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Portugal Information

Population: 10,1 million

Time Zone: GMT (+1 in Summer)

Driving side: Drivers drive on the right hand side of the road.

Languages: Portuguese

Religion: 97% Roman Catholic

Emergency #: For all emergencies dial: 112, you are then given a choice between police, ambulance and fire depart

Portugal Popular Destinations

Lisbon - Portugal's capital has lots to offer the visitor. Relax in one of the many parks or on one of the beaches. Wonder through the museums and the cobblestone streets of the Alfama district. Lisbon is one of the most economical cities in Europe so you will have plenty of mone left to enjoy delicious local cuisine at one of the many restaurants and cafes.

Porto - soak up the historical atmosphere and architecture of this city. Porto's historic centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996 and is well worth a visit. Enjoy a tram ride along the banks of the river or a boat ride on the river. Keep the kids happy in Porto's fantastic planetarium or visit the lovely beaches.

Evora - this picturesque walled town is situated amongst the wheat fields, olive groves and vineyards. Visit the very unique Ossuary Chapel made of human bones and kulls.

Algarve - the Algarve province is famous for its wonderful sandy white beaches. This area is a sunworshiper utopia. Restaurants serve a full range of international and local cuisine. Aqualand, Portugal's biggest waterpark is a fun way to spend the day for the whole family.

Portugal Beaches

Praia Da Ilha de Faro - located just south of faro, the principal town of the Algarve, this is a populr beach with lots of restaurants and watersports facilities.

Praia Da Arrifana - one of the few beaches in the Algarve thai is reasonably safe for swimming, it has breathtaking views and is particularly wonderful to visit out of season.

Praia de Legua - one of Lisbon's best beaches, EEC Blue Flag accredited, life guards on duty and a beach restaurant and coffee house.

Moving Around Portugal

The best and fastest way to get around Portugal is by bus. Express services are offered between the Algarve and major cities. Trains can be slow but cheap and taxis are another inexpensive option.

Inland flights are expensive and not really necessary due to the fact that Portugal is not very large. When in lisbon you can also make use of the underground metro.

National festival and holidays

Carnaval - celebrated on the day before Ash Wednesday every year. One of the biggest celebrations in Portugal with partying and parading.

Liberty Day - 25 April. This day celebrates the 1974 revolution.

Festa De Sao Joao - held in June every year. This is Porto's biggest festival with dancing in the streets and an unusual habit of hitting people over the head with leeks.

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