Portugal, positioned on the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula, is one of Europe’s most visited countries due to its idyllic climate, affordable travel expenses and fantastic attractions. Portugal is a developed country with a high-income advanced economy and high living standards. It is the 3rd most peaceful country in the world, maintaining a unitary semi-presidential republican form of government.
Portugal has left a profound cultural and architectural influence across the globe and a legacy of over 250 million Portuguese speakers today. All of Portugal recalls the Age of Discovery with its royal palaces and museums catering travelers with modern and contemporary art. The place of 16 World Heritage sites may only reason to travel Portugal but the country has far more than that.
The islands of the Azores and Madeira have always been one of the world’s best sites for whale-watching. It is impossible not to become enchanted by Portugal’s perfectly-preserved medieval villages such as Marvão, and Monsaraz. Nestled in the foothills, Sintra Mountains on the Lisbon Coast, presents a spectacular setting of verdant hills, speckled with pretty villas, castles and palaces. Located on a hilltop, Obidos, is enclosed by an old fortified wall, leading visitors along busy squares, inviting cafes, quaint shops and whitewashed houses spruced with colorful flowers.