Lisbon: July Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||12 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||62 %|
|Rainfall days||1 days|
|Chance of Rain||5 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||4 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||54 %|
Averages for Lisbon in July
July is one of the warmest months of the year in Lisbon, and there is so much to do around the city. The average temperature reaches up to a very warm 27°C (that's about 81°F), and temperatures never dip any lower than 18°C (about 63°F). The lowest temperature on record for July was 13°C. Seven days a month the mercury will top 32°C. It has never gone below 21°C during thirty years of record keeping.
There is very little chance of showers as the average monthly rain is only around 6mm. you might experience 5 rainy days during July but it will not last very long. One day in July there will probably be a brief thunderstorm. You may get close to a tenth of an inch of rain at one time, perhaps once or twice, during the month.
Average relative humidity for July hovers most days at 65%, with morning average around 80% and evening averages around 48%. Dew point is 14 and still feels very comfortable to the skin.
There is about 11 hours of average daily sunshine and 15 hours of daylight. About 86% of the daylight hours are sunny and unobstructed. Blowing sand or dust happens 9 days on average and the average number of days with smoke or haze is two. Sunrise starts to creep up a bit from June and by the end of the month daylight begins around 6:30 AM. By month’s end too night settles in close to 8:30 PM.
The average sea temperature is about 19°C (about 67°F), so watersports enthusiasts can head to the European Wave Freestyle Funboard Championship and PWA World Cup Guincho Wave Contest, which continues throughout July at Guicho Beach in Sintra. The dominant wind direction remains southeast and the Beaufort wind probability reaches its year highs at 50%. This consistency is what brings the World Cup surfing to Lisbon every year.
Where to Stay
Many visitors to Lisbon insist on staying on the famous Avenida Liberdade. There are plenty of hotel choices with addresses on this street. The Rossio Garden Hotel for example is newly renovated and right by the Rossio Train Station. Sao Jorge Castle is a 15 minute walk and the Resauradores Metro Station is practically at the doorstep of the entrance.
The Turim Suisso Atlantico Hotel is also by Rossio Train Station. The riverfront is nearby and the airport only 7 kilometres away.
Fontecruz Lisboa, has a buffet breakfast and also serves lunch and dinner. Chiado is nearby and the metro within sight. The bar and leisure area has a great selection of wines to choose from.
Sofitel Lisbon is also on Avenida da Liberdade. A 5-star property, they have a great breakfast and many amenities that one expects from a Sofitel 5-star. Sao Roque church is very close.
Try the Holiday Inn Express, 4 minutes on foot from Avenida da Liberdade, for a value experience. A huge breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, flat screen cable TV and reasonable prices make it a good bargain for the area.
Eurostars Das Letras on Rua Castilho is close to the Botanical Gardens. There is a terrace for outdoor dining and it is only 5 minutes from the Avenida Metro Station.
Santiago is another nice area with plenty of options for visitors. The Monica Lisbon Rentals I on Rua do Limoeiro is only 3 minutes away from Sao Jorge Castle. They have fully equipped kitchens if you want to cook or there are very good Portuguese restaurants close by.
The Solar Dos Mouros has great views of the city and breakfast in your room or served on the terrace is included. All rooms have TVs, private bathrooms and some have views of the river.
The Alfama Patio Hostel is a real bargain option in Santiago. Containing private rooms as well as dormitories, free Wi-Fi is provided. There is a rooftop terrace and a garden area. A pancake breakfast is provided each morning for all guests.
Jonies Place Lisbon Hotel has a breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi access and either private rooms with private baths or dorms. It is only a 2-minute walk to Sao Jorge Castle.
The Teatro Bed & Breakfast is a quaint hotel with French ambiance. All rooms have private baths. There is a buffet breakfast served each morning. Two minutes away is the Rossio subway station.
My Story Hotel Oro in Baixa has great bar and restaurant. Each room has a private bath and the Rossio Train Station is within walking distance.
Things to do
The Estoril Music Festival features a wide range of symphony orchestras and classical performances in and around Lisbon.
The BaixAnima Street Festival begins in July and features live music, theatre performances, street parties, parades and street entertainers.
Jazz on a Summer's Day takes place throughout the month and is a series of concerts and various venues not only in Lisbon, but also in Estoril and Cascais.
The Museu Colecao Berardo contains a diverse collection of contemporary art from some of the most famous names in the art world like Warhol and Dali. A huge facility, one could spend a whole day here.
Rather than walking, try the Lisbon by Boat tour. It is a great way to see the city from the river and orient yourself.
One of the many parks in Lisbon worth visiting is the Parque Marechal Carmona. The paths in this park are unpaved but the gardens are very well kept and there are plenty of places for the children to play.
Fado is the famous Portuguese style of music. A great place to not only become knowledgeable in the history of the music style but also learn how to sing it yourself is at the Sing Fado.
Like to learn a bit of the language of the country you are visiting? Try the Portuguese Connection. They even offer one-day classes to give you some useful basic phrases to use during your visit.
Hit the Beach
Carcavelos is a very popular local beach. The Forte de Sao Juliao da Barra on the east side of the beach is a famous fortification that used to protect the entrance to the Tagus from Portugal’s enemies. As with many beaches in Portugal, surfing is the most popular sport practiced on these shores and the area is popular with teenagers in particular.
If you are a fisherman, try the Praia Do Pescador or Fisherman’s beach. As the name suggests, it is very popular with anglers and hence swimmers are not usually found here.
Where to Eat & Drink
A Magem in Belem is a locally famous family owned eatery. Their custard tart is so popular that they sell on average 20,000 a day. Not cheap, the lines are long as it is not only a favourite with the locals but is a tourist attraction also.
For a good hearty meal at lunchtime reasonably priced, the Atelier 145 has simple fare, good service and tasty cuisine.
Sometimes local fare gets tiring. For something different, the Swiss cooking at the Bistro Edelweiss on Rua da Sao Marcal is an excellent choice. The neighbourhood is nice a quiet and the décor simple but elegant.
Italian is always good and the Come Prima Restaurante Italiano on Rua do Olival serves all your favourite Italian dishes. Atmosphere and service are considered top notch.
Another favourite non-Portuguese style restaurant in this international city is the Stanislav Avenida. Ukranian fare is served here.
For a frozen treat on a hot summer’s day the Gelato has some of the best Italian gelatos in town. Highly recommended by travelers, the ice cream is renowned throughout Lisbon.
A reasonably priced dinner option but with a very stylish atmosphere try the Frade dos Mares. A small but stylish interior, the portions are large and service what you would expect from a fine dining establishment. Seafood is their specialty.
A nice family run tapas restaurant is the da Prata 52. Small with a menu on a chalkboard there are not a lot of tables but there is also seating in the bar.
Cantinho Lusitano is another medium priced eatery specializing in simple Portuguese fare such as chicken and sausage. The place is small so reservations are necessary.
Seafood is the standard fare at the Cervejaria Ramiro. They don’t take reservations and it gets very busy so get there early.
Clara em Castelo only has six tables but the food and wine and service make it worth the possible wait. The menu is small but the husband and wife team cook and serve an unforgettable meal.
The Ad Lib serves lunch and dinner and has two menus. The lunch menu is simple but varied and the dinner menu is much more detailed.
July events in Lisbon
Colorland Color Festivals Portugal
5th July 2015
Colorland Color Festival is a crowd pleasing event of ancient Indian ritual. Make sure to wear an white t-shirt and be prepared to be covered in colourful powder! A great event for friends and family.
International Crafts Fair
6th July 2015 to 14th July 2015
The International Crafts Fair takes place at International Fair of Lisbon exhibition centre in Parque das Nações from 6th July to the 14th. Handicraft both national and international are displayed in two large pavilions. There are also many other entertaining events.
Super Bock Super Rock
18th July 2015
Super Bock Super Rock is a three-day annual Rock music festival at Meco Beach. Free camping and music of well known artists all over the world makes it a true Summer Festival.
Optimus Alive 2014
10th July 2015 to 12th July 2015
A very popular music and art festival, Optimus Alive is one of the top European festivals that occurs in Algs riverside. Headliners such as Artic Monkeys, The Black Keys as well as The Libertines are the type of bands that grace the stage.
11th July 2015 to 4th August 2015
A recreation of spirit of medieval Europe, Mercado Medieva in an event in Óbidos to travel back in time.