost EUR 0.50, and you can then load them with either single Carris/Metro tickets, or the 24-hour Carris/Metro ticket. The latter costs EUR 6.40 and gives you unlimited use of public transport for 24 hours. For more information, go to https://www.carris.pt/en/.
• The Lisbon Tourist Office also offers the Lisboa Card, which includes unlimited public transport around the city centre (metro, bus, tram, lifts and cable cars) and free entry to 35 museums and tourist attractions. A card valid for 24 hours costs EUR 20, 48 hours costs EUR 34, and 72 hours EUR 42. For more information, go to https://shop.visitlisboa.com/products/lisboa-card.
With the Lisbon Metro, you can quickly reach any destination in the city: just take a train on one of the network's four lines. A single trip costs EUR 1.50 (EUR 6.40 for a 24-hour Carris/Metro travel pass). For further information, please visit
With its many bus lines, the Carris network covers virtually the entire city. Tickets cost EUR 1.50, or EUR 2 directly from the bus driver (EUR 6.40 for a 24-hour Carris/Metro travel pass). For further information, please visit https://www.carris.pt/en/
Taxis are inexpensive and efficient, and drivers usually pleasant! Fares to the city centre are about EUR 6 to EUR 9. Baggage supplement of EUR 2, no matter the number.
Walking is also a great alternative for visiting the city. Lisbon's architecture and natural setting are exceptional. Exploring on foot is perhaps the best way to enjoy the spirit of this magnificent city!
Upon your arrival in Lisbon, you can get in touch with local tourism professionals for further information and to help organise your stay.Lisbon tourist office (Associação de Turismo de Lisboa)
Offers practical information and useful recommendations (accommodation, restaurants, public transport, festivals, cultural events, etc.).
Dotted about the city and in the airport, these small ‘Ask Me Lisboa' kiosks provide information for your stay, and advice for exploring the city and surrounding area. Listed below are the main addresses for the Ask Me Lisboa kiosks:
The official website developed and maintained by Turismo de Portugal, the national tourist board, provides a wealth of information on Lisbon.
The currency used in Portugal is the Euro (EUR).
$ 1 = € 0.88
€ 1 = $ 1.14
The above exchange rate is given for information because is variable.
In order to travel in the best conditions and for your health and safety, we invite you to check all information regarding preventive measures and best practices to be respected, available on the official website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs:https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/
Your comfort, well-being and health are at the heart of Air France's concerns, and we want to help you prepare for your trip in the best way possible. Find out more about the measures taken to ensure safe travelling on our website: https://www.airfrance.fr/FR/en/common/page_flottante/information/coronavirus.htm#notre-engagement-sanitaire
See your doctor before you travel. It is also recommended to take out insurance covering medical expenses and repatriation before your trip. Lisbon counts several hospitals and medical institutions, as well as quality medical practitioners and health specialists.
There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to Portugal.
For more information, contact Air France's international vaccination centre:
Tap water is safe to drink in Lisbon.
Travellers from the Schengen area, as well as those from the countries of the European Union not included in the area, need only be in possession of a national identity card or a passport valid for the duration of their stay in order to enter Portugal.
As a general rule, all other travellers are subject to visa requirements, although citizens of some countries may enter Portugal for a short stay of up to 90 days without a visa.
For further information, visit the website of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs:http://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/os-ministerios/ministerio-dos-negocios-estrangeiros.aspx
To enjoy peace of mind during your stay in Lisbon, visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country.
Here are a few basic Portuguese phrases that will make your stay in Lisbon a little easier: