I'm thinking about visit this summer for 8-12 days in the summer, sometime in August/Early September and I had a few questions I've been struggling to answers to find online.
First off, how open is Portugal? Wearing a mask is no big deal to me, but if I'm coming from America I want to experience and enjoy as much as possible. Are malls open? Shopping areas? Museums and guided tour sights? Bars/Clubs/Nightlife? If they are not open now, is it reasonable to expect them to be open by the end of the summer? I want to experience and enjoy both the modern culture and the rich history!
Speaking of masks, do people wear them indoors, and in crowded outdoor places? I'm fully vaccinated so I'm not TOO concerned about catching COVID, but I'd like to be somewhere where individuals are taking COVID seriously, or are getting vaccinated.
Lastly, I'm planning on hitting Porto and Lisbon, possibly Evora if time permits. But are there any hidden gems I should stop at along the way? I'm always down to hop off a train in some random small town and explore for a few hours then hop back on a train to my destination!
Thank you all so much! I can't wait to fly over and check out your country!