Portugal Quick Tour

Portugal Quick Tour, The Oldest Country In Europe. Click the image

Portugal Quick Tour

This country is the oldest state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest European nation-states, having its territory been continuously invaded since prehistoric times.

The Pre-Celts, Celts, Carthaginians and Romans were followed by the invasions of the Visigoths and Suebi Germanic peoples.

Portugal as a country was established in the aftermath of the Christian Reconquista against the Muslim Moors who had invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 711 AD.

After the Battle of São Mamede, where Portuguese forces led by Afonso Henriques defeated forces led by his mother, Theresa of Portugal, the County affirmed its sovereignty and D. Afonso Henriques became the Prince of Portugal consequently he would later be proclaimed 1st King of Portugal at the Battle of Ourique in 1139 and was recognised as such by neighbouring kingdoms in 1143.

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