Performact is located in the beautiful, small city of Torres Vedras in the Lisbon region of Portugal. Only 40 minutes by car from the centre of Lisbon, Torres Vedras is a calm residential city consisting of an idyllic historic district encircling a Napoleon era castle which overlooks the city. The ancient cobbled streets wind through a sunny city centre branching out towards a more commercial district with many high street stores and more.
Just a 15 minute drive away sits the sunny seaside resort location of Santa Cruz. This surfer’s paradise is the perfect location for a quiet Sunday in the sun or sea sports for the slightly more adventurous. Torres Vedras is surrounded by beautiful natural countryside, perfect for hiking, walking and running through mountains dotted with paleontological sites. Thanks to the relatively small size of the city prices for accommodation, food and leisure remain very reasonable creating a very high quality of life for our students.
Torres Vedras is a municipality in the Portuguese district of Lisbon, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the capital Lisbon in the Oeste region, in the Centro of Portugal. The population as of 2011 was 79,465, in an area of 407.15 square kilometres.
Fronting the Atlantic Ocean, Torre Vedres is bordered by the municipalities of Lourinhã (to the north), Alenquer (to the east), Sobral de Monte Agraço (to the southeast) and Mafra (to the south). A dispersed population, Torres Vedras includes 21 urban agglomerations, of which most have less than 200 inhabitants. Altogether the municipality has a population of 79,465. The resident population of the city of Torres Vedras (approximately 20,000 inhabitants in two largest urban parishes) represents about 25% of the population of the municipality.
Torres Vedras has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers.