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Portugal

Portugal may be small, but it certainly packs a punch. Crammed onto this sliver of sun-drenched land at the westernmost point of Europe you will find intricate late-Gothic monasteries and cathedrals, wild windswept beaches, Roman ruins, fertile vineyards and edgy urban nightlife. Shaped by a grand colonial history and renowned for its peaceful global relationships, Portugal is home to a proud and warm people, whose passion for their culture is abundantly clear.

Escape to the island of Pico, found in the azure-edged Azores archipelago, for a glimpse of the country’s volcanic past; marvel at the towering cliffs of the Algarve, as you bask in the summer heat; and indulge in fresh seafood and sweet local wines in the nation’s capital, Lisbon. With world-class surfing and golf courses, numerous UNESCO heritage sites, vast and varied wildlife as well as vibrant metropolitan skylines, Portugal is overflowing with inspiration; the rest is up to you.

Did you know

  • Portugal has been a republic since 1910, the last King of Portugal being exiled to London.
  • The Anglo-Portuguese Alliance is the oldest alliance still in place today and was signed in 1373.
  • The oldest continuing bookshop in the world can be found in Lisbon.
  • In 2006 Portugal opened the world’s largest solar energy farm.
  • The official flower of Portugal is lavender.

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