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Portugal(7 C, 7 P)
Alentejo(2 C, 2 P)
Alto Alentejo(11 P)
Baixo Alentejo(6 P)
Algarve(18 P)
no subcategories
Azores(2 C, 9 P)
São Miguel(1 P)
Terceira(2 P)
Beiras(3 C, 4 P)
Beira Alta(7 P)
Beira Baixa(5 P)
Beira Litoral(10 P)
Estremadura and Ribatejo(2 C, 2 P)
Estremadura(3 C, 3 P)
Ribatejo(4 P)
Madeira(8 P)
no subcategories
Northern Portugal(3 C, 3 P)
Douro Litoral(10 P)
Minho(9 P)


Portugal(7 C, 7 P)
Alentejo(2 C, 2 P)
Algarve(18 P)
Azores(2 C, 9 P)
Beiras(3 C, 4 P)
Estremadura and Ribatejo(2 C, 2 P)
Madeira(8 P)
Northern Portugal(3 C, 3 P)

The Portugal Expedition is a Wikivoyage Expedition to promote and coordinate collaboration to improve Wikivoyage's articles pertaining to Portugal. If you'd like to join the effort, please add your signature to the bottom of the page!

Article statistics[edit]

Note that numbers in the tables are not dynamically calculated and must be manually updated. Last updated on 27 July 2021 (UTC).

Click on number to get an updated list of pages by status. (Note sometime the link just sits there, usually due to the database updating, come back in 10 minutes.)

Articles by status in Portugal
Outline Usable Guide Star Unranked Total (line)
District 0 6 0 0 6
City 1 130 3 1 135
Airport 0 0 1 0 1
Park 0 2 0 0 2
Dive guide 0 0 0 0 0
Rural area 0 6 0 0 6
Region 20 2 0 0 0 22
Total 21 146 4 1 0 172

Articles needing a little work to get to usable.
Outline cities sleep eat see do check
needs only 0 0 0 0 0
has no 0 1 1 1 0

Remember a reasonable Get In section, as well as listings, is needed to make usable.

Non-destination articles[edit]

The following articles do not fall under Portugal in the geographical hierarchy/breadcrumb trail, so they are not included in the #Article statistics above.


Long term, every municipality in the country should have an article, unless it doesn't meet the requirements set forth in Wikivoyage:What is an article? or cannot possibly ever be promoted to Usable status.

Outline to Usable[edit]

Nearly all region articles are at Outline status and should be improved to Usable (except for Madeira and Oeste, which are already Usable).

Usable to Guide[edit]

All district, city, park, and rural area articles are already at Usable status or better. We should work to improve these Usable articles to Guide status, prioritizing the articles below.


We should work on getting Portugal itself to Guide status. This is a huge undertaking, since "All immediate subregions must be usable status or better".

Top cities[edit]

Seven of nine Portugal#Cities (Lisbon and Porto are already at Guide status):


Non-destination articles[edit]

  • Portuguese cuisine
  • Portuguese phrasebook — It looks like the translations are complete, but it needs some more pronunciations (preferably both pseudo-phoneticization and IPA). Copyediting and double-checking would be helpful.

Guide to Star[edit]

It would be great to have our four Guide-status articles promoted to Star status:

Articles under discussion and work in progress[edit]

Articles that are currently being worked on or under discussion such as merge or delete. Or articles you wish to bring to others' attention.

Discussions should take place on the talk page of the article, this is just to highlight activity.


Huge cities (districification)[edit]

  • Yes Done Lisbon has several discussions over the years about converting it into a "huge city" and districtifying. Nothing ever came of it.
  • Porto should be next on our list, if/when we ever successfully convert Lisbon.

Articles needed[edit]

If any tourist destinations (cities, regions, national parks, etc.) are missing, list them below.
Portugal has only one "national park". The term is used here broadly as shorthand for w:Protected areas of Portugal.


Many city articles have listings for hotels or other amenities outside their municipal borders. This is usually because an article doesn't yet exist for the city the business is actually located in. If this cannot be addressed right away, list the missing articles below as you encounter them.



Travel topics[edit]

Article ideas and requests[edit]

New article checklist[edit]

When creating the article[edit]

  • Select the appropriate article type under "To start, please click on one of the following links to pre-fill this article with the standard sections:" to prefill the correct template.
  • Enter the destination's region in the placeholder in the lead section and in {{IsPartOf|}}.
  • Enter the destination's latitude and longitude coordinates in {{geo||}}. You can usually find these at Wikipedia or Wikidata.

After you have saved the article[edit]

  • At Wikidata, add an interwiki link to the article.
  • Add a wikilink to the new article from its containing region.
  • Add the {{Wikivoyage}} template to the Wikipedia article, usually in the "External links" section (if it doesn't exist, "See also" works, or at the bottom of the article). If the article names don't match, use {{Wikivoyage|<WV article name>}}.
  • Add a dynamic map by adding {{mapframe}}{{mapshape}} at the beginning of the "Get around" section (for cities). For bottom-level regions, this goes in the "Cities" section. For regions that have subregions, this goes in the "Regions" section.
  • Pronunciation (at the beginning of the "Understand" section; see existing articles for formatting):
  • At the end of the "Understand" section, add a new "Visitor information" subsection with a listing for the city's tourist information office (posto de turismo, loja interativa de turismo, or similar) and a link to the city's official tourism website or the equivalent section of its municipal website.
  • Add a page banner image. You will use Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata to achieve this. (This makes the top of the article look nicer, but can wait until after more content and listings are added.)
  • If possible, try to get the new article up to Usable status soon after creation. City articles will need some details in the "Get in" section, one See or Do listing, one Eat listing, and one Sleep listing, at a minimum.

Merge proposals[edit]


Standard tasks[edit]

These standard tasks are based on the {{RegionTasks}} template.

Custom tasks[edit]

These are custom tasks that we come up with for the Portugal Expedition.

  • Make sure all articles have a "Visitor information" subsection in the "Understand" section. A listing should be provided to the local posto de turismo (or equivalent) with an external link to the municipality's tourism website.
  • Make sure all UNESCO World heritage sites are listed in the destination articles. (w:List of World Heritage Sites in Portugal)
  • Make sure that all items from w:List of national monuments of Portugal have See listings.
  • Pronunciations:
    • Change Wikivoyage:Pronunciation guide links to Portuguese phrasebook#Pseudo-phoneticization. (PetScan check, randomly ordered)
    • Rearrange pronunciations so that pseudo-phoneticization comes before IPA.
    • Verify that pseudo-phoneticization transcriptions are clear and useful. Particularly, "ng" might not be the best way to represent nasal vowels in many cases; an "n" or "m" alone might work better. ("ng" might work for sounds like ão, unless we come up with something better.)
    • Verify that IPA transcriptions are clear and useful. This external site may produce better transcriptions than those found in Wikipedia articles, but be vigilant and feel free to override, as it often uses /e/ when it should be /ɛ/ or it uses /o/ for /ɔ/ sounds.
  • All articles should have a photo besides the page banner. Longer articles should have more, but don't go overboard, per Wikivoyage:Image policy#Minimal use of images.
  • Review articles for plain text that should be listings.
  • Review mapshapes to find listings outside municipal borders. Move listings to correct municipality. Create articles if needed.
  • Yes Done Add municipal mapshapes to region articles, once the regions discussion is concluded.
  • Yes Done Make sure all corresponding Wikipedia articles have the {{Wikivoyage}} template. (alphabetical list)
  • Yes Done Add all Michelin-starred restaurants to the appropriate city articles.
  • Add all Pousadas to the appropriate city articles. (on hold pending discussion)
  • Improve description of pousada at Portugal#Sleep and wikilink all pousadas to here. (on hold pending discussion)


Wikimedia projects[edit]

Government sites[edit]

Commercial & personal sites[edit]


  • 3 July 2021 - Expedition launched