Portugal attracts millions of tourists every year. Bordering on Spain in the east, Portugal stands guard over the vast North Atlantic Ocean, at the western end of the European continent. It provides tourists with enthralling opportunities to discover and with many hours of laid-back relaxation. Sunshine and sea, architecture and agriculture, history and nature, food and wine, and exceptional leisure tourism have brought Portugal no less than 77 nominations and 14 tourism ‘Oscars’ at the World Travel Awards last year!
The history of Portugal dates far back to the 3rd century BC, when the area was under the influence of Carthage and later Rome. However, the Portugal of today is territorially the same as it has been since the mid-twelfth century – a stable country!