With its dramatic coastline, sun-kissed beaches and sublime weather, Portugal is every bit as alluring as its Spanish neighbour. This new edition of Insight Guide Portugal shows you how to get the most out of your trip - our stunning photographs and Best of Portugal section, which highlights unmissable sights and experiences, are sure to inspire you. A Features section of in-depth and lively essays explores Portugal's long and fascinating history of sea-faring and hardship as well as its cultural traditions, including the unique musical tradition of fado, the soundtrack of the Portuguese nation. A detailed Places section, with full-colour maps, covers the entire country and shows you where to go and what to do. Colourful, magazine-style features focus on what makes Portugal unique - lively festivals, azulejos, the painted ceramic tiles which have become a national emblem, and the world-famous port wine. Our selective listings guide you to the best and most authentic hotel and restaurants. Plan your perfect trip with Insight Guides.