According to MIPEX, Portugal is one of the countries which did best in immigrant acceptance and integration. Local society is very stable and local people is friendly to foreigners. English is the compulsory course in school, so there is no barriers in communication.

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The Portuguese

The Portuguese are gracious and friendly, kind and passionate, welcoming all visitors regardless of where they come from. And, in fact, visitors do come here from all over the world, as the country is located on the western coast of Europe and, as such, is a point of entrance into the Schengen zone.


The colonial history made the Portuguese as one of the world’s common languages. Portuguese, as the world’s sixth largest language, is widely used by a populationof 200 million across various nations and regions, including Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Macau, Spain, Mozambiqueand East Timor.


Portugal is a Catholic country, where 84.5 percent of the people are Catholic. Catholic churches spread throughout the territory of Portugal with a strong Roman Catholic style. Catholic dogma is quite stringent, therefore, Portugal has been one of the regions that have the lowest crime rates in the European Union.

Museums in Portugal

National Museum Soares dos Reis The Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis occupies the Carrancas Palace, a building from the end of 18th century that in the meantime has suffered several adaptations to its new function. The access is made by the front door of the palace. On the ground floor is installed the Reception, where visitors can receive all the important information. A leaflet with general information about the Museum is available in English and Portuguese and there are also other leaflets with details concerning visits for children accompanied by adults. Visitors have at their disposal hall-stand and lockers with keys.

Tel: +351 223 393 770



A large part of the population speaks foreign languages, specifically English.

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