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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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Semana Santa
Place: Alentejo
Photo: ARPT Alentejo
Easter in Portugal
With pleasant temperatures and plenty of sunshine to make you think of summer, Easter is ideal for a springtime mini-break, giving you an excellent opportunity to discover Portugal. You can explore (...)

Carnival
Place: Funchal
Photo: Turismo da Madeira
Entertainment in Madeira
Madeira is a destination rich in entertaining events, with a programme full of shows, festivals and exhibitions.This archipelago, with its unique natural landscape and known for its eternal spring (...)

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, (...)

Largo Nossa Senhora da Oliveira
Place: Guimarães
Photo: Associação de Turismo do Porto
Guimarães
Guimarães is considered the birthplace of Portugal because Afonso Henriques, who went on to be the first king of Portugal, was born here. The historical centre in the area that was within the (...)

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