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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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Place:Sintra
Photo:José Manuel
Discover the Manueline style
Arising out of the will of a king and from the creative genius that existed in Portugal in the 16th century, Manueline art is a genuinely Portuguese form of artistic expression.The Age of Discoveries (...)

 
Place:Universidade de Coimbra
Photo:Sebastião da Fonseca
Discovering the baroque in Portugal
Travel across Portugal from north to south, including a trip to the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, and discover the fascinating icons that illustrate the “Golden Age” in Portugal.Having (...)

Tile panel
Place:Penedo, Colares
In the country of tiles
You can’t miss them, wherever you are in Portugal. Tiles travel across all-time styles and languages and fill any pavement or visit with colour.Al-zuleique is the Arabic word that became the (...)

 
Place:Tomar
Photo:Nuno Calvet
Knights Templar
Why not make a journey inspired by the mysteries of the history of the Knights of the Order of the Temple and their symbolism full of occult messages, to discover Portugal’s Templar treasures? The (...)

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Lago de origem tectónica que se instala na base da "Costa de Minde", (...)
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the best way to combine the fisherman´s trails with the historical path
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