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Portugal? Spain? Both.
Iberia. The name conjures up images of a fascinating land rich in history, awash in sunlight and alive with colorful festivals. Spain and Portugal share the Iberian Peninsula and together offer some of the most exciting and interesting vacation options for American travelers today. Consider this: a Portugal trip and a Spain trip combined to experience the best of both countries, from hotels in Spain to a Portugal tour, your vacation to the Iberian Peninsula will be truly memorable.
Welcome to the Official Visitors Guide on the web, for travelers and tourists considering a visit to both Portugal and Spain. A great idea! This site contains comprehensive tourism information brought to you by the official departments of tourism for Portugal and Spain.
Both countries have a wealth of historic monuments: Roman ruins, medieval castles, Moorish fortresses and Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque cathedrals. Portugal – and particularly Spain – are treasure troves of art and were once home to some of the world’s most revered artists like Velázquez, Goya, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí and Picasso. In addition, both Lisbon and Madrid have been adding new museums and expanding their other cultural institutions.
And yet beyond these traditional sights, Lisbon along with Spain’s top cities now have a cool, modern vibe with hip new design hotels and trendy restaurants.
For today’s travelers, Spain and Portugal offer a pulsating energy, non-stop nightlife, friendly people and arguably the most interesting and delicious cuisine in the world.
In fact, there has never been a better time for Americans to discover the destinations of the Iberian Peninsula. Right now, architects are busy restoring historic quarters, renovating waterfronts, adding state-of-the-art marinas and creating dramatic new cultural centers. And while both countries are sprucing themselves up –– they are also taking care to safeguard their enormous historical and cultural wealth.
The Spanish call it amor a la vida and the Portuguese, amor da vida, and both communicate this love of life to all visitors.
So this year, or next, why not plan a trip to Spain and Portugal? Thanks to the lovely temperate climate, visitors can enjoy sunny weather year round. Even in winter, snow birds can bask on the beaches of the Algarve or the Costa del Sol and sail the warm waters of the Mediterranean or Atlantic.
We invite you to come visit our Iberia – a land where all your travel dreams are possible.