Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe; it became the kingdom in 1139 and its borders have barely changed since 1297 when the Spanish signed a treaty handing over the Algarve region to its neighbour.
The country’s rich heritage, long history and medieval monuments are just the beginning of its treasures.
Portugal is one of world’s leading producers of wine, olives and cork ( makes 8%, 5% and 50% of world production respectively).
The Portuguese stunning coast is one of the most beautiful and charming coastlines in Europe.
It delights with sandy beaches, majesty of cliffs, enchanting villages and beautiful dunes.
The country also tempts with more than 300 sunny days a year, aromatic coffee accompanied by pasteis de nata and the sounds of Fado, famous azulejos tiles, the taste of good wine and seafood.
- More photos from Portugal in my gallery.