The City of the Seven Hills stands proudly on the right bank of the Tagus estuary and has a strikingly strong personality, a joyful mixture of paved alleyways, houses with pastel façades and breathtaking panoramic views.
Because the airport is perfectly located (in the heart of the city), you’ll be able to discover the charms of the Portuguese capital as soon as your flight to Lisbon has landed, either on foot or aboard the legendary no. 28 tram. From the Alfama with its feel of a medina to the pulsating nightlife of the Bairro Alto, via the quiet, middle-class Estrela, the ultra-modern Parque das Nações or Belém (you simply must stop off for a gourmet break at the Antiga Confeitaria, to try the delicious pastéis de Belém), the city is truly multifaceted.
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Saturday : 9h-19h
Capital : Lisbon
Population : 10,8 million inhabitants
Area : 88,800 km2
Official Language : Portuguese
Currency : Euro
Portugal is very different from her neighbour, Spain, and has an identity all of her own.
Portugal has been deeply marked by the civilisations which have lived here and you’ll love the Mediterranean pace of life here. This is rather a paradox, considering that the country’s only coastline is on the Atlantic!
From Lisbon to Porto via the centre of the country and its religious heritage, the wonderful landscapes of the Alentejo region and the beaches of the Algarve, Portugal reveals all her diversity.
While you’re in Portugal, you can explore the charms of Lisbon, losing yourself in the alleyways of the Alfama and partying in Bairro Alto.
While you’re here, why not visit the village of Sintra? As for Porto, the city has a superb historic centre, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Fancy a bit of lazing around? Head for Cascais and the coves of the Algarve! For a gastronomic getaway, you can go to the Upper Douro Valley winegrowing region or the Alentejo.
Formalities: all European Union and Swiss citizens need is a national identity card. Nationals of other countries will need a valid passport.
Time difference: 1 hour behind France.
Electricity: the voltage is 220 V and plugs are of the continental type.
Currency: Portugal’s currency is the euro.
Health: remember to ask for your European health insurance card. In the event of an emergency while you’re in Portugal, dial 112. There are no compulsory vaccinations.