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.

History

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.

Language

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

Currency

Portugal uses the Euro, which it joined in 1999.

Time

Portugal shares the same time zone as the UK.

Weather

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