Information & Facts
Oporto has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summer weather
and mild, wet winters. The average summer temperature is 68°F
(20°C) but can rise as high as 104°F (40°C). Winter temperatures
typically average at about 50°F (10°C) but occasionally drop below
32°F (0°C) at night. Weather-wise, best time to travel to Oporto is
probably between June and September, when temperatures are
comfortable and rainfall is low.
Oporto has a comprehensive bus network, and a limited
underground Metro which serves mostly the outer suburbs. Taxis are
plentiful and cheap.
Portuguese is the official language, but English is
widely spoken and understood.
Portugal is a member of the European Union and its official
currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into 100 cents. There
are numerous banks, bureaux de change and ATMs available in main
cities and tourist destinations. Foreign currency can be exchanged
at banks, bureaux de change and automatic currency exchange
machines. Banking hours are generally 8.30am to 3pm Monday to
Friday. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers
Local time is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to
Saturday before last Sunday in October).