General Information Plan Your Trip to Lisbon Before traveling to Lisbon, it's normal to have questions about the necessary documentation, the official currency, opening hours, and more. Here we'll try to answer some of the most common questions you may have when planning your trip to Lisbon. Travel Advice Latest information on the entry requirements for Portugal including, the necessary documentation, passport and visas to visit Portugal and Lisbon. Read more Health Insurance Find out how the healthcare system works in Portugal and about health insurance. We recommend you are covered before traveling to Portugal. Read more Language A list of useful words and phrases in Portuguese that will come in handy once you are in Lisbon and the rest of Portugal. Discover the local language. Read more Business hours Find out when shops open in Lisbon, and organise your tourist activities as well as your shopping trips in the capital. Read more Climate Lisbon is one of the warmest capital cities in Europe thanks to the Atlantic Ocean. Winters are generally mild and showery and summers are warm. Read more Public Holidays Discover when Portugal and Lisbon celebrate their public holidays. It’s always a good idea to read about the country’s festivities before traveling. Read more General Information Travel Advice You may also be interested in General Information Lisbon is the capital and the most influential city in Portugal. It lies on the Atlantic Ocean and River Tagus. Its privileged location made it an important city, controlling as it does a great part of the Atlantic. Travel Advice This article focuses on the necessary documentation you need to travel to Portugal and Lisbon, depending on your nationality.