A land of timeless beauty and vibrant culture: discover Portugal from the Iberian Peninsula to the Altlantic Ocean
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Nestled on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, Portugal is a land of contrasts and surprises. From the rolling plains of the south to the mountain ranges in the north, mainland Portugal has something for everyone. And don't forget about the stunning archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, where you'll find breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife, and a rich cultural heritage.
Lisbon: timeless capital of culture and history
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, with a history that spans more than 2,000 years, is one of the oldest cities in the world and the second-oldest European capital after Athens in Greece. Explore the city's charming neighbourhoods, walk down its historic boulevards, admire its stunning architecture, and immerse yourself in its rich culture and heritage. From the Gothic cathedrals and Baroque palaces to the cutting-edge museums and galleries, Lisbon is a feast for the senses.
Explore the beauty of mainland Portugal
The mainland of Portugal is a land of rolling hills and towering mountains, dotted with picturesque villages and dotted with vineyards and olive groves. The Tagus River, the country's longest river, bisects the region, flowing from the mountains to the Atantic Ocean. Here, you'll find a diverse landscape of scenic beauty, from the dramatic peaks of the Serra da Estrela mountain range to the rolling plains of the Alentejo region. Explore Portugal's natural beauty and immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage.
Charm of Madeira
The archipelago of Madeira, including the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo and the the Desertas, is a feast for the senses. These islands are a wonder of unparalleled beauty, where lush green forests, rugged cliffs, and rolling hills are intertwined with a rich cultural heritage. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to some of the world's most famous wine, and a gastronomic tradition that is unmatched. Whether you're looking for an adventure of just a relaxing holiday, the islands of Madeira are a must-visit.
Natural wonders of the Azores
The Azores is a chain of nine volcanic islands that rising high above the Atlantic Ocean. This archipelago is a destination like no other, with breathtaking landscapes and a rich culture that is steeped in tradition. Climb to the summit of Mount Pico, the highest point in Portugal, and admire the views that strech out over the Atlantic. Measured from their base at the bottom of the ocean to their peaks, the Azores are among the tallest mountains on the planet. With its rugged coastlines, lush forests and diverse wildlife, the Azores is a true natural wonder. Explore the unique landscapes, rich culture and vibrant communities of this beautiful archipelago.
Best of Portuguese cuisine
Portugal is also known for its rich culinary traditions and diverse cuisine. From fresh seafood dishes to hearty meat stews, Portuguese cuisine is a reflection of the country's rich history and cultural heritage. Be sure to try traditional dishes such as Bacalhau (salt cod), Cozido (a stew made with vegetables and meats) and Pastel de Nata (a creamy egg tart pastry). And of course, no visit to Portugal would be complete without sampling its famous wines, including port wine, which is produced in the Douro Valley region of northern Portugal. Indulge in the best of Portuguese cuisine and let your taste buds explore the flavours of this amazing country.
Warmth of Portuguese hospitality
Portugal is renowned for its warm and welcoming people. From the bustling streets of Lisbon to the remote villages of the Azores, the Portuguese are known for their hospitality and love of life. Whether you're indulging in the local cuisine, exploring the countryside, or simply relaxing on the beach, you'll feel right at home in this beautiful country. So why wait? Start planning your adventure to Portugal today.
- by Hanan, updated 12 February 2023