A1 motorway (Portugal)

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A1 marker

Portuguese: Auto-estrada do Norte
Route information
Part of
Length: 303 km (188 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Lisbon
North end: Porto
Highway system
Roads in Portugal

The A1 (Portuguese: Auto-estrada do Norte) is the principal motorway (freeway) in Portugal. It connects Lisbon, the capital, to Porto, the country's second-largest city, and serves other important cities like Santarém, Leiria, Coimbra and Aveiro. A1 is operated by Brisa - Auto-estradas de Portugal, S.A.

Construction on A1 began in 1961 and was completed in 1991. It extends 303 km, comprising 26 interchanges, 7 service areas and 2 leisure rest areas (Fátima and Oiã).

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