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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.
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.
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.
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.
Everyday from 10:00 am to 12:00 am.
|Telephone Codes||International Calls: 00 + country area code
Portugal area code: +351
|National Emergency Number||112|
|Public Health Line 24||(+351) 808 24 24 24 | 24h/24h||*Online||www.sns24.gov.pt|
|Police Tourism Station (PSP)
Praça dos Restauradores
|(+351) 213 421 623 | 10:00h > 18:firstname.lastname@example.org
|Police Tourism Station (PSP)
|(+351) 218 804 030 | email@example.com
|Trains (CP)||(+351) 707 210 220||*online||www.cp.pt|
|Buses (Carris)||(+351) 213 613 000 | 08:00h > 20:firstname.lastname@example.org||www.carris.pt|
|Metro Lisboa||(+351) 213 500 115 | 08:30h > 19:email@example.com||www.metrolisboa.pt|
|Taxi | Autocoope||(+351) 217 996 firstname.lastname@example.org||www.cooptaxis.pt|
arrivals and departures
|(+351) 218 413 email@example.com||www.ana.pt|
Ask Me Lisboa | Airport
|(+351) 218 450 firstname.lastname@example.org||www.visitlisboa.com|
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 the European Health Insurance Card, a free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the EU countries.