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Why Visit Portugal?

Much like any other European country, Portugal has the usual three essential elements for a memorable visit, namely fascinating histories, a vibrant and diverse culture and a gastronomy that draws on these pasts and differing cultures. Yet Portugal is also unlike other European countries. Take the archaeology for instance. Portugal has exquisite Stone Age rock art just as you find in France and Spain, hilltop settlements built by Iron Age Celts, instantly recognisable Roman architecture, and of course the ubiquitous Castles and fortifications we see throughout the rest of Europe. For the cultural traveller in search of interesting history, you will experience something unlike what you see in other parts of Europe. Ice Age art, for example, is not in caves but rather on rocks out in the open. Castles look different, Moorish as a result of the Islamic occupation of the Iberian Peninsular.

Top Historical Attractions in Portugal

Foz Coa Archaeological Park

Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon

Religious Sanctuary in Braga

Chapel of Bones in
Évora

Archaeology Museum, Lisbon

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