The best Portugal holiday destinations, from the Algarve to the Azores, and cool city breaks in Lisbon and Porto
Good buys: Port.
Local dishes: Largely comprise seafood.
Visas: Nationals of all EU countries, as well as those from Canada, Israel, New Zealand and the USA, can stay up to three months in any half-year without a visa. Australian citizens must obtain a visa from their nearest Portuguese consulate before entering the country.
Public holidays: New Year’s Day; Shrove Tuesday; Good Friday; Liberation Day (25 April); Labour Day; National Day (10 June); Corpus Christi; Assumption; Republic Day (5 Oct); All Saints Day (1 Nov); Independence Restoration (1 Dec); Immaculate Conception (8 Dec); Christmas Eve; Christmas Day.