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Lisbon (Lisboa) is situated on the right side of the Tagus River and is the westernmost city in continental Europe with an area of 100.05km² (38.63sq.mi.). Monsanto Forest Park, of an area of 10km² (4 sq.mi.), is situated on the western side of Lisbon. It is the largest park in Europe.

Geographical coordinates: 38°42′49.75″N 9°8′21.79″W

The urbanised area of Lisbon, called Greater Lisbon (Grande Lisboa), includes many cities and municipalities on Tagus River's north bank. The Lisbon Metropolitan Area includes 18 municipalities and the Setúbal Peninsula to the south.


Lisbon experiences a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. The average daytime temperature is around 17.4 to 21.3°C (63.3 to 70.3°F), and 13.5°C (56.3°F) at night.

Winters are mild and sometimes rainy. The average daytime temperature is 15 to 16°C (59 to 61°F), and 8 to 10°C (46 to 50°F) at night.

Summers are warm, hot and dry. In July and August, the temperature reaches around 30°C (86°F) during the daytime, and at night it drops around 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F).

Lisbon has an annual rainfall of around 6110mm from October to April. Spring and summer are usually sunny, while autumn and winter are typically rainy and windy.

The best time to visit Lisbon is from March to May or September to October. The weather during these months is warm, and even the hotel rates are cheaper.


The city is culturally diverse, rich in architecture; Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Manueline and Modern constructions can be seen in Lisbon. Lisbon is home to numerous historical monuments, museums & institutions built across the city give significance to Lisbon as a tourist destination.