Portugal, located in the far west of the sunny and spectacular Iberian peninsula, borders Spain and boasts many of the same attributes as its illustrious neighbour.A shared Moorish past has left a North African heritage in many of its towns and cities. Amazing beaches, especially those of the Algarve, impressive religious sites and stunning scenery abound. The island of Madeira, the capital of Lisbon and the second city of Porto ensure that Portugal is a major destination for travellers. Moreover, a maritime tradition has led to the discovery of far-flung places and an empire to rival other European powers.
The Algarve province occupies the whole of southern Portugal. It offers a year-round warm climate, beautiful beaches, yellow hued cliffs and fascinating little harbours. Check out this itinerary on Algarve Wining and Dining courtesy of Algarve Tourism.
This hilly capital city on the estuary of the River Tagus, overlooked by the splendid ruins of the old Moorish Castle of San Jorge, is a delight. Discover steep streets with pretty pastel coloured buildings and a white domed Pantheon. It’s dubbed by some as Portugal’s City of Light due to its Mediterranean climate and numerous hours of sunshine. Create your own Lisbon itinerary courtesy Visit Lisboa here.
Porto gave its name to the country and is home to its most well known export, port wine. On the banks of the Douro river and graced by two iconic bridges its old centre, the Ribiera district has World Heritage Site status. Check out Turismo do Portugal’s 2 day itinerary ‘Weekend Break in Porto.‘
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