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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 19 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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Place: Beja
Photo: RTPD
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