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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Hotel Ibis Évora **Hotel Ibis Évora **
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The Ibis Évora hotel is located 700 metres away from the city centre, facing the... [ more ]
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Casa de São Tiago (TH)Casa de São Tiago (TH)
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Monuments
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Albergaria-a-Velha
» Aveiro (Portugal)
At the chief town of this county in the valley of the river Vouga, Albergaria-a-... [ more ]

Mafra: National Hunting Reserve
» Lisbon (Portugal)
The Royal Hunting Reserve of Mafra was created by king João V as a leisure park ... [ more ]

Alto Lindoso Reservoir (Viana do Castelo, Portugal)Arcos de Valdevez
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At the heart of the High Minho region, nestling by the banks of the river Vez an... [ more ]


Museums
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Queen Leonor Museum
» Beja (Portugal)
Passing the Mértola gate, which leads to the Conde da Boavista square, the forme... [ more ]

Electricity Museum
» Lisbon (Portugal)
The building of Central Tejo started in 1914 and the power-station entered the p... [ more ]

Lisbon Wax Museum
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The Museu de Cera de Lisboa is a private collection of wax models reproducing na... [ more ]


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