In this article, we’ll try to answer certain basic questions that arise when planning a trip to Lisbon:
Lisbon Facts & Figures
Lisbon has a population of over 500,000, and its metropolitan area has around 2.8 million people.
Current Local Time
Electricity and Plugs
The power sockets in Portugal are type F and the standard voltage is 230 V. If you are travelling from the UK and want to use your appliances, you will need to buy an adaptor. The same applies for the United States.
Just as in the rest of Europe, if you are an EU citizen and would like free healthcare in Lisbon you will need the European Health Insurance Card. If you are from the UK you can apply by clicking on this link.
Important telephone numbers
- Emergency number: 112
- Portugal country code: 351
- Lisbon area code: 21
- Information: 118