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Lisboa is the capital of Portugal and the country’s biggest city, located on the estuary of the Tagus river, on the European Atlantic Coast. It is continental Europe’s westernmost capital.


The Portuguese Constitution allows religious freedom, with various religions being practised in Portugal.


Portugal’s official language is Portuguese. Derived from Latin roots, Portuguese is the third most spoken European language in the world, with around 200 million speakers.

Electric Voltage

230 / 400 volts, on a 50-hertz frequency. The electric sockets adhere to European standards. Blade plugs (US standard) must be used in conjunction with a 230 volts transformer, as well as an adaptor.


Around 3 million people live in the Lisboa region, with around 600 thousand living in the capital itself.


In Lisboa winters are mild and summers hot, though moderated by its location near the sea.During spring and autumn there are usually sunny days with mild temperatures.


Jan/Mar Apr/Jun Jul/Sep Oct/Dec
Air Temperature
17,1ºC - 62,8ºF
21,8ºC -71,2ºF
26,3ºC -79,3ºF
17,2ºC - 53ºF
Sea Temperature
17,1ºC - 62,8ºF
17,5ºC - 63,5ºF
19,5ºC - 67,1ºF
17,2ºC - 53ºF

Local Currency & Payments


The euro is portugal’s official currency, having been introduced in January 2002.

  • 1 euro is divided into 100 cents.
  • There are coins of: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 euros.
  • The bills can be distinguished by their size and colour and have the following face values: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros.

In Portugal, payments can be made in cash, bank transfer, checks, credit cards and debit cards.

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Everyday from 06:30 am to 01:00 am. More info


Monday to Friday from 08:30 am to 03:00 pm.


Everyday from 05:00 am to 01:00 am. More info


Lunch from 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm, Dinner from 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm.


Everyday from 05:30 am to 12:30 am. Night service from 12:30 am to 05:30 am. More info


Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 03:00 pm.


Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 07:00 pm (Some pharmacies close at lunchtime). Saturdays from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm (When closed all pharmacies indicate the nearest open pharmacy on duty, where there is a 24-hour service).

Shopping centres

Everyday from 10:00 am to 12:00 am.


Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 06:00 pm. (The post offices at Praça dos restauradores, Cabo Ruivo and the airport are open on weekdays until 08:00 pm, and with restricted timetables on weekends.)

Telephone Codes

International Calls: 00 + country area code

Portugal area code: +351


National Emergency Number: 112

Police – Tourism Station at Praça dos Restauradores: (+351) 213 421 634 / (+351) 213 421 623

Fire Service: (+351) 213 422 222

Trains (CP): (+351) 808 208 208

Buses (Carris): (+351) 213 613 000

Metro: (+351) 217 980 600

Taxi – Autocoope: (+351) 217 932 756

Lisbon Airport (arrivals and departures): (+351) 218 413 700

“ask me” Tourism Office – Airport: (+351) 218 450 660

Time Differences


(GMT/UTC GMT/UTC +1 in Summer)

  • Australia Camberra +10h
  • Brazil Brasília -3h
  • France Paris +1h
  • Germany Bona +1h
  • Holland Amsterdam +1h
  • Italy Rome +1h
  • Japan Tokyo +9h
  • Norway Oslo +1h
  • South Africa Cape Town +2h
  • Spain Madrid +1h
  • Sweden Stockholm +1h
  • UK London =
  • USA Chicago -6h
  • USA Los Angeles -8h
  • USA New York -5h
  • USA Washington -5h


The hospital emergency services must only be used for serious emergencies.
*In order to have access to this service: E.U. citizens who are non-resident in Portugal must show their passport or id card and E111 and E112 forms.

Measures & Convertion chart

Measures & Convertion chart
1 cm
0,393 inch
1 metro
3,28 feet
1 km
0,62 mile
1 litro
0,26 gallon (USA)
0,22 gallons (UK)
1 kg
2,204 pounds
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