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What to see, what to do Portugal?

The 10 good reasons to go Portugal

13_Coucher de soleil de l'Algarve © tonda -

The sunsets

On the ocean or behind a hillside, the show is always breathtaking!

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The sweetness of life

Let yourself be carried away by the tranquility of the Portuguese, although hardworking, what a well-being!

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The Ria Formosa

Beautiful natural area near Faro where the peace and quiet is accompanied by birds during the migration period.

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Exceptional surf spots

Wherever you are, gauge the height of the waves and your level, the sea is yours!

06_La Vallée du Douro © LuisPortugal -

The Douro Valley

From the majestic river to the vineyards on the hills, here, it is permanent peace.

10_La Serra d'Estrella © Gi Cristovao Photography -

A breath of fresh air

The Serra d'Estrela offers you almost 360 km of marked trails.

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A great diversity of birds

During the migration period, the gathering of all the birds is a marvel to behold!

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The street art phenomenon

Graffiti, stickers, collage...: street art is booming, especially in Lisbon.

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A destination for everyone

With friends or family, in the city or in the country, everyone will find something to suit them.

12_Les falaises de l'Algarve © Matthäus Rojek -

Impressive cliffs

Sumptuous coasts to be surveyed to observe the peaks formed by the work of the sea

What to visit Portugal?

guide de voyage,  - © The Palmer

Portugal's Inevitable

Football, sun and fado: welcome to Portugal, a colorful land! Bordered by the Atlantic, which forged an incomparable identity, this small country is one of the oldest in Europe. From festive Lisbon to the charming Évora, its contrasting beauties delight travelers. The generosity and reception of the Portuguese is no longer to be proved, so why not spend your summer there? Little Futé offers you the essentials of Portugal!FaroZoom on Faro, ...


Interview: My Portugal

with Sarah Dehaut, author of the guide

Meet Sarah Dehaut, the author of the guide on Portugal who has been collaborating with Le Petit Futé for nearly three years. Trained in journalism, passionate about writing and travel, she knows the Iberian Peninsula well. A fan of off-the-beaten-track travel, she advises you on how to combine visits to points of interest with a unique experience during your stay in Portugal.

See the video of the interview

Good to know to visit Portugal

Timetable Timetable

Most museums and monuments open from 9am-10am and close around 5pm-6pm depending on the period. They are all closed on public holidays and holidays. Generally, ticket offices sell tickets up to 30 minutes before closing time.

To be booked To be booked

Group visits must be booked in advance, otherwise you can come on your own. If you want to avoid queuing at the ticket offices of some museums, feel free to buy your tickets online

Budget & Tips Budget & Tips

With the Lisbon Card( or the Porto Card (, you will have access to several partner museums.

Guided tours Guided tours

Apart from bus or train tours, another way to visit a city is to opt for free tours( Offered by locals, in French, English or Spanish, you will explore the available city (Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Faro and many others) in an original way and a bit off the beaten track. It can be a historical tour, a night tour, a wine tour in Porto for example... Some of the tours are not free, but usually you can give what you want at the end of the tour.

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