Portugal

Essential Facts

Airport(s): Lisbon Airport, Porto Airport, Faro Airport

Climate: mainly characterized by a warm temperate, Mediterranean climate with a distinct wet season in winter

Voltage: 220

Time zone(s): Western European Time Zone

Language Spoken: Portuguese

Currency: Euro

Dialing Code: +351

Tourism Highlights

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Moorish architecture, walled cities, cultural festivals, all with a glass of port. Portugal is located in the western-most part of mainland Europe, neighbouring Spain on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Steeped in history, the country was founded in 1128, making to one of the oldest nations in Europe. Its personality is carved from its many various religious and cultural festivals and renowned for its port wine and inventing Piri Piri sauce.

Visit Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and largest city, renowned for its Gothic and Moorish cathedrals, colourful neighbourhoods, and quaint shops.

See where port wine is produced in Porto. The waterfront city, which overlooks the Douro River, is home to the Ribeira, a charming atmosphere populated with many cafes, restaurants, and street vendors.

Algarve is the ideal destination for great beaches dotted with summer resorts, olive groves, and dramatic cliffs.

Nicknamed the “Floating Garden of the Atlantic,” the island of Madeira is home to the Laurissilva Forest, where the world’s largest concentration of laurel grows, and the famous Orchid Garden.