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Agenda Lisbon 2024 – Best time to visit Lisbon
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Best time to visit Lisbon

Best time to visit Lisbon

With its weather, commemorations, events, and holidays of 2024.

Lisbon is a city one enjoys exploring in any season. Its average of 300 sunny days per year, temperate weather, and incredible light make it a choice destination throughout the year.

Traveling outside the peak season allows you to easily connect with the Portuguese population, enjoy discounted flights, a wide range of high-quality accommodations, and also partake in some recurring events and concerts.

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Public Holidays Portugal – Lisbon 2024

To start, here are the public holidays in Portugal in 2024, as well as specific holidays in Lisbon, which can be excellent times to discover the country, its festivities, and traditions.

  • Monday, January 1: New Year’s Day.
  • Tuesday, February 13: Carnival, with the possibility of an extended weekend if decided by the government, municipalities, and businesses.
  • Friday, March 29: Good Friday, followed by Easter on Sunday, March 31, providing the possibility of a three-day consecutive break.
  • Thursday, April 25: Celebration of the Carnation Revolution (50th anniversary).
  • Wednesday, May 1: Labor Day, ideal for a mid-week break.
  • Thursday, May 30: Corpus Christi, opening the door to an extended weekend.
  • Monday, June 10: Day of Camões and Portuguese Communities.
  • Thursday, June 13: Feast of Santo António (municipal holiday in Lisbon), with the possibility of an extended weekend. On June 24, the day of São João is celebrated in cities like Porto, Braga, and Tavira. June 29, the day of São Pedro, is celebrated in the city of Évora, for example.
  • Thursday, August 15: Assumption of Our Lady, with the possibility of an extended break.
  • Saturday, October 5: Republic Day.
  • Friday, November 1: All Saints’ Day, offering the possibility of a bridge and three consecutive days off.
  • Sunday, December 1: Restoration of Independence.
  • Sunday, December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Wednesday, December 25: Christmas.

January ⛅

January is usually a quite rainy month (average of 10 days) with pleasant temperatures in the capital, ranging between 8°C and 15°C. It’s an ideal period to enjoy the tranquility of the city, explore its iconic sites without the summer crowds, and visit museums and exhibitions of all kinds.

Important date:

  • Sales: No official date announced, but January and February are good times to make the most of your holiday gifts. 🤝💰🏷️💥

February ❄️

February is generally a cool month with an average of 16 rainy days. Temperatures range from 9°C to 16°C, offering a moderate climate in the capital. This month provides a calm and intimate atmosphere, perfect for exploring the cobbled streets, picturesque neighborhoods, and enjoying local cuisine without the tourist crowds.

Important dates:

  • Tuesday, February 13: Shrove Tuesday. Carnival offers incredible and colorful events throughout the capital. Several parades are organized, often extending over several days. See your article Carnival in Lisbon 🎭
  • Wednesday, February 14: Valentine’s Day. Check out our article “Romantic Getaway in Lisbon” and our suggestions for addresses and activities for two. 💑

March 🌷

March presents milder temperatures with an average of 18°C, ranging from 10°C to 18°C. This month is characterized by 6 rainy days, offering a pleasant start to spring. It’s a favorable time to explore flower-filled gardens, participate in local festivals, and enjoy café terraces.

Important dates:

  • Friday, March 29: Good Friday 👼
  • Followed by Easter on Sunday, March 31 🐣

April 🌼

April marks an increase in temperatures with an average of 20°C, ranging from 12°C to 20°C. There are an average of 7 rainy days, offering a spring-like climate. It’s the perfect time to explore historic monuments, parks, lively public squares, and visit artistic neighborhoods with a street art tour, for example.

Important date:

  • Thursday, April 25: Celebration of the Carnation Revolution (50th anniversary). This promises a beautiful commemoration with parades and various events. An excellent time to better understand present-day Portugal. The ideal moment for a cultural tour with one of our guides. 🏵️

May ☀️

In May, temperatures continue to rise, with an average of 22°C (between 14°C and 22°C). This month is less rainy, with only 5 rainy days, offering sunnier days. It’s a perfect month to enjoy sunny days on the still deserted nearby beaches. Perfect for preparing a tan before summer. See our article “Beaches around Lisbon.” It makes it a great month to come to Lisbon and celebrate events like bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Important dates:

  • Wednesday, May 1: Labor Day. Most monuments and museums will be closed for the occasion.
  • Thursday, May 30: Corpus Christi. Many religious processions throughout the country. 🙏

June 🌞

June is a summer month with average temperatures of 25°C (between 16°C and 25°C). Precipitation decreases considerably, with only 2 rainy days. It marks the beginning of the high tourist season, offering a vibrant atmosphere with festivals, outdoor concerts, and lively nightlife. But above all, enjoy Lisbon’s popular festivals. It’s undoubtedly the best time to visit Lisbon and its discover traditions.

Important dates:

  • Monday, June 10: National Day, the anniversary of the death of one of the greatest Portuguese writers, Luís Vaz de Camões. For the curious, we invite you to read this article from the Le Portugal en Français website. 🇵🇹
  • Thursday, June 13: Feast of Santo António, a municipal holiday in Lisbon. Saint Anthony of Padua is not the official saint of the city. The official saint is Saint Vincent. But the Portuguese love Saint Anthony of Padua so much with his miracles and gift for impossible loves that the city celebrates the anniversary of his death: June 13 (1231 in Padua). On this occasion, kitschy decorations, popular music, parades, balls, weddings, sardines, and barbecues… will be on the agenda throughout the month. 👼

July 🏖️

In July, summer is well established, with temperatures averaging 28°C (between 18°C and 28°C). Precipitation is rare, offering sunny days without rain. It’s the heart of summer, perfect for enjoying the beaches, boat trips along the Tagus River, or Arrabida 🐬, and summer festivals.

August 🌡️

August maintains summer temperatures, with an average of 28°C (between 18°C and 28°C). There is an average of 1 rainy day, providing hot and dry weather. It’s the ideal month to relax on the beaches, explore historic neighborhoods, and participate in outdoor events.

Important date:

  • Thursday, August 15: Assumption of Our Lady 🇵🇹

September 🍂

September marks a slight drop in temperatures with an average of 26°C (between 17°C and 26°C). There is an average of 3 rainy days, offering a pleasant start to autumn. It’s a pleasant time to visit Lisbon after the summer peak, enjoy music festivals, and discover the local art scene.

October 🎃

October sees a decrease in temperatures with an average of 23°C (between 15°C and 23°C). This month is rainier, with an average of 8 rainy days. It’s a quiet period to explore the city, visit museums, art galleries, and savor local cuisine in welcoming restaurants.

Important date:

  • Saturday, October 5: Republic Day 🇵🇹

November 🍁

November becomes cooler, with average temperatures of 18°C (between 12°C and 18°C). There is an average of 9 rainy days, marking the beginning of winter. It’s an ideal time to explore historic neighborhoods at a relaxed pace, visit local Christmas markets, and enjoy comforting dishes. It’s also the time of “Verão de São Martinho” (Saint Martin’s Summer), somewhat equivalent to Beaujolais Nouveau, but instead of wine, it’s jeropiga, and here we “assa as castanhas” (grill chestnuts). You’ll find many street vendors of chestnuts smoking up the entire city.

Important date:

  • Friday, November 1: All Saints’ Day ⛪

December 🎄

December is a winter month with average temperatures of 15°C (between 9°C and 15°C). It is the rainiest month of the year, with an average of 10 rainy days. It’s the perfect time to discover Christmas decorations, participate in New Year’s celebrations, and enjoy the warm atmosphere of cafes and restaurants.

Important date:

  • Sunday, December 1: Restoration of Independence. Commemorates the restoration of Portuguese independence in 1640 after 80 years under Spanish domination. 🇵🇹
  • Sunday, December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Wednesday, December 25: Christmas. 🎁
  • Tuesday, December 31: Like all major cities worldwide, Lisbon will showcase its splendid fireworks for New Year’s Day, from Praça do Comércio, as well as Belém and Parque das Nações. It’s worth noting that the Portuguese are renowned worldwide for being excellent pyrotechnicians and regularly win competitions like the one held at Château de Chantilly. For the occasion, we organize boat outings every year to enjoy the spectacle from the TEJO. An excellent way to end and begin the new year. ✨

Epilogue

Our article ends here but will be regularly updated with our discoveries and announcements. We hope you, like us, will enjoy getting to know the beautiful Lisbon throughout the seasons.

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