The Hotel Palácio Estoril is one of Europe's great hotels which has been enchanting successive generations of guests from the four corners of the globe since 1930. Its long existence is intertwined with the history of Europe and the world and with changing attitudes. Now, in the 21st century, the Palácio is still grand but at the same time is a completely renovated, up-to-date hotel with modern facilities that manages to be welcoming and cosy despite its grandeur.
Located in the heart of Estoril, just 20 minutes from the centre of Lisbon, the Palácio is a five star hotel set in beautiful gardens and with outstanding views over Estoril and the Bay of Cascais.
Portugal is a predominantly Roman Catholic country with a close-knit family ethic. Its rich culture results from many influences, including Celtic, Lusitanian, Phoenician, Germanic, Visigoth, Viking, Sephardic Jewish, and Moorish. In recent decades, the country has undergone a renaissance in the arts, and the cities of Lisbon, Porto, and Guimarães have all been designated European Capitals of Culture.
Portuguese is an Indo-European Romance language and the official language of Portugal. Portuguese is used in several other countries, which have had contact with Portugal over the years. A large population of Portugal's population, about 96%, speaks Portuguese.
The currency used in Portugal is the EURO, introduced in 1999. Since 2002, the former currency Portuguese Escudo is no longer available, and replaced by the Euro currency
In Estoril, the summers are warm, dry, and mostly clear; the winters are cool, wet, and partly cloudy; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 50°F to 79°F and is rarely below 44°F or above 89°F.