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Portugal is a rich bounty of experiences that suits all tastes. With more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, sun-kissed beaches on a 850 km of vibrant coastline and a broadly range of landscapes, protected nature, unique cultural heritage, cities with ancient and contemporary attractions, unforgettable gastronomy, charming villages, hospitable people and pleasant traditions, golf courses ranked among the best in the world, internationally award-winning hotels & restaurants, land of renowned wines and even world-class surfing – there is much to experience and discover in the most westerly European country.

About Portugal:

  • The name Portugal first appears in 868 during the Reconquista over the Muslims. A county was formed around the city of Porto (Portus Cale in Latin) from which “Portugal” word is derived
  • Portugal has the oldest borders in Europe. Also it was the pioneer of the world exploration, giving “new worlds to the world” five centuries ago
  • Portuguese language is spoken by nearly 250 million people around the world, most of whom are native speakers (incl. 210 millions native speakers)
  • The Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon is the longest bridge in Europe with 17,185 m (56,381 feet)
  • The Portuguese region Algarve has the most sunshine hours per year in Europe and Lisbon is the sunniest capital
  • Portugal exports the fifth highest wine quantity worldwide, including Whites, Reds, Rose, Sparkling, Ports, Madeira and Moscatel
  • The University of Coimbra, established in 1290, is one of the oldest universities in Europe
  • Over one third of Portugal’s population of over 10 million people live in the metropolitan areas of Lisboa (Lisbon) and Oporto (Porto)
  • Over half of the world’s cork is produced in Portugal.

 

 

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Portugal Identity Card

Portugal is a rich bounty of experiences that suits all tastes. With more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, sun-kissed beaches on a 850 km of vibrant coastline and a broadly range of landscapes, protected nature, unique cultural heritage, cities with ancient and contemporary attractions, unforgettable gastronomy, charming villages, hospitable people and pleasant traditions, golf courses ranked among the best in the world, internationally award-winning hotels & restaurants, land of renowned wines and even world-class surfing – there is much to experience and discover in the most westerly European country.

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