Get to know Portugal
Browsers and Discoverers
, on the Iberian Peninsula
, is the country located in the far west of Western Europe
Considered a small country, Portugal
occupies, however, a prominent position in world history, especially in the
15th and 16th centuries, in the so-called Epoch of Discoveries
The monument Landmark of Discoveries
is a tribute
to the Glory of those fearless Portuguese navigators.
Portugal in Western Europe © / Google, Illustration
Facing the Atlantic
The westernmost country in Europe, located on the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal has the entire northern and eastern border with Spain (1,215 km).
To the west, it is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean (with 832 km of coastline). As a standing rectangle, Portugal is 218 km wide and 561 km wide.
Succinct chronology of the History of Portugal here
, the welcoming capital of Portugal, is one of the most visited cities in Europe.
Sé de Lisbon Cathedral (detail), Church of Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro
From Discoveries to Modernity
There are several attractions linked to its glorious past, from the Age of Discoveries, and its modern and current side.
A cosmopolitan city that offers many charms and beauties to its millions of visitors.
For Brazilians, it has the extra advantage of being a little piece of Europe where we can speak Portuguese and feel comfortable.
Porto, the Capital of the North
For a successful holiday in the heart of central Portugal.
Lands to discover
Some lands worth a visit
, such as Terras de Basto
known for their production of Vinhos Verdes
of which it forms a sub-region of the RDVV (Demarcated Region of Vinhos Verdes).
Lands of Sousa
Other lands whose origin takes us back to the Middle Ages, the Terras do Sousa
municipalities of Felgueiras, Penafiel, Lousada, Paredes and Paços de Ferreira. The Portuguese Route of the Romanesque
crosses the Sousa Lands. These lands too
are part of one of the 9 Vinho Verde sub-regions, the Sub- Vinho Verde region of Sousa DOC
• Paços de Ferreira
The Administrative Regions
From an administrative point of view, the country is divided into 5 regions: see Regions of Portugal
Guimarães Castle © / Images of Portugal, Illustration
With a declining population, -2% since 2011, most Portuguese live in just a few major cities. which are Lisbon
"About 50% of the population is concentrated in 31 of the 308 municipalities, located mostly in the Metropolitan Areas of
Lisbon and Porto"
[Express Journal, 7/28/2021].
A Little Geography
Find out more: Geography of Portugal