Lisbon Tourist Information

Lisbon Tourist Information

Our online travel guide about a citybreak in Lisbon will help you to easily find your way in Lisbon. Here we will provide you with important tourist information such as Lisbon’s tourist offices, Portugal’s currency, time zone, national holidays, opening hours and which number to call in case of an emergency.

Tourist Information Lisbon

Travelling to a foreign city always implies you have to know something about the most essential details of your destination that can be important to you during your citybreak. Here you will find the most basic tourist information about Lisbon. Do you need more information? In Lisbon you will find various tourist offices at: the Lisbon Airport Arrival Terminal, at the Rua Augusta, in the office of the Torre de Belém and inside the Pálacio Foz at the Restauradores square.

Currency Portugal

Portugal’s currency is euro. With an international bank card you can get money at every ATM machine in Lisbon. At almost every corner you can find one. The most important banks in Portugal are: Millennium BCP, Caixa Geral de Depósitos and Banco Espírito Santo. Here you can also change your foreign currency.

Time zone Lisbon

The time zone in Portugal is equal to the standard West European Time (UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Only in summer time the official time zone is UTC/GMT +1 hour.

Public holidays Portugal

January 1: New Year’s Day
February 16: Carnival
April 2: Easter Friday
April 4: Easter Sunday
April 25: Liberation Day (Carnation Revolution)
May 1: Labour Day
June 3: Corpus Christi
June 10: Portugal Day
June 13: San Antonio
August 15: Assumption Day
October 5: Proclamation of the Republic
November 1: All Saints’ Day
December 1:Independence Day
December 8: Immaculate Conception
December 25: Christmas Day

Opening hours in Lisbon

The most shops in Lisbon are open between 09:00 or 09:30 till 19:00 on weekdays and Saturdays. Some little shops close between 12:30 and 15:00. On Sunday the shops are closed, only the shops in the big shopping malls are open. These shops also have longer opening hours; mostly from 09:30 till 00:00.

Emergency Portugal

In case of an emergency you can call Portugal’s national emergency telephone number, which is: 112.

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