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Portugal

Intriguing, unexpected and dramatically coastal, Portugal is a hand painted timeline of sensory treasures, from cuisine kissed by the sea and abundant gifts from the land to the striking storytelling of an azulejo and soul stirring echoes of saudade. Ready to experience Portugal like never before? We’re here to inspire your next getaway, awaken your inner Lusitanian, and capture the nuances that will make for your most unforgettable experience through the República Portuguesa.
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Best Time of Year to Visit

Cities:
Year Round

Coastal Areas:
Mid-April to Mid-October

Wine Country:
March to November

CLIMATE

Predominantly Atlantic throughout

Continental influence through the interior

Mediterranean in the south

PAIRS WELL WITH

Galicia

Andalucia

Extremadura

Castilla y Leon

SAVOR & SIP

Whether dining on seafood treasures along the Atlantic coast or sampling farm forward fare in the Alentejo, Portugal’s culinary heritage is a tantalizing tale of fabled seafaring and rural tradition. From Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Vinho Verde, and Vintage Port, to caldo verde and arroz de marisco, sardinhas assadas and bacalhau, francesinha and bifana, porco preto and queijo de Serra da Estrela, Portuguese cuisine is an artisanal feast honoring hearth and home.

LOCAL SPEAK

“Olha que não há mais metafísica no mundo senão chocolates.”
(“Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.”)
– Fernando Pessoa

FALL IN LOVE WITH

The fanciful palaces of the Serra de Sintra

Soulful saudade of Fado music

Dramatic vineyard terraces & regal wine quintas of the Douro Valley

Bustling tascas o Lisbon’s Bairro Alto

Port wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia

Manueline & Pombaline architecture

Sweeping herdades of the Alentejo

Emerald vineyards of the Minho

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