Local Information

Currency

Euro (EUR; symbol €) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Public Holidays

2017

1 Jan New Year’s Day

14 April Good Friday

25 Apr Freedom Day

1 May Labour Day.

10 Jun Portugal Day.

15 Jun Corpus Christi.

15 Aug Assumption.

5 Oct Republic Day.

1 Nov All Saints Day.

1 Dec Restoration of Independence.

8 Dec Immaculate Conception.

24 Dec Christmas Eve

25 Dec Christmas Day.

Holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday are not observed on the following Monday.

 

Climate

Central Portugal has hot summers and cool, rainy winters, with 50-75 cm (20-30 in) average annual rainfall.

Health

The only special precautions advised are Tetanus and sometimes Hepatitis A depending on the season and time of year. As regulations concerning inoculations can change at short notice, you are advised to seek medical advice.