One of Europe's oldest countries is also one of its warmest and definitely one of its most beautiful. Portugal is a land of vibrant cities and gorgeous landscapes, with fascinating history and friendly, welcoming locals who love to party.
Like beaches? Some of Europe’s best are here. Foodie? Portugal’s grilled fish is among the freshest and tastiest. Then there's the famed Lisbon Oceanarium, the beautiful Albufeira old town or the amazing Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês. Yes, Portugal has got the lot.
There are so many things to do in Lisbon that it's difficult to know where to start, but a Lisbon bus tour or - better still - a ride on the famous Tram 28 is a pretty good bet. Idly wander the city's pretty cobbled streets, get stuck into the famed Lisbon nightlife or meander through the twisting lanes of Alfama. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to stop and admire the incredible vistas from one of the many miradouros (scenic viewpoints) along the way.
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The undisputed champion of Portuguese desserts, these glistening little tarts are gooey and slightly blackened on top. Eat them sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar for authentic Portuguese flavour. Be warned: like everybody who visits the country, you’ll be instantly addicted.
Salt cod is one of Portugal's best-loved dishes. It's served many ways, but eat it grilled with some garlic oil and boiled potatoes and green beans on the side and you'll never look back.
This fabulous seafood stew takes its name from the clam-like copper cooking pot in which it's cooked. Expect potatoes, peppers and a mix of seafood and fish simmered gently to succulent perfection, served with some crusty bread.
This pork sandwich is the ultimate beer snack. Add mustard and a little chili oil and wash it down with an icy cold lager - it's an essential Portugal travel 2016 experience.
You can't come to Porto without trying this, the local specialty. It's a stew of tripe cooked with dried beans and vegetables, often including other treats like sausage, offal and even pigs' trotters. Grab some crusty Portuguese bread and fill your boots!