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Portugal travel guide and highlights for visitors

Portugal is a country in south-west Europe, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and Spain to the east: essentially a strip of land along the west side of Spain.

Although it is quite a small country Portugal has been an important part of Europe throughout the ages, in particular 500 years ago. In the 15th and 16th century the country was an important maritime power, but today its influence is not as strong as it once was.

The climate is typically of warm, dry summers along with mild, rainy winters, and the weather is pleasant almost all year around in the Algarve and south of Portugal. The relative isolation of the country perhaps limits the number of visitors to some degree, but visitors who come here will discover beautiful landscapes, the splendid city of Lisbon, and some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in Europe in the Algarve.

You can explore the many highlights of Portugal with our guides to the regions and important destinations in this fascinating country...

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