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Porto

There are 8 interesting places in and around Porto.

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Coronavirus in Porto

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Porto

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to travelling in Portugal. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Portugal.

Money in Porto

Currencie(s): Euro

  • 1 Euro = 1.09 $
  • 1 Euro = 0.89 £

Corruption: Portugal has a corruption score of 36/100.
If your itinerary runs through Portugal, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, Portugal is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

Portugal is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.27 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Porto

Language(s): Portuguese
Here are a few basic lines to get you started:
  • Yes = Sim
  • No = Não
  • Thank You = Obrigado
  • Hello = Olá
  • Do you speak English? = Você fala inglês?
  • Please = Por favor
  • Bye = Tchau
  • Excuse Me = Com licença
  • Where is the Bathroom? = Onde fica o banheiro?
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = Qual é o seu nome? (Meu nome é)

Food & Drinks in Porto

4 National dishes: Cozido à Portuguesa, Bacalhau, Sardinhas & Francesinha.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Porto is 16.

Religion in Porto

Portugal is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 72% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 94%, Protestant (1995). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Porto

Age of Consent: 14 years.
At the age of 14, an individual is considered mature enough in Portugal to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in Portugal since 2010.

Portugal scores a 10/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Portugal are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

Other practical tips for Porto

Timezone: UTC-01:00 to UTC

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F

Weather: Currently clear sky, with a temperature between 21 and 25°C (69.8 and 77°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 8.16 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to Portugal.

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