Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Temperatures are fairly mild throughout the year and overall rainfall is low. Overall, winters are never too cold (15°C on average), and summers are moderately warm (21/25°C). The hottest months are July and August, but evenings are almost always pleasantly refreshed by the Atlantic air. Spring and autumn often have very beautiful periods of sunshine.
Portugal has adopted the euro. Food prices in supermarkets, with VAT at 23%, will be similar to those in France. The country is no longer the eldorado of small budgets, but hotels, restaurants, bars and clothing are still significantly cheaper, especially in the north of the country. To promote art and culture in Portugal, and therefore in Porto, the prices for visits and museum admissions are very cheap. Admission is often free on Sunday mornings.
For nationals of the European Union and Switzerland, an identity card or passport is sufficient. For unaccompanied minors, an exit permit is required (forms in town halls or police stations). A visa is not required for Canadian nationals if their stay is less than three months.
Required documents if you come by car: pink three-part national driving licence (also not to be forgotten if you plan to rent a car or motorcycle on site) or international licence and insurance certificate.
There is no particular health risk in Portugal, still less in Porto, which like Lisbon is a modern city. No vaccine is recommended. However, it may be useful to check to see if your vaccines are up to date. However, the medical system in the country still needs to be improved. It is not the competence of the doctors that is at issue but the lack of doctors and a two-tier system: one medicine for the rich and one for the others... But tourists are not concerned, they will always find themselves in need of treatment, except for major problems and repatriation.