April is an ideal month to visit Lisbon with the start of spring. The winter cold and rains have ended, although some rainfall usually occurs this month.
It’s still a quiet month tourist wise.
Weather in April: What to Pack, What to Wear
- Average High: 20ºC (68ºF)
- Average Low: 12ºC (54ºF)
This month may have a few days when the thermometer goes over 25ºC (77ºF).
Lisbon receives on average 68mm of rainfall in April, but total rainfall for the month may vary from year to year.
You don’t want to bring a big coat, a light jacket will be enough for most cooler mornings and nights. It’s a good idea to pack layers. A short sleeved shirt along with a light sweater or jacket is your best bet. During some days in April, it may be warm enough to wear shorts, but make sure you also bring long pants or jeans.
Events in April
- Peixe em Lisboa: For a few days hungry locals and tourists get the chance to taste our finest sea food. This event brings together some of the most original Portuguese and international chefs and restaurants, cooking and serving fish in different ways.
- Dias da Música: A full weekend of classical music at the Centro Cultural de Belém is also a great opportunity to visit the building, that became a landmark of Portuguese modern architecture, and enjoy stunning views over the river Tejo.
- 25 April: The national holiday that celebrates the peaceful Revolution of 1974 is marked by a large parade from the Marquês do Pombal Square to the Rossio along Avenida da Liberdade, as well as several other events throughout the city. Led by the military, the Carnation Revolution, as it is also known, put an end to 40 years of dictatorship in Portugal, and granted independence to former Portuguese colonies.
As the days get longer, there’s lots of time to explore the Portuguese capital city. To make sure you don’t miss out on anything, here’s Lisbon’s ten most visited attractions.
The weather averages help you get an idea. But if you’re not sure what time of year to visit, check out our Lisbon weather page.