Lisbon and Porto (known as Oporto in English) are the two largest cities in Portugal. Porto is one of the major urban areas of Southwestern Europe. There are endless places to visit in Portugal, from the coast to the Spanish border and the wonderful Azore Islands and Madeira. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Portuguese, the local people are friendly and many know some English.
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Veteran journalist Barry Hatton, whose home is in Portugal, shines an illuminating light on this overlooked and enigmatic corner of Europe.
“Affection for and sober views of his subject impart a geniality and balance to his account of the development of the Portuguese nation, and his book itself answers the need for a good general history for lay readers.” Brad Hooper, Booklist
“…this book, a mixture of history, tour guide, and national character analysis, is clearly a labor of love.”