Europe

Portugal Information Guide

Portugal officially known as the Portuguese Republic which located in south western Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The country area is in the western most country of mainland Europe. Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal.

The territory which forms the modern Portuguese Republic has witnessed a constant flow of civilizations during the past over 3,000 years from the
earlier pre-Roman inhabitants, to the Roman, Germanic, and Moorish peoples who made an imprint on the country’s culture, history, language, and ethnic composition. During the 15th and 16th centuries, with its vast transcontinental empire, Portugal was one of the world’s major economic, political, and cultural powers. A developed country, Portugal is a member of
the European Union (since 1986), the United Nations (since 1955), and a founding member of the Eurozone, OECD, and NATO.

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril. Lisbon is pretty much a safe city, with a very low crime rate and rare violent crime. … During day, most areas in Lisbon are safe, but at dawn, after sunset, there are some areas in Lisbon that should be avoided.

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