Although many Lisboners escape the city during the heat, July together with August mark the peak of tourism in the city. Hotel rates are at their highest.
Many people come to Lisbon on their summer break to enjoy the nice weather and the various outdoor concerts and festivals (many of which are free!). July is also the best month to go to the beach in Lisbon. It’s always sunny, and the water is relatively warm.
Weather in July: What to Pack, What to Wear
July together with August tend to be the hottest months of the year in Lisbon. However, high temperatures are almost always tempered with a north sea-breeze, that may become windy in the afternoon, but has the effect of making the hot less oppressive in the city.
- Average High: 28ºC (82º F)
- Average Low: 18ºC (64ºF)
To visit Lisbon in July, bring shorts and short sleeve shirts, or whatever you feel comfortable in during hot weather. Pack a light jacket and long trousers for cooler nights just in case.
Events in July
- NOS Alive: This is a 3-day music festival at Algés riverside in Oeiras near Belém. The festival was considered one of the best 12 European festivals by the UK magazine NME.
- Festival ao Largo: Free outdoor classic music concerts, opera, ballet and dance performances take place at Lisbon’s opera square, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos.
- Super Bock Super Rock: This is another 3-day music festival with internationally renowned bands, and lots of sun and beer, at Lisbon’s eastern waterfront area near Parque das Nações.
- BaixAnima: Free live music and theatre performances bring buzz to the Baixa area. On weekends from July to September, check out street artists on Rua Augusta.
- Out Jazz Festival: Every Sunday from May to September, enjoy jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop music in Lisbon’s public gardens. This month the concerts take place in Eduardo VII Park, and start at 5pm. Admission is free.
Lisbon is perfectly located to combine sightseeing and beach. Less than an hour away on public transport, an afternoon by the sea is one of the best ways to cool off during the city’s warm summer. Find out how to reach the best beaches around Lisbon.
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.