Portugal

The unique and advantageous position of Portugal on the sea, sharing the Iberian peninsula with Spain, makes it an ideal location to track human civilisation, in its magnificent natural surroundings, from its earliest beginnings.  

Let Clio guide you through 22,000 years of history whilst Thalia makes sure you enjoy what Portugal is famous for today, the digestif Port wine! Explore one of Portugal's UNESCO sites. It has 17 in total.
Join ArchaeoMuse in taking an unforgettable journey following the formation of this nation and its identity over the centuries, whilst enjoying the modern culture and all it has to offer.

TARAS' TIPS

"Explore inspiring Portugal, from its earliest origins in the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods to the Celtic pre-Roman occupation right through to Phoenician and Carthaginian periods up to the Roman conquest and beyond. "

A particular gem in Portugal is its second-largest city, Porto,  where the famous Portuguese tipple is drunk, but, it is not in fact produced nor stored in Porto. That actually happens just across the river Douro, flowing with so much history, in a separate city called Vila Nova de Gaia, which overlooks the UNESCO site, Porto.

Did you know that Portugal also has a list of cultural wonders known as the Severn Wonders of Portugal, established in 2007? One of those wonders being the extremely impressive national monument Pena Palace which captures one of the most major expressions of 19th century Romanticism. Portugal is also famous for its cork, wine, olive oil, and wheat production, Alentejo being the country's leading region.

Pena Palace

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INSPIRED BY POLYHYMNIA

PORTUGAL: WONDEROUS, 

CHARMING AND STEEPED IN HISTORY

Under the aegis of Polyhymnia, you will be amazed as you explore 22,000 years of history.  Along the path, we will find the continuous interdependence between temporal and religious power and the way that together they were weaving and structuring as a cultural, religious, and political identity life, rich and autonomous.

STOP ONE

A voyage into the prehistoric and the megalithic

Meeting the Castrejas population

STOP TWO

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Visit the most notorious Prehistoric Rock-Art Site and funerary burial site. This cave is particularly interesting because it is one of the few caves with Palaeolithic rock art in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula.

Come with us to discover the city between the II Century B.C. and VI century. AD, played the role of the great metropolis and cultural centre of an entire region. Explore the Archelogic Museum of Sanfins. 

STOP THREE

Bracara Augusta - (circa 16 BC)

Founded by the Romans in 16 BC. The name makes a reference to the nation that lived here before the Romans – the Brácaros – a tribe with Celtic origins and Emperor Cesar Augustus. It was the capital of Galécia,

STOP FOUR

Arabic influences and The Magical Castro

Visit two cities and discover the Arabic influence in architecture, archeology, culture, costumes, language, and gastronomy.

Discover the true beauty of Portugal!

We can tailor-make your travel experiences for you and your desires. We provide experiences for individuals, groups, families, friends, academics, and history buffs (beginners or experts).

We proudly collaborate with historians, archaeologists, locals, experts, and academics to ensure that your needs are met.

 

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— Ann, Teacher —

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We can tailor-make your travel experiences for you and your desires. We provide experiences for individuals, groups, families, friends, academics, and history buffs (beginners or experts).

We proudly collaborate with historians, archaeologists, locals, experts, and academics to ensure that your needs are met.
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