Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Portugal do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Portugal, DST starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Facts About Portugal
Information for Travelers
Portugal is a southern European country located on the Iberian Peninsula and borders Spain.
Occupying a wedge of the Iberian Peninsula and sharing a border with Spain and a fantastic coastline with the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal's location in this sunny corner of Western Europe gives it a unique appeal.
Its location in the Atlantic has also influenced many aspects of its culture, making stockfish and grilled sardines the main national dishes.
From cosmopolitan cities and remote towns and villages to lively beach resorts and spectacular national parks, this tiny nation offers an incredibly diverse array of attractions for visitors to enjoy.
The interior of the country, in turn, offers many contrasts: undulating plains; wide rivers; deep green valleys; and remote mountain ranges.
Its southern extension remains an attractive vacation destination, known for its glorious beaches and world-class golf courses.
Defining Portugal's history is an amazing array of monuments and historic buildings, many of them recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage.
The beaches of the Algarve are popular tourist destinations and much of the architecture dates back to the 16th to 19th centuries, when Portugal was a great power.
For such a small country, Portugal has a positive impact.
Read about Portugal in Wikipedia