Anyone who has been to Portugal and experienced the marvel of the abundant nature, or the warmth and vibrance of the culture, will contest to the greatness of this country. Whether you’re a thrill-seeking daredevil, someone out to experience the tranquility of nature, or a social-butterfly out to enjoy new things, you will absolutely love the unique and quality activities that Portugal has to offer. Not many countries can offer such a wide variety of possible experiences and delights, especially with such incredible quality. Below you will find a summary of some of the wonderful features of Portugal both in reference to the mainland and the islands. Each feature contains enormous depth that you will want to fully experience in the flesh but these descriptions are a great place to start you on your adventure through Portugal and Portuguese culture!
Portugal has a rich and interesting history in many ways. Portugal was technically considered a country in 1143 after an array of power struggles and invasions until finally joining what is now known as the European Union in 1968. This move is largely responsible for the Portugal we can visit today. Particularly interesting features of Portuguese history are preserved in unique museums– such as those of whale hunting; one of the country’s greatest sources of income for a time, and the beautiful religious artworks and churches that were frequented especially in times of great political struggle. On the geological side, the islands of Portugal were formed by volcanic activity dating back millions of years, giving it a unique and brilliant quality of exposing the ancient.