Information & Facts
Palacio dos Carrancas, Rua de Dom Manuel II
EUR5 (adults), concessions available. Free on Sundays
and bank holidays until 2pm.
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
Tuesday 2pm to 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday 10am to
Local time is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to
Saturday before last Sunday in October).