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Travel agents & Tickets Portugal

Adagio Tours

Charming Travel Portugal

Club Med

Flybe Cheap Tickets Portugal

Follow Me Tours Algarve

Lisbon tickets

SATA

TAP Portugal

TUI

Unique Tours Northern Portugal


Bed & Breakfast Portugal

B&B Casa Nana, Povoa

B&B Casa Porta Azul Boliqueime (Alg)

B&B Casa Spa d'Alma

B&B Quinta Vale Porcacho

B&B Quinta Verde, Sintra

Pirilampo, B&B and Apartments

The Art of Joy, B&B and Wellness





Villas and apartments

Agro-turismo Quinta da Fonte

Casa da Azinheira

Casa da Matilde, Obidos

Casa Sao Rafael, Obidos

Quinta da Alcaidaria Mor

Quinta das Cegonhas

Quinta do Corvo

The Alto Country Club, Alvor

Villa Musa, Nazaré



Holiday Home Portugal

Soul Campers & Campervan Rent



Last Minute Portugal

Cheap Algarve Holidays





General Information Portugal

British Ambassy Lisbon

Portugal News Network

Portugal Portal

Learn Portuguese online free

Royal British Club

The Weather in Portugal

Weddings in Portugal

Visit Portugal

Wines from Portugal

Hotels Portugal

Casa Alta Royal Lodge, Ourem

Clubhotel RIU Guarana

Grande Hotel do Porto

Hotel do Chiado, Lissabon

Hotel Villa Esmeralda, Lagos

Penha Longa, Sintra

Pine Cliffs Hotel Algarve

Pousadas de Portugal


What to see Portugal

Convent of Christ, Tomar

Evora

Grupo Lobo, Wolves reserve

Monastery of Batalha

Monte Palace Tropical garden

Musea de Cera Fatima

Palace of Mafra

Pico

Sintra

Templar possessions

The Cellars of Ramos Pinto




The Algarve Portugal

Albufeira

Carvoeiro

Castle Alcoutim

Dream Wave Algarve

Faro Airport

HelloGoodbye

Lagos

Monte Gordo

Praia da Rocha

Tavira

Vila do Bispo

Vilamoura

Zoomarine


Madeira Portugal

Funchal

Jornal da Madeira

Madeira Island

Timetable busses Madeira

Gardens of Madeira

ToMadeira

Tropical Birdpark

Walking at Madeira


Madeira


Porto Portugal

Calem

Mapt Porto

Porto The City

Sandeman Cellars

Serralves, modern arts

Taylor's Port

Via Catarina Shopping

Visit Porto


Lisbon Portugal

Belem Tower

Castle of São Jorge

City Stories

Feira da Ladra, market

Bicycletours in Lisbon

Lisbon Zoo

Lisbon top 10

Medeiros e Almeida

Birdwatching in Lisbon

The Azores Portugal

Adagio Tours

Azorean Tours

Greenzone Azores

Discover the Azores

Pico Island

Ponta Delgada

Priolo Travel

Swimming with Dolphins


Alentejo Portugal

Évora

Portalegre

Sines

Visit Alentejo


Going out in Portugal

Fado

Pacha Portugal

Porto Nightlife

Vespas Madeira Island Club


Restaurants Portugal

Algarve Restaurants

Belcanto, Lissabon

HelloGoodbye

Lunchdinner

Mesa do Cume, Tavira

Restaurant Hollandaise

Restaurante Tavares, Lissabon

Royal Orchid, Albufeira

Teatro, Porto



Jobs & Internships Portugal

Erasmus Internship

Looking for Work in Portugal

Olive picking in Portugal

Internships in Lisbon

Working abroad

Living and working in Portugal






Transportation & Ren a Car

Airports Portugal

Albufeira Car Hire

Algarve Campers

Carrental Portugal

Carris, Tram Lissabon

Eurolines

Quad Ventura

Soul Campers & Campervan Rent

Campsites Portugal

Campings Algarve

Campings in Portugal

Quinta das Cegonhas

Rustic Campings

Tents fo rent in Portugal




Business Portugal

Business etiquette Portugal

Collection Portugal

Chamber of Commerce

Investments in Portugal

Portugal Offer

Portuguese Banks

Doing business in Portugal


Travelstories & Pictures

A year of Summer

Pictures Azores

Madeira a Dream

Portugal Travelblogs

Travel Articles Portugal


Education/ Language Portugal

Easy Portuguese

Travelogue Summer School


Property Portugal

Cerro Novo

Luximo's

Pure Portugal

Villacus Luxury Real Estate

Viviun






Sports Portugal

Holistic Riding

Laguna Golfcourse

Santo da Serra, Golf Madeira

Stadion Algarve

Tivoli Diving Algarve

Sailing Algarve Ocean





Travel Planner Portugal A-Z

Capital

The capital of Portugal is Lisbon (Lisboa).

Cascais

Cascais is a chic seaside resort in the Lisboa region. There are some top restaurants here. Striking in Cascais are 2 piramnides, these are part of the building in which the Paulo Rego museum is located. The architect of the Casa das Historias is the Porto born Eduardo Souto de Moura. He is the winner of the Pritzker Prize and professor at the Porto School of Architecture.

Climate/ Weather

Portugal has a wonderful Mediterranean climate, the north is fresher and more humid than the south and it has cold winters and hot and dry summers. The climate of Madeira has subtropical elements. The Algarve is also an ideal beach destination in winter. On the Atlantic coast there is a maritime climate with pleasant summers and mild winters. The Azores have a microclimate and a temperate maritime climate, the weather can change every fifteen minutes, with sun and rain all year round, the climate is mild with a uniform temperature throughout the year.

Culinary Portugal

Portugal has a wide selection of soups, shellfish and meat and fish dishes. In general, little vegetables are served. Many restaurants serve a daily dish = prato do dia. Fishing lovers are not allowed to miss the cataplana de marisco. This traditional seafood dish is prepared in a copper pan. Portugal is one of Europe's largest wine producers. The specialty of Portugal is the Port wine. Most Portuguese do not really eat breakfast; They only drink a cup of coffee.

Fado

Fado is Portuguese music. Today fado is a recognized singing. The style originated around 1829 in the poor neighborhoods of Lisbon; Alfama, Bairro Alto and Mouraria. Besides Lisbon Coimbra is also of great importance for Fado. Fado, derived from the Latin fate, means something like fate translated into music. In 2011 the fado has been given a place on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.

General information

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is named after Portus Cale (Latin for Port of Cale), it was the old name for a historic site and the current port in Portugal. Besides the beautiful scenery, sun, sea and beaches, the country is also rich in culture, this is very specific and influenced by various civilizations that have crossed the country and the many voyages of discovery in history. A visit to Portugal is not complete without the beautiful, melancholic fado music.

Geography

Portugal consists of from north to south): Porto and North, Centro de Portugal, Lisbon, Alentejo and Algarve. Portugal also includes the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean and the Berlengas Archipelagos.

Inhabitants

Portugal has about 10,581,949 inhabitants (2012).

Language

The language in Portugal is Portuguese, with the exception of the region around Miranda do Douro, where the Asturian dialect, Mirandese is spoken.

Money

Portugal has the euro as its national currency. Portugal is one of the cheapest countries in Southern Europe, although the price level, especially in the big cities, has increased in recent years. Before the introduction of the euro, Portugal had the escudo (PTE). Banks are open from Monday till Friday from 8.30 am to 3 pm. Some banks in the city centers are open until 6 pm.

Telephony

The country code of Portugal is +351.

Tip

In Portugal it is normal to leave a tip at a restaurant, this is not mandatory. Indicationi: 10% of the amount. Chambermaids you can give a tip of around 0.50 euros per day, taxi drivers 10%.

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