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Portugal Flag The Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa) is a country located in the Iberian peninsula in southwestern Europe. Portugal borders Spain and has a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, as well as incorporating two island groups in the Atlantic - the Azores and Madeira.

As of 2007, the estimated population of Portugal was 10,642,836. The capital and largest city of the country, Lisbon, had a population of 564,657. Other important cities in Portugal include Almada, Amadora, Braga, Coimbra, Funchal, Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

Map of Portugal

Portugal Country Details


Country Name Portugal
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southwestern Europe
Flag Portugal Flag
Principal Language Portuguese
Capital Lisbon
Major Towns/Cities
  • Almada
  • Amadora
  • Barcelos
  • Braga
  • Cascais
  • Coimbra
  • Funchal
  • Gondomar
  • Guimarães
  • Leiria
  • Lisbon (Capital)
  • Loures
  • Maia
  • Matosinhos
  • Odivelas
  • Oeiras
  • Porto
  • Santa Maria da Feira
  • Seixal
  • Setúbal
  • Sintra
  • Vila Franca de Xira
  • Vila Nova de Famalicão
  • Vila Nova de Gaia


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    Lonely Planet Portugal (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet

    LONELY PLANET
    Paperback (544 pages)

    Lonely Planet Portugal (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Portugal is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stand at Europe's southwestern edge on the barren cliffs of Cabo de Sao Vicente, stretch a towel on the golden sands of Algarve and hear soulful fado in Lisbon; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Portugal and begin your journey now!

    • Inside Lonely Planet's Portugal Travel Guide:
    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - architecture, arts, music, religion, history, wine, cuisine
    • Over 70 maps
    • Covers Lisbon, the Algarve, Porto, the Douro valley, Faro, Sintra, Evora, the Alentejo, the Beiras, Coimbra, the Minho, Estremadura and more.

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Portugal, our most comprehensive guide to Portugal, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    Looking for a guide focused on Lisbon? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Lisbon a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Rick Steves Portugal
    By Rick Steves

    Rick Steves
    Released: 2017-05-30
    Paperback (488 pages)

    Rick Steves Portugal
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    Product Description:
    You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Portugal.

    With this guide, you'll explore this relaxed country at the western edge of Europe. Tour Lisbon's cobbled lanes and grand squares, reminders of Portugal's seafaring glory days. Step back into history at the palaces in Sintra and the bone chapel of Évora. Soak up the sun at the Algarve beach of your dreams. When evening comes, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, and raise a glass of port wine in a toast.

    Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
    Rick Steves Portugal
    By Rick Steves

    Avalon Travel Publishing
    Released: 2015-03-03
    Paperback (440 pages)

    Rick Steves Portugal
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    Product Description:
    You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Portugal.

    With this guide, you'll explore this relaxed country at the western edge of Europe. Tour Lisbon's cobbled lanes and grand squares, reminders of Portugal's seafaring glory days. Step back into history at the palaces in Sintra and the bone chapel of Évora. Soak up the sun at the Algarve beach of your dreams. When evening comes, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, and raise a glass of port wine in a toast.

    Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal
    By DK

    Dk Pub
    Released: 2016-04-26
    Paperback (480 pages)

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal
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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal is your in-depth guide to this beautiful country. Explore the magnificent Jerónimos Monastery, sample some wine in Porto, and discover the best beaches, scenic routes, markets, and festivals the country has to offer.

    Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal.

       • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
       • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
       • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
       • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
       • Area maps marked with sights.
       • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
       • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
       • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

    With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal truly shows you this country as no one else can.

    Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Lisbon, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Lisbon, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time in the city.

    Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

    Fodor's Essential Portugal (Travel Guide)
    By Fodor's Travel Guides

    FODORS
    Released: 2017-04-11
    Paperback (448 pages)

    Fodor s Essential Portugal (Travel Guide)
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    • FODORS
    Product Description:
    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

    With its medieval hilltop towns, magnificent beaches, traditional Fado music, and excellent food and wine, Portugal is Western Europe's most exotic destination. Fodor's Essential Portugal puts the best the country has to offer at your fingertips.

    This travel guide includes:
    · Dozens of maps
    · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Prague
    · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
    · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
    · Major sights such as Sintra, Queluz National Palace and Lisbon
    · Side Trips from Evora including Guadalupe, Montemor-O-Novo and Monsaraz
    · Side Trips from Funchal including Monte, Porto Santo and Calheta
    · Coverage of Lisbon and environs; Estremadura and the Ribatejo; Evora and the Alentejo; The Algarve; Coimbra and the Beiras; Porto and the North; Madeira
    Lonely Planet Pocket Lisbon (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet Publications
    Paperback (160 pages)

    Lonely Planet Pocket Lisbon (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet's Pocket Lisbon is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the intricacy of Belem's monastery, experience Lisbon on the golden tram, or enjoy a city view from the Castelo de Sao Jorge; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Lisbon and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Lisbon:

    • Full-colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Free, convenient pull-out Lisbon map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour neighbourhood maps
    • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
    • Covers Alfama, Castelo, Graca, Baixa, Rossio, Bairro Alto, Chiado, Marques de Pombal, Rato, Saldanha, Estrela, Lapa, Alcantara, Belem, Parques das Nacoes, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Lisbon a colourful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Portugal guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    The Rough Guide to Portugal
    By Rough Guides

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    Released: 2017-01-17
    Paperback (536 pages)

    The Rough Guide to Portugal
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    The Rough Guide to Portugal is the ultimate travel guide to this beautiful country.

    Taking you to the fashionable cities of Lisbon and Porto, to hikes in the central and northern hills, and to every beach along the Algarve, this updated guide is the ideal companion whether you're on a city break, beach vacation, or road trip.

    The locally based Rough Guides author team introduces the best vineyards, country taverns, and fado clubs, and provides reliable insider tips on topics such as driving Portugal's roads, surfing at Peniche, and shopping for linen and lace. You'll find special coverage of Portuguese history, art, architecture, and literature, and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each region.

    The Rough Guide to Portugal also unearths the best restaurants, nightlife, and places to stay, from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels, and color-coded maps feature every sight and listing.

    Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Portugal.

    Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

    Fodor's Portugal (Travel Guide)
    By Fodor's Travel Guides

    Fodor's
    Released: 2014-05-13
    Paperback (456 pages)

    Fodor s Portugal (Travel Guide)
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    Product Description:
    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

    With its medieval hilltop towns, magnificent beaches, traditional Fado music, and excellent food and wine, Portugal is Western Europe's most exotic destination. This comprehensive new Fodor's guide captures the best this country has to offer, from its ever-popular café and bar scene to its lush vineyards and picturesque, mountainous landscapes dotted with castles.

    This travel guide includes:
    · Dozens of maps
    · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Portugal
    · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
    · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
    · Major sights such as Sintra, Lisbon, and Queluz National Palace 
    · Side Trips from Evora and Funchal
    · Coverage of Lisbon, Estremadura and the Ribatejo, Evora and the Alentejo, The Algarve, Coimbra and the Beiras, Porto and the North, Madeira

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