Portugal situated in South-western Europe is a country with a rich history of seafaring and discovery.
For over 3,000 years, Portugal has witnessed several civilizations such as Phoenician, Greek, Celt, Carthaginian, Arabic and Roman and these civilizations have left a lasting impact on the country’s culture.
Oriental and Moorish influences are seen in its art and architecture. Well represented in the arts, Portugal is the home of famous poets and most recently the likes of the international footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portugal has deep interests in education. The University of Coimbra was established in 1290 and is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The Embassy of India is located in Lisbon.