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Portugal

Located at Europe’s most westerly edge Portugal is within a brief transatlantic flight from most of North America. Rich in culture and history Portugal offers a mild climate throughout the year, a wide selection of quality hotels, venues that are both historic and contemporary plus superb wine and gastronomy. With a wide selection of locations including Lisbon and the Lisbon coast, the Algarve, Madeira and Oporto, this vibrant European destination is both cost effective and provides exceptional value.

GEOGRAPHY

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost city in continental Europe. Greater Lisbon has an area of approximately 1,000 km2. The city lies more or less in the centre of the country, approximately 300 km from the Algarve in the south and 400 km from the northern border with Spain.

Lisbon offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest only a few kilometers away from the city centre.

LANGUAGE
Portuguese is Latin in origin and the third most widely spoken European language in the world. It is the mother tongue of about 200 million people. In Portugal itself a considerable number of people can understand and communicate in foreign languages.

DEMOGRAPHICS
Approximately 600,000 people live in Lisbon. However, if one includes the various satellite towns, the population of Greater Lisbon rises to approximately 1.9 million people.

RELIGION
Portuguese culture is greatly influenced by religion. Although Catholicism predominates, other religions may be freely practiced.

ELECTRICITY
Voltage: 220/380 volts at a frequency of 50 Hertz. All sockets follow European standards. To use American-type plugs, a 220-volt transformer should be used together with an adapter plug.

CURRENCY
The unit of currency in Portugal is the Euro.

TIME ZONES
(GMT/UTC GMT/UTC +1 in Summer)

CLIMATE
Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The agreeable temperatures in the summer months are an open invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the many street cafés to be found all over the city.

DMC Information

Portugal Travel Team

http://www.portugal-travelteam.pt/

Located at Europe’s most westerly edge Portugal is within a brief transatlantic flight from most of North America. Rich in culture and history Portugal offers a mild climate through out the year, a wide selection of quality hotels, venues that are both historic and contemporary plus superb wine and gastronomy. With a wide selection of locations including Lisbon and the Lisbon coast, the Algarve, Madeira and Oporto, this vibrant European destination is both cost effective and provides exceptional value.

Established in 1996, with offices in both Lisbon and the Algarve Portugal Travel Team has a highly experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable staff, all of whom has a flexible, efficient approach and are used to dealing with the most discerning clientele. Personal attention and a creative approach to individual needs ensure clients gain whatever experience they desire, whether it be an incentive, conference, cruise excursion, golf or a specialist break.

Currently the only DMC in Portugal with the ISO 9001:200 certification for quality management Portugal Travel Team welcomes the opportunity to demonstrate what this unspoiled European destination has to offer.

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