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Portugal is a country rich in history and culture that has greatly influenced the world. More than just a sunny Mediterranean tourist destination, Portugal has become in recent years a great place to pursue quality higher education. University of Coimbra, Portugal's oldest university, dates from 1290, and is the 9th oldest university in the world.
With a diverse and developed economy, the most thriving sectors in Portugal are aerospace industry, biotechnology, automotive, financial services, tourism, and agriculture. Although Portuguese is the official language, you will encounter many people who speak good English, French or Spanish.
Portugal is a welcoming country, driven by innovative academics and research, inviting students worldwide to enrich their knowledge in its universities.
Iconic places to visit
Throughout Portugal, you can visit splendid cultural and natural sites, from numerous museums and cathedrals to wonderful beaches and mountains.
Here are some attractions worth seeing in Portugal:
- Ponte Vasco da Gama
- The Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
- Lisbon Oceanarium - the second largest in the world
- Porto Cathedral
- The Roman Temple of Evora
- Torre dos Clérigos (Clerics' Tower) in Porto
- Azores and Madeira Island
- Serra da Estrela Mountains
- The Portuguese Empire was the first global empire in history.
- Portugal is considered the oldest nation in Europe due to the fact that it has had the same borders since 1139.
- Napoleon tried and failed three times to invade and conquer Portugal.
- The oldest bookstore in the world is in Portugal’s esteemed capital, Lisbon, and it is still open today.
- Portugal is the largest cork producer in the world.
- Portuguese explorers pioneered maritime exploration; notable examples are Bartolomeu Dias' sailing beyond the Cape of Good Hope and Vasco da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India and of Brazil.
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