Those who have been to Portugal can easily tell you why the country is one of the 20 most visited countries in the world. For those of you who haven’t been, let us explain.
Portugal is home to a varied and beautiful terrain. Small farms and vineyards are nestled between green mountains and stunning gorges in the north, while the central coastal region is home to dunes, pine forests and rolling hills. The Alentejo region is characterized by desert-like terrain and the south by well-developed stretches of beach.
The culture, greatly influenced by Portugal’s many former colonial possessors, is rich and strongly represented. Painting, furniture, architecture, folklore, poetry, music, theatre and cinema flourish in lively cities like Lisbon and Porto as well as in small countryside villages.