Portugal

In the most western part of Europe, Portugal borders the Atlantic Ocean and shares an eastern frontier with Spain, with a southern coastline bathed by the Mediterranean waters and including the archipelagoes of Madeira and Azores.

A land of contrasts, enclosing the modern and the antique, Latin culture and European customs, an archictecture and gastronomy of its own and a wide variety of landscapes.

Most visitors to this small country in the Iberian Peninsula head for the sunny beaches and sophisticated holiday resorts of the Algarve, in the southern coast, or only visit its capital, Lisbon, famous for its monuments, museums and an intense cultural calendar.

Beyond this, visitors will discover the least explored corner of Western Europe: from the varied forests (Green Coast and Silver Coast) and mountains to unspoiled beaches, an ever-changing sea, quaint towns and impressive monuments; from the excitement of surfing in an extensive coastline to the quiet beauty of evergreen golf courses; from the calm of starlit nights in the plains of Alentejo to the bustle of Lisbon's discotheques and malls.
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Area: 92.391 km2
Population (may be an estimate): 10.529.525

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Monuments
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Nelas
» Viseu (Portugal)
At the end of the central Viseu plateau, between the rivers Dão and Mondego and ... [ more ]

Old Archbishop´s Palace
» Braga (Portugal)
The medieval wing, around a rectangular garden patio, may date from the 14th cen... [ more ]

Freixo de Espada à Cinta
» Bragança (Portugal)
The curious name of this town (possibly of pre-Roman origin) means literally «as... [ more ]


Museums
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Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva Museum
» Lisbon (Portugal)
A private collection with dozens of paintings by these two artists and documents... [ more ]

Pharmacy Museum
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The collection is based in objects representing 5000 years in the history of hea... [ more ]

Chiado Museum
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