A guide to Portugal’s Alentejo region, home of Europe’s finest beaches | The Guardian | 12.07.2014 | Protected by the South West Alentejo and Costa Vicentina national park, the 100km of coastline from Porto Covo in the Alentejo to Burgau in the Algarve is the most stunning in Europe. And yet few people seem to know about it. (Photo: Carvalhal beach, Alentejo, Portugal.)
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Quick Facts about Portugal: -Despite its small area Portugal ranks 6th in the world as a wine-producing country. -Douro was the world's first wine region, its boundaries being demarcated in 1756. -Portugal has possibly more indigenous grape varieties than any other country - well over 200. -The number of micro-climates and soil types confer specific and unique features to Portuguese wines - a plus for the wine lover, especially in tandem with the number of grape varieties.
8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Portugal | Via Travel&Leisure Magazine | 24/11/2016 Some of Portugal's best assets are far from secret: port wine, medieval castles, the many recipes and tastes of bacalhau—the Portuguese word for codfish. But there are other places, things, and facts that are lesser known, and they only make the case stronger for adding Portugal to your destinations for 2017. #Portugal
Spain - Cordoba Mezquita, a world heritage. Facts about Spain: Area: 504,783 sq km. The major part of the Iberian peninsula and Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. Also included are the Canary Islands and the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the North African coast. Population: 45,450,497. Capital: Madrid. Official language: Catalán, Galician and Basque are official languages in the respective autonomous regions. Castilian (Spanish) is the official language. Languages: 21.