Lisbon Weather October Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Lisbon in October?
October is a lovely time to visit Lisbon because the weather is still warm but the city is less crowded than in peak season.
The average temperature during the day still reaches a high of 23°C, and at night only dip down to around 15°C. The average sea temperature is about 19°C which some will find to be perfectly acceptable...
What's the weather like in Lisbon in October?
The average temperature during the day still reaches a high of 23°C, and at night only dip down to around 15°C. The average sea temperature is about 19°C which some will find to be perfectly acceptable for swimming, others not!
Sunshine and rain
With seven hours of average daily sunshine and 11 hours of daylight, you can still enjoy some beach time. The average monthly rainfall is around 80mm and you can expect to see rain about 13 days out of the month.
Wind speed averages are around 9 mph.
Lisbon Hotels for October
The Chiado Trindade Apartments
The Chiado Trindade Apartments are all air conditioned with modern, period-style furniture. The kitchens are eat-in and there are some with balconies. Located in the Chiado district, the Rossio Train Station is only a few blocks away.
Another apartment hotel with eat-in kitchens is the Madalena Hermitage. The 18th century building that houses the apartments is fully restored. Near the River Tagus and the Cais do Sodre Train Station, the Lisbon Cathedral are within walking distance.
Lisbon Arsenal Suites
Lisbon Arsenal Suites is close to the Comercio Square and the Chiado Metro Station. A mixture of apartments and studios, all units have cable TV and are air conditioned.
Lisbon Colours Bairro Alto Apartments
More apartment choices are found at the Lisbon Colours Bairro Alto Apartments on Travessa da Queimada. All units have kitchens and some have terraces with garden or river views. Rossio Train and Metro Station is the closest public transportation access.
Pensao Praca Da Figueira
A good budget option right by the Cais Do Sodre Train Station is the Pensao Praca Da Figueira. Some rooms are air conditioned and some have private bathrooms. A continental breakfast is included in the room price.
Alcerim Chiado Lisbon
The Alcerim Chiado Lisbon Typical has up to 4 bedroom apartments with kitchens or kitchenettes in most, and, if not, then there is a communal kitchen for guests. The Cais do Sodre Train and Metro Station is 5 minutes on foot from the front door and it is only a 20 minute walk to Sao Jorge Castle.
If you are looking for luxury there are lots of options. The Valverde Hotel in the city centre is very close to Rossio Square and the Castle Sao Jorge.
Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa
The Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa is housed in one of the tallest buildings in the city. The spa is enormous with a Turkish bath with a large fitness center and outdoor pool. Parque Eduardo VII is only 3 blocks away.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon
A hotel who's name is often synonomous with luxury is the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon. Situated in Marques de Pombal many of the most popular museums and tourist sites are within walking distance. The facility has all the amenities expected of a 5-star luxury hotel.
Lisbon Beaches in October
Praia do Centro and Pria da Fisica
Praia do Centro and Pria da Fisica are two of the most popular beaches in Santa Cruz along the north Atlantic Coast outside Lisbon. The city centre is close by and there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars in the local area. There are several hotels close by but they are often booked given the popularity of the area. This time of year however you have a good chance of getting a room.
Amoeira Beach is another popular tourist spot along the coast. Beautiful scenery and lots of tall cliffs that offer privacy for bathers in several locations make it a popular spot for nudists.
Bars and Restaurants
Hard Rock Café
The Hard Rock Café in Lisbon is an American chain with a typical American menu. Catering to families, it is located on Avenida da Liberdade.
The G-Spot is a fusion restaurant with a seasonal menu. There is a tasting option that lets you try various dishes for a set price.
O'Gilins Irish Pub
If you crave a pub meal and drink, then try O'Gilins Irish Pub in Cais do Sodre. Typical Irish atmosphere and food, the beer is reasonably priced and it allows smoking inside.
Bar 380° 41'
Another fabulous bar is the Bar 380° 41' in the Altis Belem Hotel & Spa. The views of the river make it worthwhile if only for a quick drink. If you would prefer to stay a while then it's the perfect place to this too.
Majong in Bairro Alto
Majong in Bairro Alto also is a pleasant bar with a youngish crowd. Drinking, dancing and just hanging out makes it popular with students and tourists.
Things to do in Lisbon in October
As well as hitting the beach there is plenty of culture to see in and around Lisbon.
Jose of Azeredo Perdigao Centre of Modern Art
The Jose of Azeredo Perdigao Centre of Modern Art (Centro de Arte Moderna), features a large collection of works by Portugese artists. Anyone interested in art will appreciate this place and enjoy visiting.
Belas Club de Campo
The weather is great for golf in October. One of the leading courses in the area is the Belas Club de Campo in Sintra. A par 72 course, 6,107 metres long, the Sintra Hills make a picturesque backdrop for the club. It is only 20 minutes from Lisbon and has two restaurants on the grounds.
The Clube Quinta do Peru
The Clube Quinta do Peru is located near the Parque Natural da Arrabida which is 30 minutes by car from the centre of Lisbon. There is a restaurant, bar and pro shop. The green fees for the public are 100 euros.
Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum
The Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum is free and a nice relaxing place to spend a few hours. You will find it in Cascais.
In Almada you will find the Elisiario. A wind-surfing school, if you learn how to windsurf here in the rather rough Atlantic coast you will be able to do so just about anywhere.
Old Castle Almada
Across the river from Lisbon is the Old Castle Almada. The views from the top of the castle are great and from the ramparts you can see the entire city of Lisbon.
Convent of the Capuchos
The historical Convent of the Capuchos in Sintra was founded in the 16th century. Lying in ruins for years, only recently was it opened to the public. Conservation work continues as it is now part of a designated World Heritage Site.