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  • If You Like

    Named after King Manuel (1495–1521), this exuberant style mirrored the ostentation of explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Álvares Cabral, who... Read more

  • Top Reasons to Go to Portugal

    Lisbon: The capital city combines old-time charm with buzzing dining and nightlife. Castles: An illustrious hilltop fortress crowns many... Read more

  • Best Things to Do in Portugal

    Portugal offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list. Here are Fodor’s top picks for a memorable trip: Sintra. A... Read more

  • Quintessential Portugal

    If you want to get a sense of contemporary Portuguese culture, and indulge in some of its pleasure, start by familiarizing yourself with the... Read more

  • Top Castles in Portugal

    It seems as if every Portuguese town with more than a handful of residents has its own castle. The Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Knights Templar, and... Read more

  • Portugal Like a Local

    If you want to get out and experience Portugal like a local, start with the following suggestions. Drink your coffee neat. Milky coffee is all... Read more

  • Traditional Portuguese Food

    Cuisine is one of the most integral parts of Portuguese culture. From the café culture to innovative restaurants to the markets and roadside stands... Read more

  • Portuguese Wine

    Besides the well-known port and Madeira, Portugal produces many excellent wines, both high-end and age worthy, as well as honest and straightforward... Read more

  • Portuguese Art, Architecture, and Azulejos

    Portuguese artistic styles were inspired first by the excitement of the newly emerging nation and then by the baroque experimentation that wealth... Read more

  • Golfing in Portugal

    Portugal has been attracting golfers from all over Europe since it was discovered that it had the perfect climate for winter golf, particularly on... Read more

  • Local Do's and Taboos

    Portugal has a strong Catholic influence. If you're visiting a church or place of worship, wear conservative clothing. If you're invited to... Read more

  • Portugal Today

    …is enjoying a renewed tourism boom. Despite fears that Portugal's EU bailout would send tourist numbers into a downward spin, tourism has surged,... Read more

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