Portugal is a country located in Southern Europe. Famous for its hot summers and picturesque views, the country is a well-known tourist location. Portugal shares a border with Spain. The official religion of the country is the Catholic denomination of Christianity. As could be predicted – Portuguese serves as the language. The population of the nation is approximately 10,000,000. It is a picturesque country, with several noticeable sites. Overall, Portugal is a nation well worth visiting, helping to form this edition of ‘UniEel Experiencing’.
Land Mass: 35,000 square miles
Portugal as a country has a storied history. This history includes going through several different ruling eras. Among the most well-known is the Napoleonic era – taking place in the 17 and 1800’s. Portugal had many colonies e.g. Oman. In the 1970s, the ‘Carnation Revolution’ led to the decolonisation of overseas territories, finishing in 1999. Portugal has had a largely stable last few years. The nation has a very hot climate, with summer temperatures commonly reaching over 30 degrees. The capital city – Lisbon hosts many famous sights.
Things to Do and See:
The Algarve is without doubt the highlight of Portugal. Picturesque mountains, beaches and cliffs are all commonplace – these are the sorts of sights associated with Portugal. The Island of Madeira is also commonly a go-to place. Other than yet more picturesque views, the Island is also renowned for its wildlife. Porto, Lagos and Portimao are just some of the cities you should visit. The capital Lisbon has an unrivalled amount to do, with several parks, attractions and museums present. Finally, the Peneda-Geres National Park offers a beautiful nature reserve to visit. Tours are readily-available in multiple cities.
Portugal is a beautiful location to visit. There is much to see and do, and meeting the always-kind Portuguese people is always fun. This short guide should provide you with key information regarding Portugal, complete with ideas of things to do. Look out for more countries being analysed in our ‘Experiencing’ series. For more information on Portugal, consult the UK’s Travel Advice for Portugal at this link. Happy Travelling!