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Portugal. Pop - 10,707,924. Area - 92,090 km2 (35,645 sq miles). Capital - Lisbon. Largest City – Lisbon. Currency – Euro. Language – Portuguese. Main Religion – Roman Catholic. Time Zone – GMT + 0 hours. Main Airports – Lisbon Portela Airport LIS, Faro Airport FAO, Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport OPO, Madeira Island Funchal FNC, Azores João Paulo II Airport PDL. Climate – Mediterranean climate and one of the warmest countries in Europe. Voltage guide 220V. Dialing code 351. Portugal is located on the Iberian Peninsula and is the most western country in Europe. Portugal has a diverse landscape from a mountainous north to the southern areas of the Algarve and Alentejo, which is mainly rolling plains. Also, on a trip from the Algarve to Braga TLD staff noted the high level of tree cover north of Lisbon. Although a small country, Portugal played a crucial role in the exploration of new continents, in the 15th and 16th centuries. Modern Portugal is now one of the most popular destinations and was named "Best Golf Destination 2008" by readers of the Golfers Today publication. The country is split into 7 broad regions: Northern Portugal; Beiras (part of the central region); Estremadura (the western region); Central Portugal; Lisbon Region; Algarve; and Alentejo. There are also the island groups: Azores and Madeira. Major cities include: Lisbon (Lisboa) - national capital; Aveiro ("Venice" of Portugal); Faro (gateway for the Algarve); Braga (city of Archbishops); Coimbra (old university); Évora (Alentejo regional capital); Funchal (capital of Madeira); Guimarães (ancient capital); Porto (Oporto the northern capital); Tomar (Templar city); Viseu (in the heart of Portugal). Any visitor to Portugal of legal drinking age should sample the excellent wines on offer such as Vinho Verde, Vinho Alvarinho, Vinho do Douro, Vinho do Alentejo, and Vinho da Bairrada. However, the most famous drink in Portugal is Port Wine, a fortified wine made by adding brandy to the wine before completion of fermentation.

Algarve Faro Lisbon Praia da Rocha
Portugal Hotel Reservations including Lisbon Algarve Porto

Portugal Hotels Accommodation Travel Tourism and Flights Lisbon Madeira Faro Porto Algarve Braga Albufeira Vilamoura and Portugal Travel and Tourism to Portuguese Destinations.

Portugal Hotels Travel Tourism to Lisbon Madeira Faro Porto Algarve and Monument to the Discoveries

Peaceful Portugal

A selection of self catering, vacation,bed and breakfast, camping and eco accommodation in beautiful Central Portugal in the Beira Litoral and Alentejo regions.

Portugal - wikipedia

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, and is the westernmost country of mainland Europe. Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal.

Portugal - wikitravel

Portugal, in Southern Europe, shares the Iberian peninsula at the western tip of Europe with Spain. Geographically and culturally somewhat isolated from its neighbor, Portugal has a rich, unique culture, lively cities and beautiful countryside. You can travel in a single day from green mountains in the North, covered with vines and all varieties of trees to rocky mountains, with spectacular slopes and falls in the Centre, to a near-desert landscape in the Alentejo region and finally to the glamorous beach holidays destination Algarve.

Portugal Online Travel

Portugal Online Travel has been offering online travel services since 1997 and it is the leading and most reliable travel site to Portugal, Azores and Madeira.

Portugal travel photos by Anita & Kruger

Photos from Portugal by Anita Kucharska & Maciek "Kruger" Kiersztyn. See travel photos from Cabo de Sao Vicente, Evora, Guia, Lisbon, Odeceixe, and more.

Portugal.org

Welcome to Portugal.org. Here you will find information about Portugal tourism, trade, investment, as well as general information about the country. Planning a visit? Whether it is sunny beaches or bustling cities, here is what you need to know from currency and climate to history, lodging, tours and more.

Portugalvisitor

Tourist and resident information on Portugal including city guides, cultural information and images of the country.

South Portugal Holiday Rentals

Rent an apartment or two houses direct from the owners. Available year round.

Aot Algarve - Portugal & Spain

The Association provide informations for holiday packages, hotels, golf tee times, airport transfers, car hire in Portugal, Algarve, Lisbon, Porto and also in Andalusia, Spain

Apartment & Villa Holiday Rentals in Portugal

Rent your holiday home direct from the owner - choose from our selection of villas and apartments to rent in Portugal.

Azores Travel

Azores official Travel and Tours web site with extensive information on the islands of the Azores. Come visit this paradise in the Atlantic

Holiday villas in North Portugal

Casas da Cabreira - Self catering villas and cottages, and accommodation in manor houses in Northern Portugal.

Holidays rentals - Portugal

Holidays-villa.com features outstanding privately owned self catering holiday villas, cottages and apartments. Special lists such as golf selection, near the beach, properties with pool.

Independent Holidays in Portugal

The Portuguese Portfolio offers the most comprehensive selection of holiday properties to rent throughout Portugal. Country houses, farmhouses and cottages, villas and apartments, Minho to Algarve

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