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Information about MATOSINHOS Matosinhos, situated next to Porto, lies on the north bank of the River Leça, and has an industrial port. Matosinhos is also popular for its coastline of small beaches enclosed by rocks beaten by the sea. This town also has many interesting monuments, such as the Monastery of Leça do Bailio, the first headquarters of the Order of Hospitallers in Portugal, and a 14th Century fortified church exhibiting Gothic arches and a beautiful rose window. Near to the city of Matosinhos, you can visit the church of Bom Jesus which was rebuilt by the famous architect Nasoni in the 18th Century. It has an impressive gilded altarpiece with a wooden statue of Christ, which is honoured during a popular religious festival each June. Also close to Matosinhos, is the Quinta da Conceição, situated in Leça da Palmeira, where the former Convent of Our Lady of the Conception has been restored and integrated into a beautiful municipal park, which also offers sports and leisure facilities is situated in. Leça da Palmeira also has a 17th Century fortress and the Boa Nova Lighthouse, near which a restaurant and tea-room overlooking the sea were built by one of Portugal's most famous modern architects, Siza Vieira. The gastronomy of Matosinhos deserves its excellent reputation, and attracts many visitors which come to this traditional fishing zone in search of excellent fish and seafood and where they may taste specialities such as caldeirada à pescador , mexilhões à moda de Leça , açorda de marisco or arroz de tamboril .
 
Available Trades in MATOSINHOS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - MANUFACTURING & SUPPLIERS
 


PORTUGAL

General Information
Capital: Lisboa
Area: 92,391km2
Population: 10.7 million (2008 estimate).
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. 110 volts in some areas and 230 DC in parts of the south. Continental two-pin plugs are in use
IDD: +351
Emergency number: 115
Timezone: GMT (+1 Hr MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Portuguese. English is widely spoken

Government
Government: Republic Parliamentary democracy

Religion
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant

Health
Health: Tetanus

Currency
Currency: Euro (EUR) 1.00 = 100 Cents

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: All 100: USD = 149.313 EUR GBP = 90.2312 EUR CHF = 151.032 EUR

Business Hours
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 09.00-13.00 and 15.00-19.00

Alcohol Limit
Alcohol Limit: 0,5 ‰

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Outside cities: 90 km/h, Motorways: 120 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Minimum age 18 years (for car-hire 21 years)

Driving License
Driving License: International or national license.

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Good Friday (variable), Apr 25 Liberty Day, May 1 Labour Day, Corpus Christi (variable), Jun 10 National Day and Camoes Day, Aug 15 Assumption, Oct 5 Republic Day, Nov 1 All Saints" Day, Dec 1 Independence Day, Dec 8 Immaculate Conception, Dec 24/25 Christmas Holidays

Climate
Climate: Maritime; temperate; cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A111214161720222321181412
P117610954441634336293103
S5779101112129765
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (°C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900/1800/3G 2100

GPS
GPS: 38 46 N, 9 11 W

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Generally Mon-Fri: 9.00-13.00 and 15.00-19.00. In December, Sat: 9.00-13.00 and 15.00-19.00 . Shopping centres are usually open Mon-Sun: 10.00-24.00


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