General information:

-          Full name: Portuguese Republic

-          Capital city: Lisboa

-          Surface area: 92 358 km2

-          Population: 10 291 027 inhab.

-          Official language : Portuguese, Mirandese, portuguese sign language

-          Currency: Euro

-          National holiday: 10th June

What to visit depending on the cities?

-          Lisbon: Alfama neighborhood, Baixa neighborhood, Belém Tower

-          Porto : Cathedrale, Palais de la Bourse, Bolhão Market

-          Algarve: Faro, Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

-          Les Açores : for nature lovers

-          Madère : Funchal, Câmara de Lobos, Ponta do Garajau (and its Christ)

-          Sintra : Palais National de Pena, Château des Maures, Quinta da Regaleira


-          Avoid touristic restaurants that will be more expensive and lower-quality

-          Visit museums every first Sunday of the month, it’s free!

-          Beware of pickpocketing

-          Natural hazards: earthquakes and fires

-          In Portugal, there are electronic toll highways that require the possession of a special card that associate your credit card with the license plate of the car, or of a payment device such as Tollservice, Easytoll, Tollcard or Viaverde. To know more about it, visit: .

-          In case of emergencies à 112.

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