Olá and welcome to Portugalist. 

I love Portugal, but it’s often hard to find good-quality information about Portugal. That’s why I started Portugalist. I wanted to create an online guidebook about Portugal, a website that was informative and helpful, and that allowed me to share my love of this great country. I wanted a place where people could ask questions about Portugal, and where they could learn about Portuguese food and wine, as well as Portugal’s history, culture, and language.  

Since launching Portugalist, the articles on here have been viewed millions of times and I’ve been very lucky to be featured in publications like the Culture Trip and on the BBC. 

I hope that you find Portugalist useful, and it really enriches your time here in Portugal. If you want to keep up-to-date with the latest articles, be sure to subscribe to the newsletter. I’m also on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest) as well. If you want to ask a question about Portugal, just get in touch with me. 


About Me (James)

I’ve spent a lot of time in Portugal. As a child, I spent several years living in the North of Portugal and I’ve since spent time living in Lisbon and in the Algarve. I’ve also travelled extensively throughout the country, and visited Portuguese communities around the world. 

I travel a lot myself as well. I’ve been very lucky in that I’ve been able to travel throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, and also to live in parts of the world like Germany, Spain, Ireland, the UK, France, and South Africa. Yet, despite having been to so many places, Portugal always manages to draw me back.