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Portugal Culture

  • Portugal Fan celebrating at the World Cup
  • Musical Bateria in Sesimbra
  • Fish Festival
  • Lisbon Skyline at night

Social Conventions

The Portuguese are warm and hospitable people who consider family very important. A handshake is a common form of greeting. While casual wear is acceptable throughout Portugal, beach clothing should remain on the beach.



Portuguese is the official language, however, there are different dialects. Galician and Mirandese are also spoken.



Approximately 85% of the population of Portugal is Roman Catholic. Agnostic, Anglican, Atheist, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant communities are also represented.


Portugal Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Portugal.

Learn about the history and culture of Portugal, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Portugal's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Portugal for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Portugal tours today!


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