Travel agents & Tickets Portugal

Adagio Tours

Charming Travel Portugal

Club Med

Follow Me Tours Algarve

Lisbon tickets


TAP Portugal

Unique Tours Portugal

Bed & Breakfast/ Quintas

B&B Casa Porta Azul Boliqueime (Alg)

B&B Casa Spa d'Alma

B&B Quinta Vale Porcacho

B&B Quinta Verde, Sintra

The Art of Joy, B&B and Wellness


Energy Retreats Portugal

Villas and apartments

Agro-turismo Quinta da Fonte

Casa da Matilde, Obidos

Casa Sao Rafael, Obidos

Quinta da Alcaidaria Mor

Quinta do Rio

The Alto Country Club, Alvor

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


Grupo Lobo, Wolves reserve

Monastery of Batalha

Monte Palace Tropical garden

Palace of Mafra



Templar possessions

The Cellars of Ramos Pinto

The Algarve Portugal



Castle Alcoutim

Dream Wave Algarve

Faro Airport


Monte Gordo

Praia da Rocha


Vila do Bispo



Madeira Portugal


Jornal da Madeira

Madeira Island

Timetable busses Madeira

Gardens of Madeira


Tropical Birdpark

Walking at Madeira


Porto Portugal


Map 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

Swimming with Dolphins

Alentejo Portugal




Visit Alentejo

Going out in Portugal


Pacha Portugal

Porto Nightlife

Restaurants Portugal

Algarve Restaurants

Belcanto, Lissabon


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


Quad Ventura

Campsites Portugal

Campings Algarve

Campings in Portugal

Quinta das Cegonhas

Rustic Campings

Tents fo rent in Portugal

Business Portugal

Business etiquette Portugal

Chamber of Commerce

Investments in Portugal

Portuguese Banks

Doing business in Portugal

Virtiual Assistant

Travelstories & Pictures

A year of Summer

Pictures Azores

Madeira a Dream

Portugal Travelblogs

Education/ Language Portugal

Easy Portuguese

Travelogue Summer School

Property Portugal

Cerro Novo


Pure Portugal


Sports Portugal

Holistic Riding

Laguna Golfcourse

Santo da Serra, Golf Madeira

Stadion Algarve

Tivoli Diving Algarve

Sailing Algarve Ocean

Travel Planner Portugal A-Z


The capital of Portugal is Lisbon (Lisboa).


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 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.


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.


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


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


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.


The country code of Portugal is +351.


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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