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Welcome to Portugal

Portugal is located on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe. It’s the westernmost country in Europe, making it an easy flight from the East Coast of the U.S. Despite its small size, it’s got about 600 miles of coast, two paradisiacal archipelagos—the Azores and Madeira—and the oldest wine region in the world known as the Douro Valley. 

Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe and has the oldest borders on the continent. The North is cold, mountainous, and forested. The interior is flat and full of olive groves, cork trees, and fields while the South is warm, rocky, and home to over 100 beaches. No matter the region, there are countless historic towns and quaint villages spread across the country. As well as larger cities like Lisbon and Porto.

  • Currency: The official currency of Portugal is the Euro (€) and was one of the first countries to adopt the currency in the European Union
  • Language: The official language of Portugal is Portuguese. It’s spoken by over 270 million people, 220 million of them being native speakers
  • Visa: U.S. citizens may enter Portugal for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Consult the State Department for more
  • Curiosity: Portugal & England have the oldest alliance in the world. The Anglo-Portuguese Alliance was signed in 1373 and still holds

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