Things to do in Lisbon in September
If you are wondering what to do in Lisbon in September, here’s a list with a few ideas. September is a great month to visit Lisbon as the high season is coming to an end but you still get to enjoy the great weather our coast filled country provides. If you’re visiting Lisbon in September, here’s a list of the best things to do in Lisbon during the wonderful month of September.
Learn more about the city at Lisbon Story Center
Another great thing to do in Lisbon in September is to visit Lisbon Story Center. This is a great starting point for your visit in Lisbon. It is an interactive museum that tells the story of the main events from the city’s history to its current day. Located in the heart of the city, in Terreiro do Paço, you can visit this museum and then head on our Alfama tour to see how the stories played out in the real city.
Eat fresh grilled fish
You can’t come to Lisbon in September and not eat the best fish you’ll ever taste! There are two spots by the shore to get great fish: in Cascais, which used to be a fishermen village and still has restaurants with great fish. If you go a bit further towards Sintra, you can get great seafood as well. Otherwise, you can also go to Costa da Caparica, located on the other side of the river. Then, in the city center, there is this amazing restaurant called Páteo 13, which has the best grilled fish you can find in the city center. This is a hidden gem and it’s close to where we finish our Alfama tour. Join us to find out where to have the best grilled fish in town!
Enjoy Students’ Praxis
One of the best things you’ll get to see in Lisbon in September is a (quite controversial) tradition that takes place at the beginning of the academic year. The praxes are a set of activities older students engage in with new students. The core goal is to build team spirit, develop relationships and prepare them for the upcoming year. Of course, some of the activities are more controversial than others, but it is interesting to see the city flooded with young students dressed in black, singing and performing in the city’s streets.
Visit the Natural History Museum
A great thing to do in Lisbon in September if you don’t know what to do is to visit the Natural History Museum. It is right upwards from Bairro Alto, on your way towards Príncipe Real square. The Natural History Museum hosts amazing collections and it’s a great idea for when you are in Bairro Alto during the daytime.
Go to St George’s Castle
Visiting St. George’s Castle is a great thing to do in Lisbon in September. It is a very well preserved castle as it was recovered in the late twentieth century, so you can actually see how the walls were built. It is an extremely fun place and it has one of the most breathtaking views of Lisbon. After visiting the castle and maybe having lunch in the restaurants around, you can join us in our Alfama Tour to discover one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city. Learn more about this tour here.
You now know some of the things to do in Lisbon in September! I know that summer is over and it is kind of annoying, but believe me, September is one of the greatest months to visit the city of Lisbon. People are going back to work, the city’s landmarks are less crowded and you still get to enjoy an awesome weather! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information about anything! See you in Lisbon this September!