Portugal

Description

Portugal is the oldest country of Europe, found in the beautiful and rustic Iberian Peninsula, an important aspect for the main ancient conquerors. Portugal was invaded by Romans, Phoenicians, Celts, Germans and Arabs. So it is a place full of cultural influences and nuances that give a special and nostalgic charm.

Each corner of Portugal has a special story to tell. Its medieval architecture is just one of the many vestiges, reminiscent of a deep and interesting history. Its beautiful beaches located between mountains, give natural wonders, like drawn on a fairy tale.

Lisbon

The beautiful Portuguese capital is the authentic concentration of history and diversity of European cultures. This city in the Tajo river bank is the demonstration that Portugal was conquered many times. Actually Lisbon is in a modernization process as a touristic place, after its isolation from the rest of the world.

There are many different ways to know Lisbon. You can make a tour in the traditional

tram or walk through the streets of the hills to visit local markets, the beautiful art-nouveau buildings, museums and recently restored picturesque medieval facades.

Landmarks

Algarve. This province at the west of Portugal was the point of Muslim expansion in the Middle Ages. Hence the medieval atmosphere and picturesque landscapes, which combined with its beautiful beaches, make it one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Portugal.

Porto. Is the second biggest coastal city of the country, known mainly by its important wine production, by its impressive bridges and its luxurious old buildings.

Is the oldest country in Europe, and also the most times has been conquered. Hence, Portugal is a full of contrasts cultural mix, which is dominated by medieval art and ancient traditions to today. Traveling to Portugal is knowing a little bit of each historical nuance of the continent.

  • Continent: Europe
  • Climate: Mediterranean. Warm and dry, with snowfall at winter