10 interesting facts about Portugal



Portugal is currently one of the trendiest holiday destinations in the world.

We always knew and believed in the potential of this country by the sea, that’s why we have been dedicating ourselves to hotel management for over three decades and to the comfort and well-being of each one of the guests that visit us every day.

Besides our famous passion for cod, fado and fotball, Portugal is a country of nice and welcoming people, with a unique gastronomy, an enviable climate and a history filled with great achievements and victories.

On the other hand, we are a country with a wide offer of tourist experiences, suitable for all tastes and preferences. Because of all this, Portugal is a destination that raises more and more curiosity throughout the world – to the people that visit us and return home willing to come back.

  1. The first bookshop in the world opened in 1732, in Lisbon: Bertrand.

  2. The famous Japanese “tempura” dish originated in Portugal.

  3. Portugal has literally more than 1000 diferent cod recipes.

  4. With the Treaty of Tordesillas, signed in 1494, half of the world territory officialy belonged to Portugal.

  5. Portuguese is the official language of 9 countries: Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Principe, East Timor and Equatorial Guinea.

  6. Portugal is the oldest country in Europe.

  7. More than 50% of the cork production takes place in Portugal

  8. The biggest wave in the world was surfed in Nazaré by the Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa.

  9. One of the oldest European universities is in Portugal, the University of Coimbra, built in 1290.

  10. Portuguese fado was considered intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

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