Welcome to Portugal
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Portugal is located in south-western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Geographically and culturally somewhat isolated from its neighbour, Portugal has a rich, unique culture, beautiful cities and a spectacular countryside.
Portugal is 900 years old. It played a crucial role in world history. Today, Portugal is the oldest country in Europe with the same borders.
When in Portugal you have to visit breath-taking monuments where you will witness spectacular views. Lisbon, Porto and Sintra are the top three places to visit in Portugal.
You will be able to find historic churches, some almost 900 years and still unchanged from that time. Old monasteries such as Alcobaca and luxurious sites like Mafra (which is one of the biggest places in Europe) or Queluz are definitely not to be missed during your Portuguese vacation.
If you are looking for a beach holiday, you have come to the right place. The most popular beaches are located in the Algarve, which has stunning coastlines and endless amounts of natural beauty.
The Portuguese countryside offers visitors to Portugal a great deal of possibilities from walks, hikes, tours as well as sublime beaches.
The best way to explore every nook and cranny of Portugal is by cycling. It’s an exhilarating experience.
If you are keen golfer, Portugal is a holiday destination for you since it is a golfing haven.
Portugal’s proud history can be felt everywhere.
Lisbon is the top city to visit in Portugal.
Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon offers all its visitors fantastic sights, stunning landmarks and much more besides, which is exactly what you’d expect from this charming, warm and very friendly city.
Lisbon as a holiday or city break destination is one of the oldest cities in the world, and for your chance to see it, check out our super deals on flights, holidays and city breaks to Lisbon from Ireland. It is also the oldest city in Western Europe, which predates other modern European capitals, including Paris, Rome and London by hundreds of years.
Lisbon has two sites that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. Belem is a very famous place to visit as it is where many of the great Portuguese explorers set off on their voyages of discovery. Belem is the place where Vasco de Gama set off for India in 1497 and where Pedro Aivares Cabral departed for Brazil in 1499.
For all of you who enjoy to shop, Lisbon is without a shadow of a doubt the city for you to visit.
Estrela is definitely worth seeing during your Portuguese excursion. Lisbon’s main attraction is the Baroque-Neoclassical Estrela Basilica. The giant dome on the top of the church is located on a hill in what was at the time the western part of Lisbon and it can be viewed from great distances.
Enjoy the Lisbon experience.
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