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Post office

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The colour of the post offices and postboxes (pillar boxes) in Portugal is red. Post offices are in the capitals of the municipalities and they are signposted.

Opening time: Monday to Friday, 8:30 h to 18 h.
Some of the post offices in smaller towns or villages have a lunch break from 12:30 h to 15 h.

Postage: The forwarding of postcards and letters up to 20g costs 0.55 € within Europe and 0.70 € to other countries.

You can mostly buy stamps also in tobacco shops, holiday resorts and hotels.

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Banks / ATMs

Portugal disposes of a modern and progressive banking system. Transferences within Europe take 24 hours. Credit cards are accepted mostly everywhere, on payment you need the PIN code.

In Portugal ATMs are named Multibanco (MB). When inserting your card, the automate uses immediately the language of origin of the card. You cannot take more than 200 € as per transaction. The card can be used twice a day (according to your personal limit). ATMs can be found in all banks, supermarkets (at least at the big ones), holiday resorts and so on.

The use of ATMs in Portugal is free of charge as a rule. However, your own bank might charge you for the service. We therefore recommend you to ask your clerk for free cooperation banks already when planning the trip.

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In the pedestrian zones of the holiday spots there are points of free access to the mobile internet for your mobile phone, tablet or notebook. Many hotels, holiday resorts, supermarkets, shops, restaurants and cafés also offer free WiFi to their guests. 

If you need or want to be online permanently, you can buy a prepaid card with reloadable credit in one of the many telephone shops so that you can use the mobile internet.

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Official holidays

June 2017

June 10, 2017 Portugal Day
June 15, 2017 Corpus Christi 

August 2017

August 15, 2017 Assumption of Mary

October 2017

October 5, 2017 Day of the Republic of Portugal

November 2017

November 1, 2017 All Saints' Day

Dezember 2017

December 1, 2017 Independence Day of Portugal
December 8, 2017 Feast of the Immaculate
December 25, 2017 Christmas 

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Januar 2018

January 1, 2018 New Year

March 2018

March 30, 2018 Good Friday 

April 2018

April 1, 2018 Eastern
April 25, 2018 Liberty Day (anniversary of the Carnation Revolution of April 25, 1974)

May 2018

May 1, 2018 Labour Day
31. Mai 2018 Corpus Christi

Juni 2018

June 10, 2018 Portugal Day 

August 2018

August 15, 2018 Assumption of Mary 

Oktober 2018

October 5, 2018 Day of the Republic of Portugal

November 2018

November 1, 2018 All saints' Day

Dezember 2018

December 1, 2018 Independence Day of Portugal
December 8, 2018 Feast of the Immaculate
December 25, 2018 Christmas 

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