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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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Pico
Place: Ilha Do Pico nos Açores
Photo: António Sá
Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, World Heritage (UNESCO)
What about tasting a wine that grows on basaltic rock? It seems strange that such conditions produce such a delicious nectar, but the truth is that in days gone by, this wine went directly to the (...)

Festas dos Santos Populares
Place: Porto
Popular Saints’ Festivals
June is the month of celebrations and festivities for the Popular Saints throughout the country on the nights of St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter.The main ones are the Festas de Lisboa, on 12 and (...)

Linhas de Torres
The Historic Route of Linhas de Torres
Over 200 years old, the string of Napoleonic Wars forts known as the Linhas de Torres at Torres Vedras are the visible remains of the struggle between the Portuguese and the French for sovereignty (...)

Convento de Cristo
Place: Tomar
Photo: José Manuel
Tomar, a Templar City
Former seat of the Order of the Knights Templar, Tomar is a city of great charm for its artistic and cultural wealth, whose greatest expression is in the Convent of Christ, one of the chief works of (...)

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