WHEN BEST TO GO
Lisbon enjoys a mild climate with a mean annual temperature of 17C, making the city an ideal destination throughout the year.
Summer days can get hot in the city center, but the evenings are surprisingly cool. Winter often brings rain, making Spring the optimum time to visit.
The Portuguese are relaxed about social etiquette and Lisbon residents are not easily offended. However it is considered impolite to stretch in public, eat with or lick your fingers.
Lisbon’s laid back residents are used to seeing visitors in shorts and t-shirts. However, shorts are not acceptable in religious buildings and smarter attire is expected for dining.
Portuguese, although English is widely spoken
$1 = € 1.13
£1 = € 0.69
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE
24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT
MaritimePolice: 210 911 100
Sea Rescue: 214 401 919
+351 217 273 300
Avenida das Forças Armadas 1600-081
+351 808 203 537
Rua de São Bernardo 33 1249-082
Portugal is a secular state, although 84.5% of the Portuguese population are Roman Catholic.
Shops open Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm, with a lunch break from 1pm to 3pm. On Saturdays shops are only open in the mornings between 9am and 1pm.