The currency official of Portugal It is the euro. If you need to make currency exchange, you can do it in banks, exchange houses and automatic exchange machines (available only for currency trading operations).
The banks They are open to the public from 08:30 to 15:00 during the 5 working days of the week. There is a national ATM network identified as MB (Multibanco) that allows you to have cash 24 hours a day. The Credit cards most used are: Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Europay / Mastercard, JCB, Maestro.
The stores They open from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 10:00, and close at 19:00. Some temporarily close at lunchtime, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Saturdays, from January to November, they usually close at 1pm. On the contrary, in December, to facilitate Christmas shopping, they open on Saturday afternoon and, in some cases, also on Sunday. In these stores It is where the most traditional trade is concentrated.
The malls – both inside or outside the cities – they open for a longer time. The schedule Normal is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. every day of the week. Here, you will find the stores of the main international brands.