About the Book
The South of Portugal (Sul de Portugal) manages to be both astonishingly beautiful and endlessly surprising. From the sandy beaches of the Algarve to the idiosyncratic city of Lisbon this book highlights key characteristics of the South Portugal. With captivating landscapes, a stunning variety of scenery with mountains, lush valleys and the cove-speckled coastline of the southern beaches, Portugal is truly a wondrous part of the world.
There is a great charm in a country that preserves its medieval villages, walled towns and glorious monuments while at the same time embracing progress and a modern style all its own. Lisbon highlights these qualities by acquiring a contemporary, boutique sheen without quite jettisoning its most endearing, old-fashioned, characteristics.
‘Sul de Portugal’ is my homage to the country and my time spent visiting there with special thanks to my mother and step-father, Heather and Colin Taylor. They have made this book possible with their great generosity and help.