With such a long sea coast, it is not surprising that Portugal has witnessed so many sailings and arrivals. This is why we have been open to the world and to communication for so long. We have assimilated peoples of different origins: Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans (who left us our language), northern Europeans and peoples from Mauritania. In spite of all these mixtures, Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe.

In the 12th century, the country gained its independence from the other kingdoms in the Iberian Peninsula thanks to Count Afonso Henriques, who was our first king at his own wish. A century later, with the conquest of the Algarve, Portugal was todefinitively establish its continental border.

In the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, the Portuguese were the first Europeans to sail to Africa, the distant Orient and the heart of South America, from where we brought a wealth of treasures. Even before advancing along the coast of Africa, we discovered the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, which are part of our territory in the Atlantic.

"Can't Skip Portugal" promotional video 

 Beauty and simplicity of Portugal 


We invite you to watch this great Promotional video of Portugal from 2010 

And Portugal in CNN TV 


Look new sensations new Promotional Video of Portugal 2011 -  we invite you to watch this new promotional video of Portugal 2011, find out its beauty and the simplicity of an authentic, surprising and seductive country, where every moment of life is appreciated.


New promotional video from 2012


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