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Portugal Travel Guide

Portugal Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Portugal? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


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...


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...


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...


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...



Portugal has a strong Catholic influence. If you're visiting a church or place of worship, wear conservative clothing. Out on the Town If...


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...


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...


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


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...


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...


Manueline Architecture

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


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...

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