Business hours

Office hours are usually open from 8.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Stores are open from 9.00am to 7.00pm, with a break at 1.00pm, Monday to Saturday. Many stores are open on Sunday, mainly the shopping centres in cities.

Public holidays

1 January – New Year's Day
18 April – Good Friday
21 April – Easter Monday (regional holiday)
25 April – Liberty Day (Dia da Liberdade
1 May – Labour Day
29 May – Ascension Day (regional holiday)
10 June – Portugal Day
13 June – Lisbon's Saint Anthony's Day
24 June – Dia de Sao Joao (regional holiday)
29 June – Dia de Sao Pedro (regional holiday)
15 August – Assumption Day
8 December – Restoration Day
25 December – Christmas Day


Portugal has a predominantly warm Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and winters with balanced temperatures.

For weather details in Portugal, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.


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The official currency is the Euro (€).


Banks are generally open from 8.30am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday, some are open later on Monday afternoons till 3.45pm.

Portugal has a national network of cash machines (ATMs) identified by the symbol MB (Multibanco), from which you can withdraw cash 24 hours a day. Most credit cards are excepted and used widely.

You can exchange money at banks, bureaux de change and at automatic currency exchange machines (these are for currency sale transactions only).

Time zones and time differences

Portugal is nine or 11 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) depending on Day Light Savings.

To find out the current time in Lisbon, view the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Portugal's country code is +351.

For calls to Portugal from Australia dial: 0011 + 351 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Portugal to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

Find out more about Australian area codes or international dialing codes.

Electricity and water

Portugal’s power supply is 220 volts with 2-pin wall sockets at a frequency of 50 Hertz.

European round pin adaptors will work in Portugal.

Tap water is safe to drink in Portugal.

Links and resources

Travel and tourism

Portugal is a major tourist destination. For further information,see visit Portugal

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