Portugal is a warm and hospitable country on the Iberian peninsula in southern Europe. Popular for its quaint towns, cuisine and golf courses, it is a popular place for family holidays and retirement homes. It was one of the founding members of the EU and is a developed country. Its 10.7 million population enjoy a high quality of life. Its highest mountain, Serra da Estrala, had a tower built on top of a tower so that it reaches 2000m in height!