Portugal

From Travel Insider Maureen Johnson:

“Beyond the Algarve’s cliff-flanked beaches, Portugal is a country of bucolic landscapes and culture-rich cities. The distant strains of fado music, scents of freshly grilled fish and a party-loving spirit suffuse the Moorish alleys of Lisbon and Porto’s medieval Ribeira.

But don’t stop there. Head inland to stroll cork and almond forests, sip port in the Duoro’s tumbling vineyards and hike in the Peneda-GerĂªs National Park’s lake district. Everywhere you’ll be greeted with a heartfelt bemvindo (welcome).”

From the capital city of Lisboa where kings summered to the waterfalls, deep valleys and steep cliffs or the Madeira Islands, your Travel Insider will help you get the most out of your visit to this magnificent country.

Portugal is one of the most ancient countries in Europe and has a history that is clearly visible in the magnificent structures that are spread all over the country. There are many historical landmarks that entice travelers to visit this country to fulfill their dream of having a luxury vacation in an ancient part of the world.

Insiders on: Portugal

  • Geography: Portugal includes an area in the Iberian Peninsula (“the continent”); the north is mountainous with multiple plateaus and river valleys, while the south is rolling plains. The Tagus river flows through the middle.
  • Official Languages: Portuguese
  • Weather: Portugal is one of the warmest European countries with a Mediterranean climate, although there is snow in the mountains during winter.

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