Facts for the Visitor
required, visitors permitted to stay 3 months.
visa required, visitors permitted to stay 3 months.
Language Skills Needed
phrasebook is recommended.
|Available everywhere. Most are on the Plus
and Cirrus networks.
The usual maximum withdrawal is Esc 40,000.
|US$ 1 = 213
Portuguese Escudos (Esc) on January 5, 2001. Currency will change to
the Euro on January 1, 2002.
|220V, 50Hz. Plugs have
2 round pins.
|International Certificates of Vaccination are not required.
service charge is included in the restaurant bill. No additional tip is
Lisbon Bus and Tram Tickets
metro system in Lisbon is limiting. Buses and trams are more
convenient to travel the city. Single-ride tickets purchased on
the bus or tram are Esc 180. A 2-single-ride ticket (2 rides for
the price of one) can be purchased for Esc 180 at Elevador de
Santa Justa on Rua de Santa Justa. This discount ticket is
not valid for the metro.
addition to hotel, youth hostel (pousadas da juventude), and
pension (pensão), Portuguese towns have an abundance of private
rooms (quartos) and guesthouses (residenciais).
The cheapest accommodation tends to be quartos, easily spotted
by a sign over the doorway. The quality of room at a quarto
varies. Since they are privately owned, they aren't subject to a
comparative rating system. Walking the town to view several
quartos will find you decent lodging at low cost.
expect to find a coin laundry in Portugal. Wash by hand or pay
premium at a dry cleaner.
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