Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. However, February is a cold month in Lisbon and the tourist season is not even close. The weather in Lisbon is not as cold as in other northern countries but as the houses are barely prepared for the winter, such as venues, the cold feeling can be really exhausting.
Temperatures can vary from 0 to 16 during February in Lisbon, but if you’re never in venues with a heater, you will feel cold. Most people from northern countries would say “0 to 16 is nothing” – it is nothing when you have every venue in your town heated.
For a vacation weekend in Lisbon during February, you will still enjoy a lot of sunny hours, so, What to do In Lisbon in February at its best?
Explore the neighbourhoods of Lisbon
Lisbon is home to several historic neighbourhoods, including Alfama, Baixa, and Bairro Alto, which offer a glimpse into the city’s past. Take a walk through the narrow, winding streets and admire the traditional Portuguese architecture.
You might also enjoy the nightlife in Lisbon if you are looking for parties, crowds and bars.
Visit the Belem Tower
This iconic tower is a symbol of Portugal’s Age of Discovery and is located on the banks of the Tagus River. The Belem tower offers stunning views of the city and is a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts. There you can find boat rides for very affordable prices and take a 30 minutes sailing in Tagus river.
Enjoy the music scene in Lisbon
Lisbon has a thriving music scene and in February, the city celebrates carnival during February and you can find lots of street parties to join. If you enjoy live music, you might find a lot of buskers in Lisbon, the street performances in Lisbon are executed by local and international musicians and is a great way to experience the city’s vibrant cultural life.
If you really enjoy music, you can book a musician in Lisbon to play at your Airbnb in Lisbon through a platform called Portugal Musicians, where you can select the kind of concert you would like and negotiate a fee for the service. The musician can come alone or with another accompanying musician, they can do a live acoustic session for up to 2 hours at your birthday party, wedding cocktail or even other kind of event in Portugal. Try it!
Visit the National Tile Museum
Portugal is famous for its traditional tilework, and the National Tile Museum is a great place to learn about the country’s history and cultural heritage. The museum showcases a vast collection of tiles, including some of the most famous examples of Portuguese tilework.
Try the local cuisine: Lisbon is known for its delicious cuisine, which is a mix of Portuguese, African, and Brazilian flavors. Be sure to try some traditional dishes, such as “bacalhau” (salt cod), “cozido à portuguesa” (a stew made with various meats and vegetables), and “pastel de nata” (custard tarts).
In February, Lisbon is a city full of life – not as crazy as the summer season -, with a variety of events and activities to enjoy. Whether you’re a history buff, a music lover, or just looking to experience the city’s rich culture, there’s something for everyone in Lisbon.