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.


Portugal’s official language is Portuguese. Derived from Latin roots, Portuguese is the third most spoken European language in the world, with around 250 million speakers.


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


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

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.


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.


Air Temperature17.1ºC21.8ºC26.3ºC17.2ºC
Sea Temperature17.1ºC17.5ºC19.5ºC17.2ºC


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.



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


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


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 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).


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.)


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


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


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

Shopping centres

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

Useful Telephone Numbers

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


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.