Portugal is definitely one of the most Gay & Lesbian friendly countries in southern Europe. Especially inLisbon, the gay scene is quite developed: gay and gay friendly restaurants, bars and clubs can be found all over the city, offering amazing nights out to locals and visitors of the city. The annual Lisbon Pride is very popular, gathering huge amounts of participants; locals and tourists.
Other cities that are also very popular for gay travellers is Porto, Algarve and Bragança, which even host small Pride events every year. Madeira is also a top gay and lesbian destination in Portugal, where the LGBT community is widely accepted. Despite the fact that there are no exclusively gay and lesbian bars, beaches and clubs, the most known night bars in Madeira are truly gay friendly and open to all people.
In Portugal gay marriage is legal since 2010, so it is an ideal destination to plan your gay wedding!
Apart from the quite intense gay life, you can spend some time exploring this amazing country and visiting its many cities, landmarks and monuments. A country with a rich history and culture, Portugal is the ideal destination for combining fun, beaches and destination exploration!