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!
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.
Take the Tram 28 for a unique trip around the greatest landmarks of the city
The Tram 28 is one of the oldest ones of the city and the only one that goes through the Alfama neighborhood. It starts at Campo Ourique and goes until Martim Moniz. It itinerary is the best, because it will allow you to see Chiado and Alfama in one trip.
However, you need to know that it usually is very crowded because of its popularity, but the month of February is perfect because it is one of the less touristy of the year! You can take the Tram 28 using your metro travel ticket, it will cost you less money. If you buy it one site, it will be a little more expensive and drivers usually don’t appreciate it.
Join a Lisbon movie tour
The Lisbon Movie Tour experience invites everyone to visit the city of Lisbon, walking through the places that were used for famous movies scenes. For the first time ever, this tour will allow you to discover and explore the streets of Lisbon, its corners, its landscapes that were immortalized thanks to the works of directors, actores and characters such as Wim Wenders, Sean Connery, James Bons, John Malkovich.
The discovery of all these places and all the information, fun facts and stories that will be shared with you during the tour will give you a unique perspective on Lisbon!
Get to know everything about Fado
The Lisboa Antiga is a newly founded company that organized tours and events. It offers the guests several programmes to introduce them to Fado and the history of the city. The 7 Fados, 7 Colinas tour is an amazing experience I recommend to anyone who wishes to learn more about Fado and its link to the city.
During two hours, from 4 pm to 6 pm, you will walk with a guide the most emblematic neighborhoods of Lisbon. For instance: Largo do Chiado, Largo Camões, Bairro da Bica, Bairro Alto, Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, among other highlights of the city. At the end of the tour, you will attend a Fado perfomance at a traditional Fado house in Bairro Alto, while eating typical Portuguese specialties.
The company has several tour options. The one I just talked about happens during the afternoon, but you also can pick an evening one. But one thing that is common to all the Lisboa Antiga tours is that they always combine Fado and food.
Attend the Harry Potter exhibition
Until April, 8th of 2020, all the fans of Harry Potter will be able to enter its magical world thanks to Harry Potter: The Exhibition. It is the first time that Portugal organizes such an exhibiton dedicated to the most famous school of magic ever!
The GES Events and Warner Bros companies have gathered some of the best Harry Potter costumes and props. Many scenes of the saga were recreated to the delight of the fans! You will be able to visit the Great Hall, Hagrid house, and the Gryffindor room! Meet the magical creatures of the movies, such as the Acromantula giant spider and the Buckbeak. There are many surprises awaiting all the visitors!
Lisbon weather in February
Now that I’ve given you a few suggestions of some of the best things to do in Lisbon in February, I want to tell you what the weather is like in the city during the month so that you get to know what to pack and be prepared for all kinds of weather.
In February, we are slowly getting closer to the spring season but the first weeks of the month will still be cold and humid. Plus, the mornings will still be very cold, so make sure you pack some warmer clothes. On the afternoons, the temperatures will reach around fourteen to sixteen degrees celsius. During the month of February, you have to expect a few rainy days but Lisbon is a sunny city all throughout the year, so it still a great month to visit the city even if the weather is pretty irregular.
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!