Clearly, we think Portugal is amazing, but here's what other people say:
"If there is one portion of Europe which was made by the sea more than another, Portugal is that slice, that portion, that belt. Portugal was made by the Atlantic."
- Hilaire Belloc, British writer.
"I feel so blessed and honored to have been invited to explore this canyon and its special town. The waves in Nazaré are such a mystery." and "The strongest ties I have in my life are with the people I met in Portugal."
- Garrett McNamara, American Big Wave Surfer
"By day Lisbon has a naive theatrical quality that enchants and captivates, but by night it is a fairy-tale city, descending over lighted terraces to the sea, like a woman in festive garments going down to meet her dark lover."
- Erich Maria Remarque, German writer.
"Portugal is the best place in Europe to be because of the Portuguese people."
- Philippe Starck, French interior designer.
"Any Portuguese town looks like bride's finery - something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."
- Mary McCarthy, American writer.
"But Portugal has a peaceful feel about it. I sit on the terrace overlooking the vineyard there and I feel cut off from the world. You need that sort of thing."
- Sir Cliff Richard, British artist.