Portugal – Travel Guide Home to 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and renowned as the most relaxed country in Europe, is Portugal. It is located in the south-west of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and has around one thousand kilometres of long sandy beaches which are bordered with the Atlantic Ocean. A stress free city break or beach holiday with lots of sun is guaranteed in Portugal. Visit Lisbon, the capital of Portugal where art fans will have a field day with over 50 museums to explore. Apart from the city’s most prided architectural beauty, the Monastery of Hieronymite and the nearby Tower of Belém, Lisbon offers you the chance to sample real Portuguese cuisine while listening to typical Portuguese music, fado. The capital of the Algarve is Faro, the perfect place to go if you are looking for sun, sea and sand, with 365 days a year of sunshine and lots of architectural features such as Milreu which was a grand Roman villa and is visited by thousands of tourists each year from every corner of the world. Other popular tourist destinations in the Algarve are Lagos, Sagres, Tavira and Silves. Whether it is a typical Portuguese meal for two accompanied by a glass of port wine in Porto beside the Rio Douro or a cultural break in a city which has no stress at number one priority-Portugal is your destination.