With a culture influenced by Roman settlers, the name of the westernmost country of Europe, Portugal derives from the Latin version, Portus Cale. Declared the 8th most globalized country, Portugal is famous for its tradition in the finishing sector, for Lisbon’s UNESCO World Heritage Site represented by unique Manueline architecture and the tasty Douro wine, the oldest in the world. The diverse fauna mainly consisting of birds which enhance the country’s natural beauty is mainly due to the fact that Portugal is an important stopover for migratory birds on their way from Europe to Africa.
Remember Portugal’s historical importance during the Age of Discover and admire two UNESCO World Heritage Sites which will take you back in time, the Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery. Feel the natural beauty in the 12 National Parks, the 2 natural reserves, 5 natural monuments and 7 protected landscapes that the country possesses or climb the iconic symbol of the Azores, Mount Pico. Enjoy water sports and numerous activities at Praia da Mainha or dance along in the Festival Sudoeste, a celebration in Zambujeira do Mar.
Absorb the unique charm of Portugal, the westernmost country of Europe and the 7th most visited in Southern Europe.