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"PORTUGAL - where Europe glides into the Atlantic" Europe Things to Do Tip by Leipzig

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by Leipzig

Portugal is the southwestern point of Europe, bordered to the east by Spain. I always stayed in the Algarve region during my vacations. Although the Algarve is a very charming region with a beautiful landscape, it is very crowded by tourists, indeed. The interior and the west coast of the coutry, including the capital Lisbon should be a must during a stay in Portugal. The Azores stretch over 550 km (340 mi) in the Atlantic, and consist of nine islands; Madeira, consisting of two inhabited islands, Madeira and Porto Santo, lie in the Atlantic about 860 km (535 mi) southwest of Lisbon.

The monetary unit is Euro (€).

The official langue is Portuguese. Spanish is widely spoken. German and English are known in tourist centres and in bigger cities.

The capital is Lisbon.

My pages provide you with information about the Algarve region and Lisbon.


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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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