Portugal is the oldest country in Europe.
Portuguese academics established the University of Coimbra in 1290, making it one of the oldest universities in the world. Today, it is open to tourists who can visit its Royal Palace and the Joannie Library.
A Portuguese explorer was the first to complete a full journey around the earth.
Portugal is in Southern Europe, with a population of 10.28 million people. Its capital is Lisbon, and their currency is Euro. The official language in Portugal in Portuguese.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Good Friday (Date Varies)
- Easter (Date Varies)
- Freedom Day (Apr 25)
- Labor Day (May 1)
- Corpus Christi (Date Varies)
- Portugal Day (Jun 10)
- Assumption Day (Aug 15)
- Republic Day (Oct 5)
- All Saints’ Day (Nov 1)
- Restoration of Independence (Dec 1)
- Immaculate Conception Day (Dec 8)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
It has 17 world heritage sites including:
- Alto Douro Wine Region
- Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
- Convent of Christ in Tomar
It also has one national park which is Peneda-Gerês National Park.
Want to learn more? Check out Portugal’s tourism website!