If you are thinking of visiting Lisbon, Portugal, there are some things that you need to know about the city and the people. Portugal is known for solo travels, but Lisbon stands out to be a preferred destination for family holiday goers because there is plenty to see in Lisbon. Here we have put a list of some essential tips that you should know before visiting Lisbon.
- Lisbon Is a Portuguese City
When travelling to Lisbon, you should be aware that the people speak Portuguese and, if possible, teach yourself one or two Portuguese words. Though you may find some English or Spanish speakers around the city, this may not be the case if you are travelling to the rural parts of Lisbon.
- Best Time to Travel
The best time to visit Lisbon is between March/April to late September during the summer, while the winter/autumn season, which is between October to mid-March, is perfect for visitors who do not mind a little rain. June is the busiest month, especially during the St. Anthony festival, while January is the quietest month because of the fewer activities which fall during the time of the year.
- How to Get There
If you are travelling from other parts of Europe or any region around the world, the easiest way to get to Lisbon is by flying. We have daily flights connecting Lisbon to other major cities, and with Portugal being a member of the European Union, citizens only require their citizenship card to access Lisbon, while visitors from other countries may require valid visas or passports.
- Getting Around
Getting around Lisbon is easy as there are many cab-hailing operators as well as other means of public transport such as buses and trains. The road network is also well developed, such that it’s easy to access even the rural areas of Lisbon with ease.