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Lisbon is a friendly and amazing city! It has lots to see, do, explore, and beautiful architecture. The food is delicious, and the enchanting city is full of surprises.
Lisbon has a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate, i.e. mild winters and hot summers.
June / July is the high season, so a bit crowded. But the vibe is amazing, especially during the annual Sardine Festival, namely the Feast of St. Anthony Sardine Festival, in June.
Talking about crowds… If you want to skip the crowds, then September / October is a good option. Especially September, because the weather is still relatively warm and most European schools have started thus fewer crowds.
Alternatively, April and May are also less crowded, and the weather is cooler than in June / July.
Cacilhas is a scenic waterfront district and the perfect setting for seafood dining.
Pastéis de Nata and Portugal go hand in hand. You will want to eat this morning, noon and night. And then, there is other good stuff too…
Give restaurant cooking a miss, and enjoy true Portuguese hospitality combined with traditional Portuguese cuisine. You will want to do it again!