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  • The capital of Portugal, Lisbon the city's modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan identity is today much similar to that which it enjoyed in the 15th and 1...

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  • Coimbra is the third largest portuguese city with 150.000 inhabitants and it is the biggest city in the central area of Portugal. Coimbra, the first c...

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  • Porto, or Oporto, is Portugal's second largest city and capital of Portugal's beguiling north. Porto was selected the 2001 European Capital of Culture...

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    Setubal is a city located on the northern bank of the Sado river estuary approximately 40 Km south of Lisbon. Despite being a sizable port town with n...

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  • The town of Evora known like the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755. Also is registered in the UNESCO wi...

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  • Faro is a Portuguese district located in the south of the country. It has numerous beaches which are admired for their immense ecological value and be...

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    Tavira is a word for beautiful town and great beaches. It is east of Faro in the south-east corner of Portugal. Tavira is considered to be one of the ...

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  • Sagres is a town located closely to the most south westerly part of Europe that is the Cape of St Vincent. Instead of the fact that it gives a desolat...

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  • The name Calheta originated from the narrow inlet serving its harbor. The town of Calheta is surrounded by towering mountains, endless lush green mant...

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  • Algarve is the westernmost tip of Europe. It lies in the south of Portugal. It has striking sandy beaches washed by the Atlantic Ocean. It is the most...

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    Guarda is the highest city in Portugal, standing 1000 meters above the sea. Founded in the twelfth century by King Sancho I, the town has interesting ...

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    his city is the capital of the Baixa Alentejo District and maintains attractive visible evidence of its historic background. It is recorded as existin...

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    Viseu[1], is a charming hilltop city and district capital (around 50,000 inhabitants) in central Portugal. It is situated in the Beira Alta between th...

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    Santarém (altitude: 108m/354ft), capital of the old province of Ribatejo, is a town of low whitewashed houses built on a hill above the right b...

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About Portugal

Portugal is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe. The official name of Portugal is The Portuguese Republic. It is the Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic. Attraction points for visitors in Portugal are Lisbon, Madeira, and the Algarve, but government of the country is also trying to modify and develop new destinations like Alentejo, the Douro Valley, and Porto Santo Island.


Currency :

 Euro (EUR)

Chief Destination :

 Lisbon

Country :

 Portugal

Capital :

 Lisbon

Time Zone :

WET (UTC+0)
Summer (DST) - WEST (UTC+1)

Area :

92,212 square kilometers (35,603 square miles)

Population :

10,581,949 (estimated)

Language :

Portuguese (official)

Calling Code :

+351


Climate & Geography

The climate in Portugal is Mediterranean. The country has warm summers that could turn hot sometimes and mild winters. The average temperature remains between 15°C and 25°C in summer, i.e., June to September and between 9°C and 20°C for all other months. Rainfall generally occurs in between the months of November and June. Snow is rare in all parts of Portugal except in the mountains and in the Serra da Estrela range.

Portugal lies in between latitudes 32° and 43° N, and longitudes 32° and 6° W.

Territory & Capital : Portugal is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, and shares a border with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west, and Spain to the east and north. The capital of Portugal is Lisbon.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : All the seasons are favorable to visit Portugal due to its temperate climatic conditions. But the crowd of visitors usually chooses to visit the country in between March and October. In winters, crowd is less but coastal weather remains very pleasant.   

Transportation

Airlines, Railways, Ships and Road transports are available in Portugal for transportation. But, road transport is the most popular way of travelling in the country.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest embassy of Portugal for updated details on the requirements for obtaining visa.


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