Lisbon is the capital and the most influential city of Portugal. It lies on the Atlantic Ocean and River Tagus. Its privileged location made it into one of the most important cities thanks to the control of great part of the Atlantic.
In this article, we’ll try to answer certain basic questions that arise when planning a trip to Lisbon:
Lisbon has a population of 600,000, and its metropolitan area has around 2.6 million people.
You can enter Portugal with a valid passport (at least for the proposed duration of your stay) and can stay as a tourist for up to 3 months. For more information, check out our article on Travel Advice.
The power sockets in Portugal are type F and the standard voltage is 230 V. If you are traveling form the UK and want to use your appliances, you will need to buy an adaptor. The same applies for the United States.
Most shops in Lisbon open from Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 1pm and 3pm to 7pm. From 7pm on you can find shopping centers and souvenir shops open. On Saturdays, most of the shops only open in the morning.