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.
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.
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.
Most shops in Lisbon open from Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm. From 7 pm onwards you can find shopping centres and souvenir shops open. On Saturdays, most of the shops only open in the morning.
Important telephone numbers
- Emergency number: 112
- Portugal country code: 351
- Lisbon area code: 21
- Information: 118