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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.

Manueline art, tiles and fado are unique expressions and genuine symbols of the Portuguese, but also a contribution to World Heritage. There are 18 such classifications by UNESCO in Portugal, including monuments, landscapes and intangible heritage.

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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Caminhante
Place: Bandeira
Caminhos de Santiago (St. James Way)
The Caminhos de Santiago that cross Portugal from south to north have been followed by pilgrims for centuries. Taking them is to set out on a discovery not only of the country but of ourselves (...)

Castelo
Place: Sortelha
Photo: Turismo de Portugal
Historical villages
Historical villages of granite and schist preserve memories of ancient conquests and traditions and are remarkable for their landscapes, their heritage and for the friendliness of the people who live (...)

O melhor de Portugal
Place: Porto
The best of Portugal
Portugal was named best country to visit in 2014 by the Spanish edition of Condé Nast Traveler magazine and was also selected as the Best Value Destination in 2014 by Rough Guides. The highlights (...)

Aqueduto da Amoreira
Place: Aqueduto da Amoreira
Photo: Turismo do Alentejo
Visit Elvas
Located close to the border, Elvas fought to maintain the independence of Portugal and its history. By doing so, it became an example for all mankind.Upon our arrival in the city, we are greeted by a (...)

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We gaan regelmatig op reis naar Madeira. Deze bestemming is een ideale (...)
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Vila praia de ancora
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Festa dos Tabuleiros (Festival of the Trays)
Festa dos Tabuleiros (Festival of the Trays)
The Festival of the Trays takes place every four years; the next one will take (...)
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