Weather & Climate: When's the best time to visit Lisbon?Lisbon has Mediterranean climate, with mild, rainy winters and warm, sunny summers. The location in the far west of Europe and overlooking the ocean, makes the climate particularly mild, compared with other European cities. Winter, from December to February, is mild: the average temperature in January is 11.5 °C. Spring, from March to May, is mild, with some periods of bad weather. Summer, from June to mid-September, is warm and sunny. Sometimes, there may still be spring-like weather, a little cool, especially in June. The average temperature reaches 23.5 °C. Autumn, from mid-September to November, is initially warm and sunny, then it gradually becomes milder.
Is Lisbon safe for tourists?Lisbon remains a safe city by the standards of most European capitals. However, it’s a big city with hundreds of tourists and anything can happen if you are not paying attention to your valuable stuff. Of course, everyone should be wary of pickpockets (like in any other country) - particularly on public transport and crowded public places - and should avoid leaving valuable things in hired cars. There are some areas to avoid, especially at night or when alone. Be extra aware of your personal belongings while visiting the main attractions of the city and everything will be alright.
Hospitals & Pharmacies in LisbonEU citizens are entitled to free or subsidized medical treatment if they show a European Health Insurance Card. All other nationalities should take out private health insurance. Pharmacies are marked with green cross and should be in first and should be the first port of call for minor illnesses. Pharmacy staff often dispense advice as well as medication.
Public Toilets in LisbonThere are not many public toilets in Lisbon, however, you can go in every cafe or restaurant and ask to use the one there. Some of the owners might ask you to buy something like water or coffee, but this probably won’t happen if you are polite.
There are also free public toilets at the big train stations, which is very comfortable