Things to do in Lisbon in February
February is a great month to visit Lisbon! The weather is a little warmer but a few rainy days are to be expected! Winter is halfway gone, and the locals celebrate it! In February, you will also get to celebrate carnival with the Portuguese and enjoy the city as much as possible! Moreover, since february is considered to be an off-peak season month, the prices for activities are cheaper. There are fewer tourists than the usual, so you practically have the city to yourself! Read on to find out some of the things to do in Lisbon in February!
Dress up for Carnival
Carnival is kind of a big deal in Lisbon! I always say that the Portuguese are the funniest and friendliest people one gets to meet. This happens to be true, especially during Carnival! This year it will happen on February, 13th. You will love to spend it in Lisbon, because you will laugh all day long. People get dressed as best as they can, and they rarely get unnoticed. They march all through the city to show off their costumes!
Take a one day trip to Sintra
Sintra is a magical city with a lot to see and to visit. You can go to Sintra by train, it only takes thirty to forty minutes to get there from the center of Lisbon! You can visit the famous and colourful Pena Palace – which is one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal, the Moors Castle, the Quinta da Regaleira, and many more amazing monuments. Also, the forest and the beach are not to be missed! They look like they are straight out of a fairytale. Sintra is an outstanding city. There is so much to see! It would be a shame not to seize the opportunity to visit it. And before you leave, have a taste at the traditional and delicious Queijadas from Sintra. Indeed, in Portugal, each municipality does have its own traditional desserts and are as tasty as one another.
Have a boat cruise on the Tejo river
Next on my list of things to do in Lisbon in February is to take a boat cruise on the Tejo river. This is a great activity, you will discover Lisbon on a new perspective. You will get to see the enlightened landmarks of Lisbon while the sun either rises or sets. The company BYX offers great options. Their boat cruise lasts for two hours, and the drink is on them! This deal costs 69,90 euros for two persons. If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in Lisbon with your significant other and are still wondering what to do, I think this can turn out to be one of the greatest moments of your stay!
Attend an opera at Teatro São Carlos
Located in the Chiado, the Teatro São Carlos is considered to be the most beautiful theater in Lisbon! It was built to replace the Ópera do Tejo, the Royal Opera House in English, that was destroyed during the 1755 earthquake. It first opened its doors in 1793 and, since then, proposes world-known operas and breathtaking performances!
It is one of the best things to do in Lisbon in February, especially if you’re coming with your lover! Dress up and attend an outstanding opera in the most stunning theater of Lisbon! Also, during the summer, on the square in front of the Teatro São Carlos classical music concerts and perfomances happen. They are organized by the theater and they are free! It is definitely a must-do during the summer!
Buy flowers at Rua Garrett
On Rua Garrett, in the Chiado, you will find the Pequeno Jardim florist. This florist is open since 1922 and is very famous because it is known for receiving famous customers in the past such as Josephine Baker! If you want to please your lover and make him or her happy, buy a bouquet of flowers! It always works! The smallest considerations build the strongest relationships!
Enjoy the view at Miradouro da Graça
The Miradouro da Graça, also known as Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, is one of the best belvederes of Lisbon. You will like it during the day, and you will love it during the night! The Miradouro da Graça offers a splendid view over Lisbon, the Alfama district and the Castelo São Jorge while enjoying a cup of coffee.
You now know some of the things to do in Lisbon in February! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article and that it has been useful to you! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information about anything! Lisbon is a romantic city. February is a romantic month. Both combined will guarantee you to spend some terrific and romantic moments with your lover in the cool city of Lisbon! Be it cruising on the Tejo river or attending an opera, the opportunities to declare your love are infinite!
See you soon in Lisbon!