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Guide To Portugal

At Portugal Visitor.com tourists and business travelers will find Portugal travel essentials: hotel accommodation booking services, flight reservations, Portugal visa information, travel insurance for Portugal, Pousadas, airport parking, weather forecasts and mobile phone rental.

Visit our Portugal city guides including Albufeira, Aveiro, The Azores, Braga, Coimbra, Cascais, Estoril, Faro and the Algarve, Guimaraes, Lagos, Leiria, Lisbon, Madeira, Porto, Estoril, Estremadura, Setubal and Sintra with restaurants, bars, clubs, and internet cafe listings.

Portugal is ideal for a cheap spring or winter break to enjoy the warmer weather of southern European or soak up the sun in the summer holidays. Portugal is famous for its wonderful, historic monuments, some dating back to Roman times, medieval churches and engrossing museums as well as its fantastic natural environment. Enjoy our guides to the Douro, Lima and Minho areas, which offer great opportunities to get off the beaten track by rental car or on foot.

Staying in Portugal

Accommodation in Portugal ranges from luxurious five star hotels to traditional, government-run Pousadas, where the Portugal visitor can enjoy a friendly and relaxed stay in old-style comfort and welcoming hospitality.

It's a short hop over the border from Portugal to Spain with the Faro to Sevilla route via Heulva being one of the most popular. If you wish to visit both countries enjoy our Portugal travel guide with information on crossing to and from neighbouring Spain.

List your Portugal business with us for free whether a restaurant, bar, cafe or holiday villa.

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Porto, Portugal.

Porto Guide - Porto is Portugal's second city and known as the gateway to the Douro Valley. Long famous for its Port wine, the city is redefining itself with a number of new developments including the Casa da Musica designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, in Boavista. There are scheduled and cut price flights to Porto from many European cities.

Paula Rego.

Paula Rego - The most brilliant artist of her generation, Paula Rego is known for her sinister and intriguing paintings and prints often given a sexual twist. Now resident in England, Rego's most famous canvases include The Family (1988) and the Dog Woman series of paintings of the 1990s.

Living in Portugal

Residents of Portugal as well as travelers can find Portugal travel information on:

useful Portuguese telephone numbers (emergency services, lost credit cards, airports, airport parking, immigration, finding work, schools, renting or buying a retirement or holiday home, festivals (festas) - both traditional and modern events - foreign embassies and consulates in Portugal and useful Portugal travel links.

Holidaying in Portugal

Plan your holiday stay in Portugal with travel tips on driving in Portugal, and information for getting around on ferries, trains and buses. Find everything you need to know to enjoy a fantastic holiday in Portugal whether relaxing on the sun-drenched beaches of the Algarve at Albufeira, Lagos, Tavira & Sagres, visiting the historical attractions, churches and museums of Lisbon, Belem and Evora or hiking up the Douro Valley from Porto and sampling the northern region's port and wine.

Portugal offers fantastic opportunities for nature lovers: bird watchers and whale watchers as well as people who love surfing or windsurfing.

Portugal offers a change of pace for holidaymakers wishing to kick back and savor Portugal's delicious food and wine. Enjoy a beer by the beach in the Algarve or a glass of Portuguese wine or port on your hotel or villa balcony.

Reading about Portugal

Visit our section of guidebook reviews and books on Portugal including non-fiction, fiction and Portugal history books.

We have a listing of the Portuguese Tourist Office network to find travel brochures and book a hotel.


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Find information on staying in villas, guest houses and Pousadas throughout Portugal.
Need an idea of what you will find in Portugal? Go to images to see photographs of the country. Make your stay enjoyable with a glass or two of port wine with the food. There is all manner of interesting information on our Portuguese culture pages; from azulejos to history - Knights Templar, to famous Portuguese people to soccer stadiums. If you are hiring a car during your stay, visit our car rental page.

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