Everything about Portugal: brief and interesting for a tourist

Portugal: visa processing for Russians in 2021

Those who are planning a vacation in Europe, namely in Portugal, definitely need a visa, since the country is part of the Schengen states. You can get permission to enter the country by resorting to the help of intermediaries - the Visa Application Center or a tour operator, or by yourself. A visa to Portugal for Russians in 2021 is independently issued by citizens of Russia when contacting the Embassy.

Portugal is located in the westernmost part of Europe

Types of Visas

Portugal issues Schengen visas to Russians in the following categories:

  • A - transit;
  • C - short-term tourist;
  • D - national (90 - 180 days).

Transit Visa

Portugal transit visa category A is required if:

  • The waiting period for the flight is more than 24 hours;
  • The tourist wishes to leave the international airport territory.

A transit permit is required for those who fly through Portugal to a country outside the Schengen area. Holders of a Schengen visa opened by any other Schengen member do not need to do this, they can freely transit through Portugal.

Tourist visa

Mostly the Consular Section of the Embassy issues short-term tourist visas for visiting Portugal. The purpose of the visit could be:

  • Tourism ;
  • Business trip;
  • Study;
  • Invitation of a resident.

To Portugal for wine and more

Salon of Portuguese wines in St. Petersburg

Portugal is not only a beautiful, but also a very tasty country. This applies to both national cuisine and local drinks. The legendary port comes from this region. The range of wines produced in the country is very large. To confidently navigate this abundance requires theoretical training. A good help in this regard was the Salon of Portuguese wines, which took place in St. Petersburg.

Written by Evgeny Golomolzin

Feb 12, 2019 at 11:56 am

Portugal To Zurbagan on business and beyond

I'm in love with Portugal. For a long time and for a long time. I thought about this again at a presentation on business tourism, which was organized by the marketing company H. ... ... Business tourism has long become synonymous with combining business with pleasure, that is, work with an interesting pastime. Portugal is one of the most popular business travel destinations. The country is good for conferences, congresses, incentives and team buildings.

Written by Evgeny Golomolzin

October 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

What to do in winter at the edge of Europe?

Isabel Almeida, Portugal Tourism Authority Manager

According to Visit Portugal, about 14 million visitors visit the country during the year. The leaders are tourists from Great Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Brazil and the USA. Almost 42 million overnight stays are recorded per year. Income from foreign tourists is about 9 million euros. Average revenue per room is 33.2 euros. Tourism provides 9% of Portugal's GDP. 8% of the country's population works in this area. Since July 2014, a simplified procedure for issuing visas to Russians has been in effect, thanks to which a visa can be obtained within 72 hours. Portugal visa centers are currently operating in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod.

Portugal is the westernmost state in Europe, washed by the Atlantic Ocean and bordering only on land with Spain.

The area of ​​the country is 92 thousand m2, which is comparable to the size of an average statistical region or the republic of the Russian Federation. For comparison: this is 3.5 times less than Germany, 5 times less than neighboring Spain, etc. Portugal stretches from north to south for about 550 km. The small size of the country makes it easy to travel around it by car.

The country's territory also includes two archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean - Madeira (900 km from mainland Portugal) and the Azores (1,500 km away).

Language: Portuguese = Spanish?

Due to the former colonies, Portuguese is one of the most widely spoken in the world - it is spoken by about 250 million people (7th in the world).

Portuguese is considered to be very similar to Spanish as they are related. This is indeed the case. True, common features are mainly observed in grammatical terms, i.e. spelling, while in phonetics (pronunciation) there are often differences.

For example, the banal “thank you” in Portuguese is “obrigado”, in Spanish “gracias”. But the greeting in both languages ​​is the same - "Ola!".


Today, the population of Portugal is 10 million people. More than 70% live in the seaside zone ... and the average tourist, as a rule, does not go inland :)

Accommodation in Portugal

In recent years, there has been a decline in the population. In addition to the excess of deaths over births, the country is also characterized by a decline in migration: 30-50 thousand leave Portugal every year. person.

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