What to wear in Lisbon.

If you are planning a trip to Portugal you may be unsure of what what to wear in Lisbon.

Here we help you bring the right things - all year round!

What to wear in Lisbon
What to wear in Lisbon? Here are our favourite tips...

Windproof jacket. Yes, Lisbon is super sunny and the sun can feel very hot at times but Portugal´s capital can get windy outside of summer. Lisbon is built in seven hills so as you explore the capital (especially if you head to the view points) it’s always good to have a windproof jacket to hand. The coastal areas near Lisbon can also get very windy, as Portugal is on the Atlantic Ocean! Sintra even has its own micro-climate.


Sweater. Once the warm sun goes down the temperature soon drops. Even in summer months you may need a hoodie or cardigan for going out at night. In the autumn we would definitely suggest taking a warm cardigan or jumper out with you. Also many Portuguese buildings do not have heating, so it does get chilly indoors at night (although in summer this is a blessing).


Sunglasses. What to wear in Lisbon definitely includes eyewear. The sun in Portugal is bright, especially in Lisbon (the City of Light!) so sunglasses during the day are a must. That goes for sunscreen aswell.


Good, walking shoes. Lisbon is known for its steep hills and cobbled streets, so comfortable, sturdy shoes with a good sole are a must! Converse and Vans are not advisable as you may slip on the pavement. After it rains do take care, because those small Portuguese cobbled paths can be treacherous after a downpour. We prefer more walking / hiking shoes with a good grip sole and sandals similar to Birkenstocks for summer.

But our best top tip for what to wear in Lisbon  is layering. T-shirt, with a hoodie or sweater or jacket…..the temperature in Lisbon fluctuates throughout the day, with hot sun, then chilly wind, then more sun! So we always have layers, so we are dressed for all temperatures.


We hope these tips will help you with what to wear in Lisbon. We hope you enjoy exploring this marvellous city and we wish you a great trip! 

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