Information About Portugal

Portugal is situated to the extreme West of Europe bordering the Atlantic Ocean. A country with a very rich history and a surprising diversity of nature, Portugal is a fascinating country to visit. Although it's heydey lies several hundred years ago, modern Portugal manages to retain it's cultural heritage whilst moving, slowly, along with the times.


Portugal has a long and interesting history with an obvious peak in the 15th and 16th centuries, when, thanks to its unsurpassed nautical navigation know-how it managed to discover many lands and become fabulously wealthy of the back of its colonial gains. More information can be found here.


Portuguese is a 'romance' language and is the sixth most widely spoken language in the world.


Portugal uses the Euro, which it joined in 1999.


Portugal shares the same time zone as the UK.


Portugal enjoys a Mediterranean climate. For more details see here.