Portugal has much more an offer than the charms of cosmopolitan Lisbon and the beaches and golf courses of the Algarve, as enticing as they are to holiday-makers. As you will discover in the sumptuously illustrated pages of this guide, it is a land with a fascinating seafaring history, unspolit villages, fine wines, and some of Europe's most captivating scenery. This expanded and updated edition in the award-winning "Eyewitness" series covers every aspect of this varied country, breaking past the south coast resorts to reveal the least explored corner of Western Europe. Using the unique cutaway maps and 3D models, visit Oporto's cathedral district, enjoy panoramic views from the mountaintop village of Mosanto, and marvel at the luxury yachts in the harbour at Vilamoura.You'll also find the perfect introduction to Portugal's maritime provinces, Madeira and the Azores, which boast fine white beaches, old towns, forests, and unforgettable dolphin watching. Full-colour maps and plans enable you to explore the diverse regions in depth, whilst walks, scenic routes and thematic tours will ensure you won't miss a thing.
'A pleasurable read with ravishing photography plus maps and plans of supreme quality.' The Observer