Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and is a vibrant, safe, friendly and walkable city. It is also very family friendly and offers some lovely outdoor spaces. Some of its most famous sites include the Praça do Comércio which is the largest and grandest of Lisbon’s squares. The Castelo de Sao Jorge (Castle of Saint George) stands above central Lisbon and there are wonderful views from the castle and grounds. The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery) is the most ornate and beautiful religious buildings in Portugal. Contained within the seven hills around Lisbon are numerous historic sites, churches and museums, all linked by the yellow tram network. Portugal is a family focused country and young children are welcome everywhere.
You will be able to find many baby and toddler friendly hotels and apartments in and around the city. There are also loads of family friendly restaurants with kids menus and high chairs.
Baby changing facilities in restaurants, cafés and public toilets are generally unavailable however larger shopping centres will have them, but in the women’s toilets only. Supermarkets generally close on Sunday (for part of the day if not all day).
Lisbon – When to Go
Lisbon enjoys a warm climate with mild winters and very warm summers. The typical summer season lasts about six months, from May to October, with an average temperature of 25°C (77°F) during the day and 16.2°C (61.2°F) at night. Although, sometimes in November, March and April there are temperatures above 20°C (68.0°F) with an average temperature of 18.5°C (65°F) during the day and 11.2°C (52.2°F) at night. Rain occurs mainly in winter and the summer is very dry.
Make sure you bring plenty of sun protection for little ones in the summer months and during the winter, rain gear can come in handy.
Please see below for all the information you will need for travelling to Lisbon with a baby, toddler or young child.