Portugal is one of the most picturesque, lively and safest European countries.
It's also been growing in popularity as a travel destination throughout the past few years. Portugal ranked #4 on Conde Nast Traveler's 2018 list "The 10 Safest Countries in the World," for example. Coastal cities Porto and Lisbon jumped several spots on Travel + Leisure magazine's 2018 "Top 15 Cities in Europe." Braga, northeast of Porto, also ranked #2 on best "Best Places to Travel in Europe 2019" by European Best Destinations.