You know when you’re in Portugal: the flavours are simpler, pace of life gentler and the air is a little cooler than elsewhere on the Iberian peninsular... but only a little. And that’s exactly why Portugal is such an irresistible destination. Portugal feels authentic: a country still somehow discovering its identity as a modern European country, without losing what makes it special. In the towns and cities, young people are pushing the country forward with urgency, against a backdrop of buildings that hint to a grand past.
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With a long Atlantic coast, it’s little wonder that much of Portuguese history is intertwined with the ocean. Years of seafaring brought Portugal a large empire and spread the Portuguese language as far afield as Mozambique, Goa, and, of course, Brazil. The empire is gone but the majestic architecture and love of seafaring remains. Go out to eat anywhere in Portugal and you will find a great range of fresh seafood to enjoy.
Take a Portuguese course in Portugal and you can explore the country from top to bottom with ease. Capital city Lisbon is full of Iberian charm, striking colours and a lively cultural life. Within easy reach you can explore any number of rural villages, enjoying glorious sunshine in a peaceful setting. Be sure to visit the coastline too. Sheltered parts are perfect for sunbathing and enjoying the hedonism of tourist resorts, while the rugged, exposed Atlantic cliffs are breathtaking. Watching the Atlantic mists roll in at sunset from Cabo da Roca, the most westerly part of mainland Europe, reminds you that this was once the edge of the known world... Return to introduction...