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SIM CARDS:

There are three cell networks in Portugal, operated by MEO, Vodafone and NOS. The best coverage is with MEO, followed by Vodafone. NOS has the smallest network. All three networks offer LTE to prepaid customers on the 800,1800 and 2600 bands, as well as 3G on the standard 2100 band used throughout Europe.- Source: Too Many Adapters -


PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN PORTUGAL:

Metro, Bus and Tram  & UBER moves Lisbon & Porto


Porto City:

Metro do Porto:   A light rail network that runs underground in central Porto and above ground into the city's suburbs.  The network has 6 lines and reaches seven municipalities within the metropolitan Porto area: Porto, Gondomar,Maia, Matosinhos, Póvoa de Varzim, Vila do Conde and Vila Nova de Gaia.  Click HERE to download transit map.


STCP (Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto): Public transport company that runs the bus and tram service in Greater Porto. 


Lisbon City:

The Lisbon Metro - Metropolitano de Lisboa:  Is the metro system of Lisbon


CARRIS:   Offers various Bus transport services in Lisbon within a 667 km network.

It has:  

  • a daytime service through bus, tram and elevator lines;
  • two night services: Dawn Network, every night with regular fares and Night Bus service, a free service working on Fridays, Saturdays and holiday's eve;


Railway:

Cross country & International:  The Portuguese Rail Network is operated by CP (Comboios de Portugal)

There are various trains in Portugal that will transport you across the country and abroad, both day and night.

Night trains in Portugal
International night trains in Portugal

The following night trains connect Portugal with Spain and France:
Trenhotel Lusitania: night trains are the quickest and most direct way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid. In less than 11 hours, you'll find yourself in the lively capital of Spain.
Trenhotel Sud Expresso: night trains run from Lisbon (Gare do Oriente) to Hendaye in the South of France. Here, you can catch a TGV train that will carry you to Paris.


To the Islands:  Grab an hour and 10 min flight either from Porto or Lisbon to Sao Miguel which should cost you roughly $80 Euro and from there use the ferries to get you Island hopping.

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A FEW PLACES TO VISIT WHILE IN PORTUGAL:

  1. ​​Belém Tower:  A fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon.   It is a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site.- Google Maps

  2. Jerónimos Monastery:  The monastery is one of the most prominent examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture in Lisbon. - Google Maps
  3. ​Roman Temple of Évora:  The Roman Temple of Évora, also referred to as the Templo de Diana is an ancient temple in the Portuguese city of Évora - Google Maps
  4. ​​Alcobaça Monastery:  The Alcobaça Monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in Oeste Subregion - Google Maps
  5. ​​Pena National Palace:   It is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.​ - Google Maps
  6. Quinta da Regaleira:  An estate located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO within the "Cultural Landscape of Sintra" - Google Maps
  7. ​São Jorge Castle:  São Jorge Castle is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River.  The strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval period of Portuguese history, and is one of the main tourist sites of Lisbon.  - Google Maps


NIGHTLIFE IN PORTUGAL:

Lisbon

  1. Cinco Lounge: Cocktail Bar - Google Maps
  2. Pavilhão Chines: Bar - Google Maps
  3. ​Sky Bar: Bar, Live Band - Google Maps

Porto

  1. Gare Club: ​ Night Club - Google Maps
  2. Eskada Porto:  Night Club - Google Maps
  3. Plan B:  Bar - Google Maps



INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OF PORTUGAL:


​1: Lisbon Portela Airport - Lisbon - LIS

(Within a 20 KM Radius)


HEALTHCARE IN LISBON:

  1. Hospital da Luz:  7 Min 7 KM  - Google MapsTel: +351 21 710 4400


CoWorking Station IN LISBON:

  1. COWORKLISBOA:  13 Min 12 KM - Google MapsTel: +351 21 606 6960


HOSTELS IN LISBON:

  1. Nest House Lisbon Hostel:12 Min 6 KM - Google MapsTel : +351 21 195 4012

  2. Lookout Lisbon!:  18 Min 8.4 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +351 21 134 0775
  3. ​​Urban Garden Hostel:15 Min 9 KM - Google MapsTel: +351 21 193 3211



2: Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport - Porto International Airport - OPO

(Within a 20 KM Radius)


CoWorking Station IN PORTO: 

  1. ​​OPO-Lab: 19 Min 18 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +351 913 224 395


HOSTELS IN PORTO:

  1. So Cool Hostel Porto:  16 Min 14.4 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +351 22 492 8334

  2. Oporto Sky Hostel:  15 Min 14.5 KM - Google MapsTel: +351 22 201 7069
  3. Gallery Hostel Porto:  19 Min 15 Min - Google Maps - Tel: +351 22 496 4313
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