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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Paredes de Coura: Cossourado neolithic village (Viana do Castelo, Portugal)Paredes de Coura
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Essentially rural, the county of Paredes de Coura lies at the heart of the Highe... [ more ]

Montalegre
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The highlands of Barroso, which include the mountains of Gerês, Larouco and Barr... [ more ]

Domus Municipalis
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It is believed that this curious building of pentagonal shape dates from the 12t... [ more ]


Museums
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National Museum of Natural History
» Lisbon (Portugal)
Besides the Botanical Garden, one of the most beautiful of the world, it include... [ more ]

Loures: Municipal Museum
» Lisbon (Portugal)
Installed at Quinta do Conventinho, the Museu Municipal de Loures features three... [ more ]

National Theatre Museum
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The story of theatre and stage shows in Portugal and of its main figures, in a c... [ more ]


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