Lisbon, Portugal
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Portugal

Europe

  Portuguese Currency:  Euro

Spectacular beaches, delectable cuisine and a low-cost lifestyle... Portugal truly has it all. That's probably why this vibrant country on the Iberian peninsula has seen a surge in popularity over the past few years.

Visit Portugal and you'll be treated to a huge variety of landscapes, from green mountains in the north to glamorous beaches on the Algarve coast in the south. Add to that the fact that it's the birthplace of Port, and there's plenty of reasons to fall in love with Portugal.

Lisbon, Sintra and Porto are the top three destinations in the country, but under-the-radar spots like GuimarĂ£es and Tavira are also worth looking into. And don't forget the Azores, the magical islands in the Atlantic that belong to Portugal.