Situated in the south-western region of Europe, Portugal is a country surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to its west and south, and shares its border with Spain in the north and east. A land dotted with thriving cities, quaint villages, a rolling countryside, and an array of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Portugal is home to a plethora of natural and cultural wonders. Major cities like its capital Lisbon and its northern city Porto, entice travellers with a labyrinth of charming alleys, bohemian cafes, vibrant markets and more.
Right since prehistoric times, Portugal has been invaded and fought over by a range of tribes and empires ranging from Celts, the Phoenician Empire, Romans, Moors, and Christians, until 1139; when the Kingdom of Portugal was established. Portugal remained as one of the most powerful countries till the 1900s, when its power started dwindling. Since the ratification of the Constitution of 1976, Portugal has been a constitutional republic, wherein the President and Prime Minister share executive powers.
Around 85% of the population is made up of Roman Catholics, while the remainder is a mix of Jews, Muslims, Anglicans, Atheists, Agnostics and Protestants. Portuguese is the official language of Portugal.
Soak up the warm climate of Portugal while meandering through the ancient vineyards, stone villages, virgin beaches, or hike up the scenic mountains. If you fancy adventure, spend a sunny afternoon romancing the crystalline waters with thrilling activities like kayaking, diving, surfing or fishing. Experience and get a feel of the rich and unique culture of Portugal with its traditional festivals, irresistible cuisine, Portuguese music, captivating architecture and the incredible port wine.
Situated in the south-western region of Europe, Portugal is a country surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to its west and south, and shares its border with Spain in the nor...