Portugal is a land of medieval architecture, vibrant cities, wild golden beaches, incredible green scenery, delicious food, and melancholic music. It's a country of wonderful history and culture combined against the backdrop of natural beauty.
Get lost in the tangle of streets and hills in the cultural hub of Lisbon. Important landmarks in the capital include the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the Torre de Belem. Eat salt cod and sardines overlooking the River Tagus from a hill top cafe, accessible by one of Lisbon's famous cable cars.
Much of Portugal is rugged coupled with rolling stretches of green that gives way coves and beaches, and quaint villages with castles and churches.
Sip port in Porto before visiting the city's medieval buildings to soak up the unique culture.
Explore the wild coast of the Atlantic, with its huge surf, empty beaches, and national parks. See the extraordinary Sintra Palace, the glitzy harbor of Cascais, and listen to the melancholic tones of a traditional Fado. For a small country Portugal has it all, from castles, vineyards, museums, culture, and stunning parks and beaches.
Visit Portugal in spring for lovely weather, wildflowers out in the countryside, and less crowds than in summer, plus beat the sweltering heat of Lisbon at the height of the season is a plus.