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Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Place: Belém
Photo: Belém
Photo: Belém

The land that is now Portugal has been inhabited for thousands of years and its national boundaries have been defined for eight centuries. This long history is reflected in a particular culture that is the result of the mixture of the many peoples who settled here and those that the Portuguese encountered on their journeys of Discovery.

It is found in the villages and towns, in the monuments and traditions, which bring together influences that the Portuguese have applied creatively. And the omnipresent sea has also shaped our personality and taken us beyond the continent of Europe, enabling us to learn and share with the rest of the world.

Torre de Belém_©ATL
Torre de Belém ©Turismo de Lisboa

Manueline art, tiles and fado are unique expressions and genuine symbols of the Portuguese, but also a contribution to World Heritage. There are 22 such classifications by UNESCO in Portugal, including monuments, landscapes and intangible heritage.

Azulejos_Palácio Pereira Forjaz ©António Sacchetti
Azulejos_Palácio Pereira Forjaz ©António Sacchetti

By choosing a region, an itinerary or a specific theme, you can discover a unique heritage and different landscapes, all within a short distance, which still retain the authenticity of local customs. Moreover your tour will be complemented to perfection by the traditional cuisine and the customary hospitality in rural accommodation.


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ARCO Lisboa
ARCO Lisboa - The Art of Choosing
The ARCO contemporary art fair, in May is a unique opportunity for those who enjoy contemporary art, and will also be a good excuse to get to know Lisbon. Known as the city of light, Lisbon's special (...)

Torre do castelo
Place: Beja
Photo: RTPD
Beja
We visit Beja in an atmosphere of peace and discover stories of conquests and lost loves.We begin with a visit to the Torre de Menagem (the Keep) of the Castle, which was so important in the battles (...)

Vale do Douro
Photo: Yves Callewaert
Discovering heritage
Find the ideal setting to experience something special.The valley of the River Douro is a magical place. After flowing past steep escarpments close to the border, the river gradually unveils the (...)

Fátima
Place: Fátima
Photo: Santuário de Fátima
Festivals and Devotions
As an act of faith or the simple pleasure of discovery, you will find in Portugal a multitude of reasons for visiting and for religious celebration and as many options for spiritual quest. Portugal, (...)

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