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Useful addresses

New York

Consulate General of Portugal

630 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor, Suite 801
New York, NY 10111
Tel: (212) 246-4580
Fax: (212) 459-0190


Consulate General of Portugal

3 Portland Place
London W1B 1HR
Tel. 020-75818722


Consulat Général de Portugal

6/8, rue Georges Berger
75017 Paris
Tel: 01 56 33 81 00 (Standard)
Tel: 01 56 33 81 02 (Chancellerie)
Fax: 01 47 66 93 35
Heures d'ouverture : 9h00 à 12h30 et 13h30 à 17h00

The offial Portuguese Tourism web site:

TIP: Fado restaurants in Lisbon

Alfama is known as the cradle of Fado. A more than reasonably good Fado restaurant in this neighborhood is: Lautasco, Beco do Azinhal 7-7A

For good Fado restaurants it's in general better to go to the Bairro Alto. Not to miss here: Canto do Camoes, Travessa da Espera 38. Most guests here are Portuguese.

As a general rule only Fado restaurants that cater to tourists have an entrance fee. The shows here are slick and have little to do with Fado, but everything with ripping off tourists.

Never ask a cab driver to take you to a Fado restaurant if you don't know exactly where you want to go: the worst tourist traps pay cab drivers to bring them tourists. Sometimes the same goes for the staff in hotels.


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If you know in advance which places you're going to visit, you can find out online if and where there are ATM's where you can use your MasterCard and Cirrus or Visa to withdraw money.


Even though in Lisbon you can manage with English, French or German, it is very much appreciated if you speak a few words of Portuguese. Especially if you like to visit neighborhood bars and restaurants, it's handy to be able to order a drink of food in Portuguese.

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