Estimate population 10,781,460 - Capital: Lisbon
Beautiful Portugal with its hills and mountains which form the western edge of the Iberian Plateau. Colourful gardens in Central Park, Barcelos, are a delight to see, or check out the delightful Cavado River. Visit the walls and ramparts of the town of Obidos and be pleasantly surprised by its history. Although some regions are rugged, barren, and sparsely populated it is an adventure to visit Portugal. Rich in culture and history a must see for every person heading into that direction.
Lisbon is an enjoyable city mixed with modern and ancient cultures. The Castle of St. George, Lisbon's oldest monument is still standing proud. The Bairro Alto, is also a popular spot. The Museum of Ancient Art, the Municipal Museum, and the Gulbenkian Foundation Museum are not to be missed if you want to taste Portugal's fine art.