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Lisbon: The Facts

What you should know before you travel there (and when you get there)

General information:

- Lisbon winters are mild, summers and hot and this is controlled by the city’s location near the sea.
- During autumn and spring there are mild temperatures and sunny days.
- The temperature during Radiodays Europe should be around 17 degrees Celsius on average.
- Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the biggest city in country. It is based on the Tejo river, on the Atlantic Ocean and is the most western point of continental Europe.
- The population of Lisbon is around 3 million, with around 600,000 living within the city itself.
- Portugal observes religious freedom, meaning that there are various religions being practiced all over the country – as a product of the Portuguese Constitution.

Power, Currency and Payments:

- Electrical sockets are to European standards – 230/400 voltz on a 50-hertz frequency. Blade plugs have to be used in conjunction with a 230 volts transformer, as well as an adaptor.
- The Euro is the official currency of Portugal
- Payments can be made in cash, bank transfer, cheque, credit cards and debit cards.
- It is recommended to have cash when paying for taxis as not all taxi drivers will accept payment by card.

Travel:

- Buses: everyday from 5.30am to 12.30am
- Night service available from 12.30am to 5.30am (rede de madrugada)
Metro: everyday from 6.30am to 1am

Services & useful facilities:

- Banks: open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3pm
- Shopping: Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm
- Restaurants: Lunch from 12pm to 3pm, dinner from 7pm to 10pm
- Pharmacies: Monday to Friday 9am to  7pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm
There are some 24 hours pharmacies around the city as well.

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