Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.
English is widely spoken in Portugal, especially in the larger cities, such Lisbon, Porto, and in the Algarve. Plenty of foreigners live comfortably and reasonably efficiently speaking only in English. (In fact, it can be difficult to find a Portuguese who will speak to you in Portuguese.
Yes, Portugal is one of the safest countries in the world, with low crime rates. Particularly, of you visit the autonomous islands of Madeira and the Azores, you’ll find them to be some of the safest destinations to visit. With this said, mainland Portugal is also very safe.
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